San Jose resident Ashlei McPherson has started an online petition at change.org, asking for more accountability from administrators over the case of a Black student who says he was racially harassed by four roommates. The four roommates allegedly: taunted the student with racial slurs; placed a bike lock around his neck and said they lost the key; put a Confederate flag in the room and barricaded the student in his room.
The petition reads:
President Mohammad Qayoumi, San Jose State University
The punishment of the four students in question should include but are not limited to: expulsion, revoking housing privileges, financial aid and eco passes. Additionally, someone in the chain of command in housing should be held responsible for not taking action sooner and failure to take action sooner.