Saturday, April 11, 2009



So I'm writing you guys all again to inform you of the Tufts University Bias Incident. It seems that in the past few days, I keep giving you guys all bad news and it saddens me to have to do it, but I think that it's necessary that you all know about this. If you don't want to read the article, this is the breakdown:

A white freshmen male, who claimed he had been drinking, approached 5 male Tufts KSA members who were practicing a dance for their KSA Culture show. He repeatedly asked the dancers to teach him the dance, and then mockingly tried to imitate it, saying "This is the gayest sh*t I've ever done." When the KSA dancers asked him to leave, he responded saying "F*ck you. F*ck you, I could take all of you. I'll kill you all," and claimed that he was going to get his fraternity brothers to help. This resulted in a physical altercation, and the freshmen was pinned to the ground. He claimed he couldn't breathe, and was quickly released. As he got up off the ground, he again started cursing and saying “F*ck you all, you f*cking chinks, go back to China! Go back to your f*cking country, you don’t belong in this country.” The KSA members then reported this incident to an RA, who reported this as a bias incident.

As President of Northeastern University's Korean American Student Association, it upsets me that something of this nature happened at a neighboring University and targeted a group which so closely resembles ours. Being such a small and fairly tight knit Korean community here in Boston, I'm sure that many of you know members of Tufts' KSA, and it's important that they are aware that NU KASA does not tolerate bigotry. It frustrates me that we work so hard to promote cultural diversity and to share our love and pride that we have for our culture with those around us, and yet at a time when celebration should be found, racism and bigotry is not far around the corner. Unfortunately it truly is one step forward, two steps back.

Please show your support for Tufts KSA and spread the word that bigotry and social injustice will NOT be tolerated, not just on the NU campus, but anywhere.

~Hannah Yuh
NU KASA President

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