Saturday, April 19, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A committee formed at San Jose State University after a black student said his white roommates racially harassed and tortured him has issued a set of recommendations to the school on how it can improve safety and diversity on campus.
The Special Task Force on Racial Discrimination in its final report issued Friday says the university should provide diversity training for all students living in the dorms and create an Office of Diversity Engagement and Inclusive Excellence, among other changes.
In March, the black student, Donald Williams, filed a $5 million claim against the university over the incident.
Williams's four white suitemates — Logan Beaschler and Colin Warren, both 18, Joseph Bomgardner, 19, and an unidentified juvenile. They have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hate crime charges.