NAACP leaders want felony charges filed against four white San Jose State students for hanging a Confederate flag in their room and calling a black student “three-fifths.” The white students also reportedly hung a bike lock around his neck.
The NAACP called the abuse “racially-based terrorism” and is holding a rally on the campus Monday.
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CBS Local reported:
Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of racially abusing a black student at San Jose State University.
NAACP leaders are urging Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to bring felony charges against the white students, who currently face misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges.
According to a police report, the white students outfitted their dormitory suite with a Confederate flag, barricaded the victim in his room and placed a U-shaped bicycle lock around his neck.