Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UVA Student Victim of Campus Hate Crime

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UVA Student Victim of Campus Hate Crime

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

The mood for University of Virginia students returning from Spring Break is likely to be somber as they attempt to grapple with the fallout from the latest of a string of divisive racial incidents: an assault on a minority student running for student council that left her with a mild concussion and knee and ankle injuries.

Daisy Lundy, a student of African American and Korean background, reported being assaulted early on the morning of Feb. 27 by a heavyset White male who told her, "No one wants a nigger to be president." Lundy was in a runoff for the presidency of UVA's student council. The vote was canceled after the assault and was to be rescheduled for some time during the week of March 10. Her opponent has since dropped out of the race.

According to police reports, the man approached Lundy from behind while she was searching her car for a cell phone, grabbed her by her ponytail and slammed her head against the steering wheel. Lundy managed to honk her horn several times before falling. …

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