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Student from Santa Cruz Files $5 Million Claim against SJSU after Dormitory Hate Crimes
by Alex Darocy
Donald Williams Jr., a black student at San Jose State University, filed a $5 million claim on March 19 against the institution, which alleges breach of contract, breach of duty, negligence, and violation of the Unruh Act. The claim stems from alleged hate crimes committed against Williams in his SJSU dorm room by three of his housemates in the Fall of 2013. After the incidents became public, large protest rallies were held at the university organized by the SJSU Black Student Union, which demanded change at the university, including protecting its African American studies courses. [Top photo: Students rally against racial injustice at SJSU in November of 2013 during "Black Monday"]
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