About 200 black students at UC Berkeley stood in silent protest for over two hours at Sather Gate on campus today in reaction to racial incidents at UC San Diego last week, according to a report by Bay Area News Group tonight.
By now, gentle reader, you have no doubt found it tedious and predictable, these clear juxtapositions of seeing the world in such black and white, Texan vs. Berkeley terms. So I would like to devote this column to a place of tail-wagging communion between the two republics.
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