Calif. governor troubled by racism on campuses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Schwarzenegger's statement comes after a string of incidents this month on the campuses in Davis, Irvine and San Diego.

Students at the San Diego campus took over the chancellor's office Friday to protest the hanging of a noose in the library. The noose was discovered less than two weeks after an off-campus party mocking Black History Month where students urged people to dress as ghetto stereotypes and promised there would be chicken, watermelon and malt liquor.

A Jewish student earlier this week found a swastika carved into her dorm room door at the Davis campus.

Earlier this month, 11 students were arrested for interrupting a talk by Israel's ambassador Michael Oren at the Irvine campus. The New York-based Zionist Organization of America has accused UCI's chancellor of failing to condemn anti-Semitic speech and has asked potential students and donors to boycott the campus.

"I am deeply troubled by the horrific incidents that recently took place on various campuses of the University of California system," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "There is no excuse for this kind of behavior in our system of higher education or anywhere else and it will not be tolerated."

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