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University of Pennsylvania freshman Eden Jacobowitz was writing an English paper on Jan. 13, 1993, when he was distracted by students making a ruckus outside his dorm.
He asked them to quiet down, and when the noise grew louder he shouted out his window: "Shut up, you water buffalo. If you want a party, there's a zoo a mile from here."
The members of a black sorority who were making the noise did not take kindly to Jacobowitz's words. They reported him to the school's judicial inquiry officer, who prosecuted Jacobowitz for violating the university's racial harassment policy... Download file "Fighting for students' rights"
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