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Black COD students get scholarships after racist incidents online


Black College of the Desert students receive $1,000 scholarships in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The College of the Desert Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships Thursday night to 13 students affected by racist incidents during virtual college events this year.

The foundation awarded another 12 scholarships of $1,000 each to students who won a raffle at Thursday night’s Faculty & Staff of Color Caucus Meet & Greet, a block party-style event in Indio with a DJ and taco caterer that drew hundreds of attendees. Catherine Abbott, executive director of the COD Foundation, said more scholarships are available for students who come forward as victims of incidents.

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The college’s Black 365 Knowledge Bowl on Feb. 24, an online event tied to Black History Month, had about 70 attendees when it was forced to end early after a disruption by “lewd, obscene, and racist individuals,” COD Superintendent/President Martha Garcia wrote in an April 5 campus-wide email to students and staff. Students who participated in the virtual event said individuals entered the Zoom room and  wrote racial slurs on a screen visible to all participants. 

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