Two Students Investigated for 'Felony Hate Crime' -- Throwing Cotton Balls on Lawn
March 5, 2010Throwing cotton balls across the lawn of a university's black culture center may qualify as a 'felony hate crime' in Missouri.
Nathan Stephens, the culture center's coordinator, was quoted as saying that students were offended because of the "symbolic violence" harkening back to the days of slavery on cotton plantations.
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