This is truly shocking to me as I am an UCLA alumni. This is not what UCLA is all about. I have emailed Chancellor Gene Block to stop the discrimination against Dr. Christian Head. I won't give a single dime to the university. Here is the Dr. Christian Head's story and yes there is a petition. From Daily Bruin:
A racial discrimination lawsuit
filed by a UCLA head and neck surgeon against the UC
Board of Regents last month has garnered widespread attention in recent weeks.
Dr. Christian Head filed the
complaint in April, alleging that the university failed to prevent
discrimination, harassment, retaliation and infliction of intentional emotional
Head hopes to put an end to what
he feels is ongoing retribution and a hostile work environment at the
university, said Peter Brown, a spokesman from the Foley Lyman Law Group, which
is representing Head. The complaint calls for a jury trial.
Chancellor Gene Block said in a
statement Tuesday that the university investigated the claims but was unable to
substantiate them. He added that Head was given the information necessary to
turn to internal procedures or directly to the legal system.
“Such a choice (to go through the
legal system) does not mean that UCLA administrators
failed to act on this person’s behalf or that UCLA
failed to respond,” Block said in the statement.
In one part of the video, Head
describes a slideshow at a 2006 event sponsored by the UCLA
“The final slide was a photo … of
a gorilla on all fours, with my head Photoshopped onto the gorilla, with a
smile on my face, and a Caucasian man – completely naked – sodomizing me from
behind, and my boss’s head Photoshopped on the person, smiling,” Head said in
He said in the video that he
confronted his boss, Dr. Gerald Berke, and reported the event to UCLA officials. Officials then ignored his request for appropriate
action, he said.
According to the complaint, no
apology has been issued to Head regarding the gorilla slide. The university has
failed to locate the gorilla slide or even confirm that it exists, Brown said.