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Students cleared, advisors found at fault for ASO controversy

Updated: Feb 24, 2021


Brett Robertson pleads his case to the Southwestern College governing board during his termination hearing at the Otay Mesa Higher Education Center on Feb 11. / Photo by Fernando A. Martinez

vestigators who examined accusations of racism and unfair treatment in the spring Associated Student Organization election concluded that advisors supervising the ASO were at fault for the chaos and racial tension that followed when members of an all-African-American ticket accused a mostly-Latino ticket of racism and character assassination. Students were mostly cleared of wrongdoing and the results of the election were upheld.

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