For those of you who don't know what the Kerri Dunn fiasco was, have a look here:
Back in 2004, a few Mudders inadvertently burned an art sculpture that was in the form of a cross, to the outcry of groups like OBSA's own, Hughes Suffren. Mudders, as anyone will know, like to burn things and were totally ignorant of the symbolic meaning of a burned cross, but that didn't stop Suffren and others from making a big deal about it. From The St. Petersburg Times article on Kerri Dunn:
"Do you know what's scary?" Hughes Suffren, dean of the Office of Black Student Affairs, said in February, according to the Claremont Courier. "What's scary is that Claremont students are supposed to be the most intelligent young minds in the world. The global leaders of the future. You're telling me a future global leader doesn't know the symbolic significance of burning a cross?"To Mr. Suffren: Are you telling me that one of OBSA's members doesn't know the "symbolic significance" of comparing another human being to a cockroach?
That incident, of course, was a bias-related one, despite the lack of well, bias, and eventually culminated in the Kerri Dunn fiacso. But when Ms. Ballard goes off on students and assumes that they have white privilge, mum's the word from the Scripps Dean of Students Office.