A cross is burned in the yard of two black Lakeside University students. When campus officials call the incident a harmless prank, both black and white student organizations, launch a series of protests to force the administration into conducting a full investigation. Instead, the administration devises a divide and conquer scheme to create a rift between black and white students. As black students turn up the pressure, the campus stands on the verge of a racial explosion. Campus leaders must find a way out of the crisis so they seek the help of Dr. Wendell Oliver, the country's leading expert in diffusing racial tension. Dr. Oliver takes the feuding students on a weekend retreat filled with action, danger, sexual attraction and racial conflict. He helps students look beyond themselves and discover the secret behind the cross burning. They learn that the cross burning is more than just about racism. Its wicked flames shed light on corrupt cops, complicit college administrators and misguided attitudes that point to a major cover up. When students piece the puzzle together, justice is finally served, but it comes with a steep price. Lakeside University will never be the same again.
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Enthralling! Lakeside University Cover Up by Dr. C. Taylor is powerfully written. The story basically starts with Gloria whose ambitions are to be a college professor and Lakeside seemed the reputation to bring great teachers forward. There were in total 4000 students while her being 1 of 70 blacks. Gloria and Ashante move into a house that sort of a “dump” but the landlord’s biggest concern was more if they used drugs. Then, it all started to go wrong after the telephone call “warning” Ashante. There was a cross on fire up in the yard. And I as a reader - a chill went down my spine. Then Jamal (aka Little Malcolm) who is head of BSO (black student organization) has his selective moments by giving time to people who were part of the cause. In this scene, after the cross was set on fire, an investigation followed. But this investigation only foretold that the blacks were in trouble – so Jamal told Gloria. Scenes of injustice and anger do play a major role shaking up even me, the reader. Words of wisdom from Gloria’s mother; “Turn it over to God remember He will never leave your side.” I have a bad habit when I read mystery/thrillers – I want to come up with my own conclusion and I was saying the dean was the head of the racist movement. Then there was this character called Chuck that had me thinking - but, I digress. For me, Dr. Oliver represented enigma with his silence while he scribbled some words for the class to see enraging only Jamal. A character called Dan wants to come forward. Dr. Oliver wants to see everyone at supper time. How will it end? Well, a trap is being planted but will they succeed? This story is full of word-virtuosity making the reader wonder if this is still going on. I recommend this book; it is a very good-read. Adriana LG