A supposedly satirical editorial column on Asian students, written by a staff editor at the University of Colorado, has sparked controversy across the campus, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
Max Karson's column, titled "If it's war the Asians want ... It's war they'll get," was published on the school newspaper's Web site Monday.
In the Campus Press article, Karson writes that he's noticed "some tension between the white students and the Asian students" at CU in the past year, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
"They hate us all," Karson writes of the Asian community at CU. "And I say it's time we started hating them back."
While the article appears to be a joke, it does not contain an editor's note or any other explanation about its content, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
"I just can't believe it," Pasha Minallah, a 27-year-old junior music major at CU, told the Rocky Mountain News. "It's stereotypes left and right. It's hard to believe that people think this way."
Minallah told the Rocky Mountain News that Karson's claim that all Asians hate white people is outlandish, even as a joke.
This isn't the first time Karson has ignited a firestorm on the University of Colorado campus.
Karson was investigated in 2006 for a newsletter that angered students and faculty members. Columns in "The Yeti" said that women are not designed to enjoy sex, and in which Karson admitted he is "afraid of black people," the Rocky Mountain News reports.
Then, last year, Karson was arrested and suspended after students reported that he said he was "angry enough to kill" while discussing the Virginia Tech shootings, the Rocky Mountain News reports.