The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.
Alpha Delta is no sub-tier house. A month prior to the gang kegger, house alum Phil Hanlon became the 18th President of Dartmouth. (We’ve emailed his office for comment.)
In an email to Dartblog—three weeks after the party took place—Alpha Delta “collectively” apologized for the party’s theme:
Alpha Delta hosted a “Bloods and Crips Party” on the night of Friday, July 26th. The idea was never meant to be derogatory to any group, and was intended to introduce a costume theme to the party. While there was never any ill intent in the party’s theme, the brothers of Alpha Delta now realize that it was insensitive and thoughtless to make light of a very serious issue that affects many people nationwide, particularly young people. Gang violence is obviously an incredibly serious problem across America, and while we as a house failed to preemptively recognize the offensive nature of the party’s theme, the gravity of our oversight is now apparent to us.
In spite of the numerous stories of fraternities getting into hot water over racist party themes, this still happens again and again
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