White fraternity throws offensive MLK-themed party
The Arizona State University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon has been suspended due to a party the organization threw over the MLK holiday weekend.
According to reports, the fraternity held an “MLK Black Out Party,” where party-goers drank from watermelon cups and took pictures while holding up gang signs, among other things. From CBS 5 AZ:
“This isn’t appropriate at all and you really have no business dressing like this on a day that’s sort of revered for African-Americans,” said ASU senior Frank Hogan after seeing some of the pictures.
“I think this represents the ignorance that still exists today. This is just one example of the kind of things that occur here,” stated Kaajal Koranteng, also a senior.
Director of Compliance and Housing for TKE’s national organization Patrick Gleason said that the fraternity’s national branch was “aware of the situation” and “have been in contact with the local chapter and the university.”
The fraternity was just reinstated last month after being suspended for inappropriate conduct.
Why is it some white fraternities and sororities manage to hold these kinds of parties every year?
How does this compare to the MLK “A Dream to Twerk” parties that made news last week?
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