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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Racist MLK Party: Arizona State University refuses to take a stand against racist Fraternity "Tau Kappa Epsilon"


Recently Ebony Magazine contributor Jamila LeMieux wrote an article entitled "Bye, White People, Its Been Real" whereas she vented her frustration about the utter disrepect some in the Caucasian community have continue to show toward African American people and their culture.  Welp, here is another story she can add to her list of B.S., as Arizona State University won't do the right thing and take responsibility for this racist Fraternity, harassing African American Students. Read her WriteUp here: EBONY


 Report:

       The image of Arizona State University’s fraternities went from bad to worse this week as a Martin Luther King Jr.-themed party raised the specter of racism and led to a threat of a boycott from the African-American community.

Local civil-rights leaders want the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity expelled from the university for what they say is a history of racial incidents.

The latest involved images on social media of partygoers wearing stereotypical hip-hop clothes. They appear to flash gang signs and use hashtags such as “blackoutformlk” and “ihaveadream.” The photos show people wearing saggy pants and posing with hollowed-out watermelon cups.
The fraternity was already on university probation for a fight in November 2012, when police reports say fraternity members confronted a rival fraternity member, who was African-American, and beat him up. He suffered a broken jaw, concussion and cuts.

After the latest incident at an off-campus party during the holiday weekend, local civil-rights leaders demanded Tuesday that the university permanently bar the fraternity.

They want the students who organized and participated in the party to be expelled and for ASU to “stop pretending it doesn’t have an issue with racism,” said the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a local civil-rights leader.
“This is an assault on the Black community and our student population at ASU,” Maupin said at a news conference in downtown Phoenix, where he was flanked by other civil-rights activists and college students. Two students from Estrella Mountain Community College held up a portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he spoke.READ FULL

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