By Isaac Stanley-Becker
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Hundreds of students surrounded the first black dean of Yale College on the university's quad here Thursday, demanding a public response to recent events that have stoked anguished debates about the treatment of racial minorities on this Ivy League campus. The college community acknowledging allegations that the Yale chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon had turned away black women from a fraternity party on Friday night, with one brother saying, according to an eyewitness, that only "white girls" were welcome. The fraternity's president has denied the claims.
Thursday evening, students were drafting a formal letter calling for the removal of Christakis and his wife from their roles in Silliman.
Another student, Dianne Lake, tied anger over the Halloween e-mail to recent debate about the title "master" used for the heads of the school's residential colleges, asking: "Why do Yale students call these administrators master? The world is watching."
Isn’t it racist to criticize a black dean?