Skip to comments.ASU fraternity expelled over Martin Luther King Day party
Posted on 01/24/2014 6:26:02 AM PST by armydawg505
Arizona State University permanently severed ties with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity late Thursday, just days after suspending the local chapter over accusations it hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
University officials notified the fraternity of its decision and said the school is continuing to investigate members of the chapter and students who attended the party for violations of the ASU Code of Conduct, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.
"At ASU, students who violate these standards will be subject to disciplinary sanctions in order to promote their own personal development, to protect the university community, and to maintain order and stability on our campuses, " ASU President Michael Crow told the station.
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double secret probation...
Sounds like they were found guilty of blasphemy.
You will only believe and display predetermined and approved thoughts and actions.
We are Borg!
“Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we’re not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!”
It has little to do with race, actually.
Leftists have their heroes, idols and gods (lowercase g) and when they are mocked they react very badly.
A fraternity exercising creativity, bad judgment or harmless pranks was once rightfully viewed as complementary to the college experience, even when poor taste was involved. These are 18-22 year old males who are still being socialized and choose to do so in their own way. Patient administrators knew that this was, indeed, ‘just a phase’ and that most of the fraternity members would become productive citizens, proud alumni and represent the institution well.
But universities are now gossamer-thin bubbles of groupthink, easily pricked and therefore paranoid about any sharp objects such as legitimate dissent and still-legitimate high jinks.
What we sadly have allowed to happen in America, is a massive social indoctrination system.
We no longer have “education”. We have brainwashing.
Conservatives have allowed this to happen. Sure liberals have taken over education, but conservatives have been ... where?
Where are American conservatives?
At least they didn’t hold an MLK Day marksmanship contest.
I think its perfect that the ones with the zero-tolerance policies against free thinking are the free thinkers of the baby boom era.
America is at the abyss - either it becomes a Stalinist State or is ruptured by Civil War.
What is the statue of limitations on “Fiji” parties at frats?
From reading the article, it sounds like this particular frat chapter has had a pretty heavy history in recent years of over-the-line behavior. I wouldn’t rush to defend them in this case - this looks like it might just have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for a group that was already in trouble with the university.
Shut them down for this ... but allow others to stay in operation after repeated drunken parties, date-rapes, etc.? Really?
islamism okay though.
“What the hell are we supposed to do, ya mo-ron?”
I’ll take Stalinist state for a thou. No! Give me turn up the heat slowly for a thousand, Alex.
I do suppose if the fraternity had turned the party into a bugger fest then the ASU administrators would have applauded the debauchery as some sort of “rite of passage” but because some thin skinned pants wetter’s got offended the fraternity must be punished — In honor of dear leader.
Was the activity on school property?
What people do on their own time is their business.
Wasnt AZ the or one of the last states to regognize MLK day as a fed holiday? And the fed was withholding highway funds until they did?
So I presume that their Christmas party was in no way “distasteful” celebration of Christ’s birthday.
The Left treats its icons as gods, and punish those who insufficiently worship them.
Yes, this seriously sounded like a reaction to blasphemy,
akin to defaming the prophet Muhamed.
Paddles aren't just whimsical decorations with big-little brother dedications imprinted; the Omegas ('the Qs') actually use them.
Watch an NFL game and you often see huge Σ shaped scars on the biceps of players who were Sigmas thanks to brandings with hot wire hangers. Hard to deny that ritual took place! Emmitt Smith proudly mentioned his.
As you might expect, these organizations conduct their activities with nary a word spoken; indeed, any scrutiny would have them firing up the racial persecution air raid sirens.
The Oxford English Dictionary will soon be forced to add 'double standard' as a synonym for 'tolerance.'
College kids being insensitive and politically incorrect. What a shock. :-)
Arizona had the Super Bowl taken away because they, at that time, didn’t observe MLK’s birthday.
Universities and the District of Corruption are the last places on earth that believe communism works.
Pray AMermica is Waking
And I thought the Hunter Diaries were fantasy fiction....
Whoops..no sleep...frozen livestock
Sounds a bit totalitarian... not to mention judgmental. Isn't it all about diversity? Or, is the crypto-subtext "diversity in skin and uniformity in thought".
He’ll! Back in the 60’s (I know!) the TKEs were the rowdiest bunch on the very conservative campus I attended. They were known as goons and not too bright, but threw a helluva party!
So they are jerks...so what?
“Where are American conservatives?”
Out working to make a living in order to send our kids to these schools. Time to retake the schools it seems.
“Hell! Back in the 60s (I know!) the TKEs were the rowdiest bunch on the very conservative campus I attended.”
It was the same at my university in the ‘80’s. We used to tweek them whenever we came up against them in an I-M ballgame or some other intra-fraternity activity:
“If you can’t go Greek, go TKE (TEEK)!
Used to p*ss them off. But really they were a pretty good bunch of guys.
If you can't go Greek go TKE. Their parties always ended in a fight.
Aw thanks - I was hoping someone would notice :)
Weren’t these the people mocking ‘law and order’ rhetoric from Nixon et al?
I’m not certain what you mean about “Fiji” parties at fraternities. FIJI is the commonly used name for the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.
A TKE threw a whiskey bottle at Eddie Shultz during broadcast during NDSU football game in 1980’s when he was the voice of the Bison. He came out of the booth and starting fighting with crowd... TKE have always been known hard partiers when I went to school
Hmm, we always did 40s and blunts on MLK day.
At my school, a Fraternity on probation wasn’t allowed to have parties*. Even a party where everyone wore Che shirts, burnt american flags, and then blamed everything on George Bush would result in the charter being yanked.
Then again, pretty much any fraternity party that was open to the general school body would result in a suspension.
Off campus activity...
I see a potential felony here - Deprivation of rights under color of law.
“The Oxford English Dictionary will soon be forced to add ‘double standard’ as a synonym for ‘tolerance.’ “
Oh man, is that ever post of the decade material.
I’d LOVE to here a Conservative politician use that in a debate someday:
“See, I hear you say diversity, but what you mean is double-standard, right? This is how, in your world, cutting veterans benefits while increasing benefits to illegal aliens works. That’s right, isn’t it?”
A bunch of guys living in an off campus location might have some legal recourse, but get a charter and put letters over your front door and it's the equivalent of putting a bulls-eye on your front door. For example, in NY i can roll kegs into my house and throw a party till the cows come home. If a fraternity house has kegs in it, the school will probably suspend them. In addition, they are violating state laws (not to mention most likely invalidating their insurance policy).
Unfortunately too many fraternities live up to the stereotypes so it becomes harder to defend the good eggs.