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ASU fraternity suspended after 'offensive' MLK party
KPHO ^ | 01/20/2014 | Greg Argos

Posted on 01/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) - A representative for Arizona State University said school officials have suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's chapter operations while they investigate an unregistered Greek event that has many on campus offended

Pictures from the event, coined "MLK Black Party" by the group, show members and guests dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs and even drinking from watermelon cups.

"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.

An official statement from the university said ASU has suspended the chapter's operations and will take "additional action against the individuals involved."

(Excerpt) Read more at kpho.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: mlk; mlkday; offensive; prank
This happens every year. Some college party - some where.

Ahhh. Nothing says "Lets celebrate Martin Luther King Day" like some silly white kids acting ghetto.

1 posted on 01/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

And yet nobody says a thing about the other 364 days of the year when some idiots with racial identity issues act like this.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 1:24:13 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kids like this are too stupid to be in college.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 1:25:16 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

But it’s ok on Saint Patrick’s Day for people to wear a green hat, shamrock shaped glasses, and drink green beer?


4 posted on 01/21/2014 1:26:51 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”


5 posted on 01/21/2014 1:28:12 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just a stupid move... SMDH


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:29:10 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Lighten up. They’re young and not yet constrained by PC.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 1:30:17 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
Lighten up. They’re young and not yet constrained by PC.

Ditto that.

Ever since Obama came on the scene, everybody is offended over every little word and deed. I think we should have a national "let's offend someone day."

8 posted on 01/21/2014 1:33:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: hal ogen
When I was a young man, my two best friends were a Jewish kid named Michael and a Hispanic kid named Ricardo. We called each other Mike the K*ke, I was "Chief" (Native American background) and Ricardo was "Rick the Sp*c." We welcomed a black kid to our group by buying and sharing a KFC bucket.

His only comment (outside of genuinely appreciating the gesture) was "dammit, where's the watermelon?"

We all got along better before the PC crowd came along and decided they needed to divide us

9 posted on 01/21/2014 1:37:32 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mgstarr
No more fun of any kind!!!!

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10 posted on 01/21/2014 1:38:16 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some people are just too thin-skinned. It was stupid and in poor taste yes, but suspend the fraternity?


11 posted on 01/21/2014 1:39:23 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: hal ogen

They are smart enough to have learned how to play the game. Plus I am really done with white kids trying to be “black”. So done.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 1:41:59 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Rummyfan

My chapter here got on probation a few years back because girls brought beer into the house.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 1:42:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: RoosterRedux

If you actually analyze the photos in that video, there is really nothing there. If the people in the pics were slightly of color, nothing. Nada. I would like to read a detailed analysis of what was wrong about those pics.

Is it now illegal to drink out of a watermelon rind? What about wear NBA jerseys and hats and make gang hand signals? What if they had worn hoodies with the hoods up, would that have been a felony? With Skittles in their pockets? Oh, the humanity!


14 posted on 01/21/2014 1:43:25 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: hal ogen

They are now.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 1:52:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: AppyPappy
My chapter here got on probation a few years back because girls brought beer into the house.

Wow; I can say with much confidence that NEVER happened when I was in college. Unless said girls intended to pour the beer out on my head. I got used to it after a while.

16 posted on 01/21/2014 1:53:34 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Rummyfan

The chapter was already in trouble, and had just gotten off suspension in December (I read this in another story). They were still on “social suspension,” which means they weren’t supposed to be having a party, which doesn’t make sense to me because how are they supposed to Rush without parties?

(Disclosure: This was my Frat in college, different chapter in MI. I was surprised to hear ASU still had one.)

When I first hear this story this morning, my initial reaction was “SAE in dutch again?” Was just a little surprised to hear it was the Tekes. Sigh.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 1:57:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

PC can kiss my butt.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 2:10:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Kissing your butt would be something PC likes.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 2:24:35 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Responsibility2nd

Arizona State is a government school. It has some pretty serious 1st Amendment issues if it takes action against the bunch.

Westboro Baptist Church has the Constitutional right to picket and yell all sorts of vile stuff during the funeral of a soldier killed in battle. These guys may be stupid and obnoxious, but the state cannot sanction them for that.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 2:26:28 PM PST by Tom D.
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dress them all in kaki Mao uniforms and hats and get it over with!


21 posted on 01/21/2014 2:27:32 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Those rascally little stinkers! What’ll they think of next?


22 posted on 01/21/2014 3:28:27 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: RoosterRedux

If they smoked a little weed at this party, then they would have been acting presidential.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 3:50:16 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh noes a college fraternity acting inappropriately. :-)


24 posted on 01/21/2014 4:00:21 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gotta love those Tekes.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:49:41 PM PST by rwa265
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Imagine if they dressed as philandering commies.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 4:52:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: rwa265

“The Farternity For Life” AU, 545.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:41:41 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: AppyPappy

We should quit worring about “playing the game” and stand up to the PC Nazis. You talk like a KAPO.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:43:44 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Everyone is a hero on the Internet.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:51:58 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

How often do you change your kneepads?


30 posted on 01/22/2014 12:01:30 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: rwa265

Ronald Reagan loved them. He was a Teke.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 12:13:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ozzymandus

You are the one who called him a KAPO.


32 posted on 01/22/2014 12:13:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ozzymandus

Everyone’s a hero on the Internet.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 12:14:40 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Cyber Liberty
When I first hear this story this morning, my initial reaction was “SAE in dutch again?” Was just a little surprised to hear it was the Tekes. Sigh.

And I opened the thread fully expecting it to be a Pi Kappa Alpha chapter. I think my chapter was on suspension more than we were off it. :)

34 posted on 01/22/2014 12:22:20 PM PST by Bob
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m in the south and it seemed like there was an overly sensitive news coverage about respecting MLK day this year.

A local station did a bit on “some find it disrespectful for retail to be open on MLK day”.

There were a couple of other news articles from local papers citing “respect”, I’ll see if I can find them.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 12:25:17 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Bob

Pikes and Tekes. Good God help us, Bob. We fought Pikes on “Who is the real Animal House?”

I miss those days.....sometimes.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 12:58:17 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rebelbase

Really, the Brothers should have known better. This was an event meant to rile them up.

Meanwhile, they’re talking EXPULSION for the Brothers. Seems a little harsh.


37 posted on 01/22/2014 1:01:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL. I shouldn’t laugh, but that just looks so ridiculous. Know wat im saiiing!


38 posted on 01/22/2014 1:06:58 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Ray76
But it’s ok on Saint Patrick’s Day for people to wear a green hat, shamrock shaped glasses, and drink green beer?

It's okay, if you're a plastic paddy.

I wouldn't be caught dead drinking green beer.

39 posted on 01/22/2014 1:08:25 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

>> I wouldn’t be caught dead drinking green beer.

Yeah!


40 posted on 01/22/2014 1:18:06 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Silly kids...

As some columnist explained, MLK wasn’t actually interested in a colorblind society where everyone was treated the same regardless of skin color,
he was interested ONLY in positive treatment of black people.

I can link the article if anyone disputes this.


41 posted on 01/22/2014 1:20:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AppyPappy
Kids like this are too stupid to be in college.

Exactly my first thought as well.

42 posted on 01/22/2014 1:23:06 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: AppyPappy

Well, not everyone crawls to the PC masters like you.


43 posted on 01/22/2014 2:13:22 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Cyber Liberty

I said “like a KAPO”, and I stand by it.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 2:14:47 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Cyber Liberty

When “Animal House” came out soon after I graduated, I told people, “I lived there”.


45 posted on 01/22/2014 2:18:43 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Everyone is a hero on the internet


46 posted on 01/22/2014 6:03:18 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I always admired Dr King’s message, except for his serial philandering.


47 posted on 01/17/2015 12:08:57 AM PST by onedoug
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To: AppyPappy

Even me.


48 posted on 01/17/2015 12:13:03 AM PST by onedoug
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