Skip to comments.ASU fraternity suspended after 'offensive' MLK party
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."
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Ahhh. Nothing says "Lets celebrate Martin Luther King Day" like some silly white kids acting ghetto.
And yet nobody says a thing about the other 364 days of the year when some idiots with racial identity issues act like this.
Kids like this are too stupid to be in college.
But it’s ok on Saint Patrick’s Day for people to wear a green hat, shamrock shaped glasses, and drink green beer?
“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
Just a stupid move... SMDH
Lighten up. They’re young and not yet constrained by PC.
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."
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
Some people are just too thin-skinned. It was stupid and in poor taste yes, but suspend the fraternity?
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.
My chapter here got on probation a few years back because girls brought beer into the house.
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!
They are now.
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.
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.
PC can kiss my butt.
Kissing your butt would be something PC likes.
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.
Dress them all in kaki Mao uniforms and hats and get it over with!
Those rascally little stinkers! What’ll they think of next?
If they smoked a little weed at this party, then they would have been acting presidential.
Oh noes a college fraternity acting inappropriately. :-)
Gotta love those Tekes.
Imagine if they dressed as philandering commies.
“The Farternity For Life” AU, 545.
We should quit worring about “playing the game” and stand up to the PC Nazis. You talk like a KAPO.
Everyone is a hero on the Internet.
How often do you change your kneepads?
Ronald Reagan loved them. He was a Teke.
You are the one who called him a KAPO.
Everyone’s a hero on the Internet.
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. :)
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.
Pikes and Tekes. Good God help us, Bob. We fought Pikes on “Who is the real Animal House?”
I miss those days.....sometimes.
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.
LOL. I shouldn’t laugh, but that just looks so ridiculous. Know wat im saiiing!
It's okay, if you're a plastic paddy.
I wouldn't be caught dead drinking green beer.
>> I wouldn’t be caught dead drinking green beer.
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.
Exactly my first thought as well.
Well, not everyone crawls to the PC masters like you.
I said “like a KAPO”, and I stand by it.
When “Animal House” came out soon after I graduated, I told people, “I lived there”.
Everyone is a hero on the internet
I always admired Dr King’s message, except for his serial philandering.