Monday, March 9, 2015

The Underside of Fraternity Life in America?


A University of Oklahoma fraternity caught on video singing a racist song is all over the news.  Unfortunately, this kind of intolerance is too common in Greek life.  Last month, for example, a fraternity at the University of Texas held a "border" themed party, which is reported on in the news clip above..

Nor is my home state of California immune from such incidents.  In 2010, students at the University of California, San Diego, held an off-campus “Compton Cookout” to mock Black History Month, with guests invited to don gold teeth in the style of rappers from Compton, eat watermelon, and dress in baggy athletic wear. Other UC campuses reportedly have had similar racial-theme parties targeting African Americans and Latinos.


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