White Fraternity And Sorority At UCLA Don Blackface For Kanye Western
When will white folks learn that blackface is NEVER cool??
Members of the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA protested yesterday to rally against a “Kanye Western” fraternity and sorority party, where some with some white students donned “urban clothes” and blackface for the event.
The racist party was held at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority but was quickly roasted for being racially insensitive after pics began circulating on Instagram and Facebook:
Beaux Carriere, a spokesman for the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, says the office is “investigating claims that its UCLA chapter hosted an inappropriately themed social event with Alpha Phi Sorority. Via Washington Post:
“We have asked our UCLA chapter to temporarily suspend activities and work with our office and university staff to determine the facts of the event and the appropriate path forward.
“Building diverse and inclusive communities is core to our identity as an organization, and we have zero tolerance for racist behavior.” The fraternity will work with the university and the community to investigate the claims and hold students accountable for any inappropriate behavior, he said.
“We are concerned about these allegations,” a spokesperson for UCLA offered in a statement, “and earnestly working to gather information about what occurred, talking to all those involved.
“While we do not yet have all the facts, the alleged behavior is inconsistent with good judgment as well as our principles of community.
“We remind students that while they are free to celebrate in ways that draw on popular culture, their specific choices can cause harm and pain to fellow members of their community.