Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Students protest Sig Ep, Alpha Phi raid, call on UCLA to address racism

The events described below happened last October.  I put the matter aside at the time to await further developments.  But there seem to have been none.  The whole matter has slipped off the radar.  Google reveals nothing except reports of the original occurrence.  Was the suspension of the accused students lifted?  Probably.  There is a defence of the "offensive" students here which may have taken the heat off them.  The bottom line seems to be that they WERE mocking the erratic singer Kanye West, not Africans generally.  That is still pretty risky, however

Students dressed in black marched to Chancellor Gene Block’s office Thursday afternoon to protest the “Kanye Western” themed raid held Tuesday night, which was organized by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority.

About 200 protesters held signs with messages such as “Black culture is not a theme,” and chanted “Black Bruins Matter,” among other messages.

At the raid, which many students described as racist, partygoers dressed in baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms. Some students were also seen with brown paint and black soot on their faces.

Jerry Kang, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, said both Alpha Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon have been placed on immediate interim suspension of all social activities pending the outcome of an investigation.



Anonymous said...

Politically Correct Liberals think that they have a right to set rules for everyone else.

Bird of paradise said...

Annoying PC liberals can be idenified by their high pitched whining voices

Alpha Skua said...

So will liberals have kids who do HERES THE CHURCH,HERE'S THE STEEPLE sent to a reform school for a total brainwashing?

Anonymous said...

Kanye West is worthy of all the ridicule he gets as is his socially worthless do nothing wife who built her name on publicity. She is a living version of Seinfeld, a show about nothing.