College Fraternity Hosts MLK Party, Serves Drinks in Watermelon Cups

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local source:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2014/01/asu_fraternity_mlk_party_watermelon_cups.php
national source:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/22/fraternity-mlk-party-arizona-state/4767257/

Photos posted to social-media websites show white Arizona State University students dressed up in basketball jerseys and bandannas, throwing up gang signs, and drinking out of a watermelon cup as part of an "MLK party."

"Just a day after the nation celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., racism has reared its head at one of the America's largest universities," says the Reverend Jarrett Maupin, a local black activist.

Maupin, who saw photos of the party early this morning, says the "MLK Black Party" was organized by members of ASU's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


Should they get expelled over this?
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Expelled from what? I don't think people actually attend classes at Arizona State
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It was in pretty bad taste regardless, and I don't see how anyone could argue with that.
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#5
A fraternity at my school did an MLK party where they all dressed as ghetto as they possibly could. They went to the salvation army to buy clothes and then got shit faced off 40s and malt liquor.

They didn't get caught though.
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its like people expect frats to not be braindead morons or something
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There's no excuse for disciplining/expelling someone for their personal beliefs, even if their beliefs are those of a disgusting, racist piece of shit. Period.


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College frats doing stupid things?

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#10
As A White Patriarch It Offends Me How The Blacks Can Attend These Fine Establishments,Dress In The Cloths Made For Proper White Folk AND Throw Parties Serving Drinks Out Of White Cups! What Type Of Message Does That Send If We're Are Making Such A Fuss Out Of This Silly Little Misunderstanding While Turning A Blind Eye To The REAL Issue At Hand?




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There's no excuse for disciplining/expelling someone for their personal beliefs, even if their beliefs are those of a disgusting, racist piece of shit. Period.

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its like people expect frats to not be braindead morons or something

This
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we are pretty adorable
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Disappointed with the lack of blacking up.

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Another great reason to disband all fraternities/sororities.

I've never any reason why they're so important. People bring up friends and belonging and stuff but once you cut out all the hazing and shit you're just in a glorified club. All my friends in a frat have a ton of stupid responsibilities and don't hang out with their friend so they can be with frat people. And my friends are only in the music frat that's pretty well behaved and doesn't do stuff like this.

They seem like a giant collection of assholes.
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#27
I always appreciate when a large group of racist assclowns gathers in one place, it makes it easier to avoid them...

But I don't see a disciplinary issue here.
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I always appreciate when a large group of racist assclowns gathers in one place, it makes it easier to avoid them...

But I don't see a disciplinary issue here.

Depends on the university's policies. If that organization is subject to school policy then they could take action. They were already on whatever kind of probation.

Even if there isn't a real rule, the school might boot them out so they don't get stuck with this then make a new rule covering it.
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Depends on the university's policies. If that organization is subject to school policy then they could take action. They were already on whatever kind of probation.

Even if there isn't a real rule, the school might boot them out so they don't get stuck with this then make a new rule covering it.


I agree, the school may choose to take action. I was simply saying I don't feel it's required. I do think that the students of the institution that do not agree with this behavior should feel free to shun these scumbags and revile against their actions though...
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I agree, the school may choose to take action. I was simply saying I don't feel it's required. I do think that the students of the institution that do not agree with this behavior should feel free to shun these scumbags and revile against their actions though...

Instead of expelling them I would just disband the fraternity on that campus permanently. A lot of frats are national so that would be a stain on all of them and most people know who's in what frat. The members would definitely get a bad rep.

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I mean, its not that bad. Being offended is a choice.


Is it? If you have to decide whether or not something is offensive or not, then chances are it's not If you are offended, surely it would be an immediate and subconscious reaction, rather than something that you ponder and choose your position on?