1 Updates
“Racist rager” at Duke UniversityDuke
Photo Credit: Getty Images

“Racist rager” at Duke University

Feb 7 2013, 2:58pm CST | by

A racially-themed fraternity party at Duke University that made fun of traditional Asian dress and Asian dialect has drawn fire from the university's Asian Students Association.

DURHAM, N.C. – A group of Duke University students are planning a Wednesday rally to protest an allegedly racist-themed fraternity party held on February 1. Kappa Sigma held the party, at which, a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

“Racist rager” at Duke University

Feb 7 2013, 2:58pm CST | by

A racially-themed fraternity party at Duke University that made fun of traditional Asian dress and Asian dialect has drawn fire from the university's Asian Students Association.

DURHAM, N.C. – A group of Duke University students are planning a Wednesday rally to protest an allegedly racist-themed fraternity party held on February 1.

Kappa Sigma held the party, at which, a number of students were photographed wearing Asian attire. The invitation, sent by email, used intentional phonetic misspellings of words, such as “Herro” for hello; and, “Chank you,” for thank you. Pictures were later posted on Facebook.

Students planning the protest are calling the fraternity party a “racist rager.” A trio of senior students from Duke's Asian Students Associations distributed fliers around the campus which contained copies of the fraternity's invitation and one of the photos which has contributed to the controversy.

A caption of the flier states: “If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.” Ashley Tsai, a member of the Asian Students Associations, in an interview with the campus newspaper, The Chronicle, said that racist attitudes are a consistent theme on campus.

So far, more than 700 students are expected to attend the protest rally. A Penn State University sorority party last year, that was Mexican-themed; and, in which members donned ponchos, sombreros and mustaches, caused a similar controversy. A sign held by one sorority sister stated “Will Mow Lawn for Weed + Beer.” Another sign said “I Don't Cut Grass, I Smoke It.”

Via Yahoo News.

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

11 killed in Pakistan building collapse
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed
 
 
Imran refuses to budge as parliament supports Pakistan PM (Roundup)
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan refused to budge on his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation Tuesday as a joint session of parliament came out overwhelmingly in the latter's support.
 
 
IS video shows beheading of second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Days after the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported.
 
 
Modi cites people's efforts for India-Japan strategic ties
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India and Japan were now working as "special strategic and global" partners and this was the result of efforts of not just the two governments but because ordinary people "nurtured this sapling and turned it into a tree".
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

11 killed in Pakistan building collapse
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed Tuesday when a roof of an old building collapsed in Pakistan, a media report said. As many as 18 people were wounded when a two-...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Imran refuses to budge as parliament supports Pakistan PM (Roundup)
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan refused to budge on his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation Tuesday as a joint session of parliament came out overwhelmingly...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS video shows beheading of second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Days after the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Modi cites people's efforts for India-Japan strategic ties
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India and Japan were now working as "special strategic and global" partners and this was the result of efforts of not just the two governments but because...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS beheads second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The Islamic State militant organisation has posted a video titled "A second message to America", showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. The video also...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday. England Alastair Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 Alex Hales b Kumar 6 Gary Ballance c Rahane...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Britain asks citizens to review travel plans to Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens to review their planned trips to Pakistan in view of the volatile security situation in the country. "There is a high...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jaime King: Motherhood is all that matters
Jaime King says her son is the most important thing in her life now. The 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star welcomed her first child James - her son with husband Kyle Newman - into the world last October and since she...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault
Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault. The 'Beautiful People' hitmaker was sentenced to time already served by a judge after accepting a plea deal at a Washington DC superior court today (02.09.14), where he was...
Read more on Celebrity Balla