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“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...

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“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.”

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