When will university students, fraternities and sororities learn their lesson?!
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Duke University are being accused of throwing a “racist rager” that they named “Asia Prime.” Now the Asian Student Association at Duke University is protesting the party, saying it was racist towards Asians.
An email promoting for the Feb. 1 “Asia Prime” party features the puppet character of former Korean leader Kim Jong-Il from Team America: World Police, and reads “Herro Nice Duke Peopre” in a misspelling intended to convey an East Asian accent.
Photos from the party show students dressed in traditional Asian garments such as conical sedge hats and sumo wrestler attire. None of those students were Asian.
“We are protesting the culture of acceptance at these kinds of things,” Ting-Ting Zhou, president of the Asian Students Association, told the Chronicle. “The administration does nothing.”
But a Duke University has spoken out about the incident.
“This is a disappointing reminder that, despite our considerable efforts to educate students about cultural sensitivities, we have much work yet to be done,” Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs at Duke University, said in a statement to HuffPost. “We are resolved to use these events as learning opportunities.”
A school official said that the university does not plan to discipline the fraternity.
The Kappa Sigma party follows previous racial parties at the school, among them a “Pilgrims & Indians” party thrown by Duke’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in 2011 and a student who dressed in blackface at a Halloween party in November.
This ish is getting old. Do you think the students knew exactly what they were doing, or don’t they know any better?
SOURCE: Huffington Post