What is it with fraternities and hosting absolutely tasteless parties? Is it a prerequisite for existing? At any rate, in today’s frats-doing-racially-insensitive-shit column, the Kappa Sigma chapter of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has been suspended following a Mexican-themed “Cinco de Drinko” party, which drew the outrage of many.
According to CNN, some of those who attended the party dressed as construction workers and maids and had the nerve to chant “Build that wall.” The cognitive dissonance is astounding.
At any rate, Baylor launched an investigation into the party, slamming it as a “racially insensitive event,” and the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity suspended the chapter, calling the allegations inconsistent with its values.
“The university has been made aware of a racially insensitive event that occurred last night off campus. The reported behavior is deeply concerning and does not in any way reflect Baylor’s institutional values,” Baylor officials said in a statement. “University officials are presently investigating the incident and gathering additional information. Baylor is committed to a Christian mission that actively supports a caring and diverse campus community, and we do not tolerate racism of any kind on our campus.”
On Monday, Baylor students joined in protest, demanding sanctions against the fraternity, a formal apology, a mandatory cultural competency education and more diversity.
As CNN notes, the latest fallout at the university comes less than a year after the university was accused of not properly handling students’ sexual assault allegations, which led former Baylor University President Ken Star to step down.
Read more at CNN.