Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ASU Frat Suspended for Posting Racist 'MLK Party' Photos

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Some Arizona State University fraternity students posted horrendously offensive photos of themselves dressed in basketball jerseys, bandanas, drinking out of watermelons and throwing gang signs in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., Day. This is almost as bad as the Naked ASU Girl. The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity members posted the photos on Instagram and hash tagged the images "#mlkparty" and "blackoutformlk." Various media outlets scooped the story and it went viral overnight.

asu-mlk3.jpg
  • Photo posted on Instagram

asu-mlk22.jpg
  • Photo posted on Instagram

asu-mlk1.jpg
  • Photo posted on Instagram

Phoenix New Times reported that the party wasn't held on campus or approved by ASU, and the fraternity has been on "social media suspension" in the past.

"ASU has suspended chapter operations, can and will take additional action against the individuals involved, and is meeting with the national TKE organization today to take further action," Keeler says. "ASU has one of the most diverse student bodies of any major university in the country, and it is unfortunate that a few misguided individuals held an offensive party at a time when ASU, the state and the nation are celebrating Dr. King's achievements and legacy. The university will not tolerate this kind of behavior."

Unfortunately, they weren't the only bigots using Dr. King to exploit their parties or black sales.

(via PNT)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Staff Pick

Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Oct. 1-May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Tucson Stained Glass Brings Color to the Old Pueblo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Quick Bites: A Healthy Kind of Bar (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. For More About Betsy DeVos' Priorities, Follow the Money (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Loving (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation