Last week, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Duke University in Durham, N.C. was suspended for throwing an Asian-themed party which consisted of conical hats, geisha outfits, and intentional misspellings at the expense of Asian people and their culture. However, this was not their first time being racist against other cultures.
There have been incidents reported where the fraternity had thrown parties making fun of African-Americans by putting on black face paint and wearing clothing as well as making fun of Native Americans as well. The links are provided:
"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
Through all the signs of outward racism toward fellow students and different cultures at Duke, what has the Duke University Administration done to discipline and stop this from happening? Incidents like these has happened several times and STILL the Duke University Administration has done nothing to protect its students? What does this say about the integrity of Duke University? Is Duke University's form of keeping silent and doing nothing been a way of saying that this kind of behavior is acceptable?
The students who made the party may have thought it was acceptable to make a party that they thought was 'Funny' at another race's expense, but it is NOT acceptable. Sometimes you have to Teach people how you want to be treated, and standing up and voicing your opinion and being proactive and doing what is morally right is just the beginning. Regardless of your race, WE as people need to stand up for what we know is wrong and unacceptable. How can we move forward and make a change??? What are some solutions to this problem???