Sunday, March 1, 2015

Does This Costume Make Me Look Racist?

At the University of Texas at Austin, a fraternity recently stirred controversy with a Western-themed, border-patrol party that featured sombreros, ponchos, construction uniforms, and tags with Spanish-sounding names.

This sparked protests on campus with students, and supporters gathered at the Cesar Chavez statue in West Mall with signs that read, "#RespectMyCulture" and "I am not a stereotype!"

There have been calls for disciplinary actions against the fraternity. Others have emphasized the need for more diversity education. There have been promises for open dialogue, which is usually the case in such instances.


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