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MusicNerd
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Hi everybody! I wanted to put this in "The Randoms", but for some reason it said I needed a password in order to post there? Anyway, I don't know how many of you have heard about this, but I figured I should put it out there since this has been a common occurrence in campuses across the country.

A couple weeks ago, there was a culturally-insensitive party that a predominantly white frat and sorority held at my university, with more info about the party here: "Gangsta"-themed party sparks controversy on campus. There were also photos released by one of the sorority members and put on another article, and needless to say, the students insensitively tried to fit the stereotypical "hood" appearance (chains, "thug life" written on hands, etc.).

I happened to write an op-ed in response to people claiming that it's cyber-bullying to ask for an apology, and I mention how I felt about it as a person of color from a low-income background. This is it here [TRIGGER WARNING: gang violence, violence, mental illness, guns]: Guest column: Not a joke.

Fortunately since these articles, the frat involved has apologized, but we have yet to hear from the sorority.

Just figured I should put this out there considering I've seen parties like this unfortunately happening at other colleges.

[ 03-03-2014, 09:14 PM: Message edited by: MusicNerd ]

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Heather
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I love this piece so much, and am so, so glad you shared it here so others can benefit. [Smile]

I certainly hope you have heard more than your fair share about the bravery you brought to the table with this piece.

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Redskies
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Thank you for writing this, and for sharing it here with us.

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What people have failed to realize is that letting people know when they’ve done something offensive, demanding an apology and asking people to do better at being culturally and socio-economically sensitive is not bullying.
Yep. Not that you need my agreement, but still.

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Great response! You are so right. Thanks for sharing!!
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MusicNerd
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Wow, thanks so much everyone!! It really means a lot to me that you took the time to read it and that you liked it. [Smile]

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