Authorities at Tarleton State University said they plan to investigate a Martin Luther King Jr. Day party that mocked black stereotypes by featuring fried chicken, malt liquor and faux gang apparel.
“I feel like there is no excuse for this type of ignorance,” said Donald Ray Elder, president of the Stephenville school’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Photographs posted on social networking Web site Facebook.com showed partygoers wearing Afro wigs and fake gold and silver teeth. One photo showed students “mocking how African-Americans do step shows,” Elder said. In another picture, a student is dressed as Aunt Jemima and carries a gun.
“That upsets me,” Elder said. “That’s someone who knows nothing about Dr. King, because Dr. King was totally about nonviolence.”
Wanda Mercer, the school’s vice president of student life, said an investigation was planned into the Jan. 15 party.
Ha ha ha ha! I’m dying over here!
Check out the photos of these assholes on The Smoking Gun. While I don’t believe that they’ve committed any hate crimes or anything of that nature, I think it’s only right and proper that they become subject to a certain level of deserved social oppobrium. It’s my hope that everyone in America sees these photos and gives these little racists what they deserve (constrained within what the law permits, of course).
Failing that, perhaps they can become test subjects.