The Thoughts of an Educated Young African American Male

Another showing of Racism at Johns Hopkins University

I have already shown you that some white students continue to act their racism out in the form of entertainment (See Texas Law article below). Again, thanks to a classmate, I have been informed AP News is reporting that Johns Hopkins University has suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity because of a “Halloween in the Hood” party that drew protests by black students.

The AP writes that “The invitation to the party, posted on the Web site Facebook, encouraged guests to wear “regional clothing from our locale” with jewelry including “bling bling ice ice, grills” and “hoochie hoops.”The party, held Saturday night at the fraternity house, featured a skeleton pirate hanging on a noose.”

 The frat’s website post a quote saying,

“Character without action has little meaning in this world. But leadership—acting in accordance with your character—can change the world.”

Bill George
Georgia Tech 1964
What character are they displaying? What leadership are they showing? With Halloween today, it is not suprising that some whites will dress in black face in an attempt to mask their racist views in the form of this celebration. The key is to recognize it, call it for what it is, and continue to educate whites, as well as blacks, that this behavior will not be tolerated.

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October 31, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. This is happening every where. I attend the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a sorority(Delta Delta Delta) and frat(Phi Lambda I think) has been suspended for having “ethnic” parties. This year they had “Tacos and Tequilas” party where the women dressed in tank tops and had pregnant bellies. The men brought leaf blowers, wore somberos, etc. Last year some frat had “Big Booty Hoes and Pimps” party, which didn’t get much attention. However, this year the students rallied in a protest on campus today.

    Comment by blackrenaissance | November 1, 2006 | Reply

  2. I am completly disgusted at the actions of some students at Johns Hopkins University; but this does not surprise me. Once again black people are being marginalized by main stream society. Slavery is a very serious issue and is a part of history that is often distorted and discounted. The other type cast images at the party were overly and grossly racist. It is quite obvious that this was motivated by ignorance

    Though it is true that there are some in the Hip-Hop community who contribute to the marginalization of people of color through music and images, this movement is funded and generates huge reveune for the white owned entertainment and media companies in this country; neither if which is right.

    Comment by nativeson | November 1, 2006 | Reply


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