White College Students Wear Blackface at ‘Compton Cookout’ Party

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Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of California, San Diego, are being condemned by civil rights groups and school officials for hosting a party called “Compton Cookout.” Held off-campus earlier this week, the party mocked Black History Month and exploited negative perceptions that are associated with black culture. Here’s the entire invitation, which was posted on Facebook:

“February marks a very important month in American society. No, i’m not referring to Valentines day or Presidents day. I’m talking about Black History month. As a time to celebrate and in hopes of showing respect, the Regents community cordially invites you to its very first Compton Cookout.

For guys: I expect all males to be rockin Jersey’s, stuntin’ up in ya White T (XXXL smallest size acceptable), anything FUBU, Ecko, Rockawear, High/low top Jordans or Dunks, Chains, Jorts, stunner shades, 59 50 hats, Tats, etc.

For girls: For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks-Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes – they consider Baby Phat to be high class and expensive couture. They also have short, nappy hair, and usually wear cheap weave, usually in bad colors, such as purple or bright red. They look and act similar to Shenaynay, and speak very loudly, while rolling their neck, and waving their finger in your face. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as “constipulated”, or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as “hmmg!”, or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises,grunts, and faces. The objective is for all you lovely ladies to look, act, and essentially take on these “respectable” qualities throughout the day.

We will be serving 40’s, Kegs of Natty, dat Purple Drank- which consists of sugar, water, and the color purple , chicken, coolade, and of course Watermelon.”

Along with civil rights groups, several lawmakers in California held a press conference and called for the students to be punished by UCSD. The disturbing letter also created an uproar among black students at the school who make up only 2 percent of the student body. School officials have yet to suspend or expel any of the students that were involved. –amir shaw


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