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Yale fraternity denies Black women entry at ‘White girls only’ Halloween party

photo credit: @neemagithere via Facebook

photo credit: @neemagithere via Facebook

 

A fraternity at Yale is facing criticism after several students accused the group of practicing racism. According to Yale University student Neema Gathere, the SAE fraternity held an off-campus party on Halloween night where only White girls were allowed to enter.

In Githere’s Facebook post, she explains what occurred, “I’d just like to take a moment to give a shout-out to the member of Yale’s SAE chapter who turned away a group of girls from their party last night, explaining that admittance was on a ‘White Girls Only’ basis and a belated shout-out to the SAE member who turned me and my friends away for the same reason last year.”

Other students who were present at the party said Black and Latino students were denied entry into the off-campus party. However, White female students were allowed to enter the party after a member of SAE yelled, “We’re looking for White girls only!”

There is apparently a culture of racism that has been allowed to exist for years within the fraternity. Although Yale SAE president denied the claim that race played a role at the party, it’s important to note that SAE has a history of racist actions.

SAE, which stands for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, dealt with a racial incident recently. In March of 2015, the Oklahoma chapter was suspended after a racist video went viral. In the video, White members of SAE chant, “There will never be a n—– SAE. There will never be a n—– SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he will never sign with me. There will never be a n—– SAE.”

Other Black students at Yale shared their experience with racism at an SAE party while commenting on Githere’s Facebook post. “Brings back memories of a time when, after having let my friend in, I tried to enter and they barricaded the door, asking if I even go to Yale and demanding an ID,” Black student Hershel Holiday wrote.

An Hispanic student responded by posting, “Reminds me of the time they asked me and a group of other Latino, predominantly Mexican, friends for our passports when we tried to go to their [crappy] party a little over a year ago,” Ivonne Gonzalez wrote. “So sorry this s— is still happening! Can’t stand those rich, spoiled and rude brats.”

Yale University officials are currently investigating the organization.


12 Comments

  1. Stanley E. Woods on November 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Quit going to their lame pass parties. It has been widely demonstrated that a lot of SAE chapters and members are “white only”, so let them have it. No one needs SAE but SAE, so throw your own party and leave them to their B.S. Don’t give these clowns any more “15minutes of fame” moments. You wouldn’t go to a KKK party, would you?

    • refichter on November 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      The point is, these kinds of organizations should no more be allowed to have a chapter at Yale or any other university than one would sponsor a KKK club on campus. Time to quit accepting these creeps and get on with the business of ridding our country of them and their kind of mentality. It’s done WAY too much harm to ALL of us, no matter our race, for much, much too long!

      • Stanley E. Woods on November 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Real talk!

      • Public_Programming on November 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

        These kinds of organizations are what make up this country’s social fiber and that’s why they are allowed to flourish right under the nose of the ones in charge. Just like ex KKK members still have jobs and work in the system without any repercussions. Meanwhile, Blacks really believe all that “we are all one and I see no color” garbage and willingly march off to slaughter..

  2. Public_Programming on November 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    And one day Blacks and Latinos will wake up and realize who’s really the majority here. Would never send my kids off to school to beg for inclusion from these nothings.. When will we/they learn.. smh

    • Likewaterforchoc on November 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you. Not sure what disgusts me more; the fact that this fraternity is still around after all of these incidents or the fact that there are actually black women AND men looking for inclusion in any of their activities. After all that this fraternity has been involved in, it should be noted that one HAS to be white AND a racist to even join. Smart enough to get into Yale, but not smart enough to know better. smh. When people show you who they are, believe them. Ugghh, Jesus be a fence and a sense of racial pride and dignity.

      • Public_Programming on November 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm

        The funny is they show their arses over and over again with incidents like this. Yet they keep stating that “we are all one” garbage, meanwhile the ravens/don lemon types keep drinking the kool aid and fallin’ for this mess.

  3. Angela Mayrie on November 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Real talk…WHY do college students of color KEEP trying to attend these CLEARLY “not-for-them” FRAT parties that are wildly degrading and low-vibration filled in the first place?!? Why in 2015 are they still ‘surprised’ or even bothered by not being wanted at these parties. Do your own thang and keep it movin’. Stop trying to be ‘accepted’ and do YOU…if you even know WHO you BE in the grand scheme of things.

  4. Margo Wilkins on November 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Black folks, stop begging for acceptance. It’s not a good look. Why is being accepted by any group of people so important????

  5. FuZ on November 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Should have worn white-face.

  6. Kandie J Mack on November 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Stanley E.Woods
    I was just getting ready to say the same thing..KEEP y’all a&&
    From their parties…
    But the white girls sure love our BlACK men…maybe not all of them..but majority of them does!

  7. WeezyDuzIt on November 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I was denied at a KKK party once before. You don’t see me complaining.