Yup, people still haven’t learned that blackface just isn’t cool.
Black student groups at UCLA are up in arms about a predominantly White fraternity and sorority holding a “Kanye West”-themed party. According to the student paper, the party-goers dressed in baggy clothes, blackface, and traditional Kardashian-like attire.
Pictures of the party filled with Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority members flooded social media and ignited the hashtag #blackbruinsmatter. According to the LA Times, the Afrikan Student Union is planning to meet at noon on Thursday at the Bruin Bear statue, where students will wear black.
Kelsee Thomas, a member of the Black student union, said students spoke to frat members at the party, and one even apologized, but laughed when she asked him to write a letter to the group.
UCLA Students Wear Blackface To Kanye West-Themed Party was originally published on globalgrind.com