Another Famous US Fraternity Follows Cal Poly's Yearbook And Causes Blackface Scandal

2 years ago



Needless to say, there are a lot of weird and even scaring things happening is US fraternities. However, this Lambda Chi Alpha case caused a real scandal after the pic of fraternity members posing as Mexican gangsters. Let the Typical Student team share with you more details!


Original Story

us-fraternity-causes-blackface-scandal-2.jpgIt happened with the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, US. To make a long story short, the days of tension were caused by students’ pic. They were partying in blackface. At the same time, racist graffiti appeared.


The Picture

us-fraternity-causes-blackface-scandal-1.jpgSo what’s wrong with it? Nothing except the fact that the image of students reminds these well-known Minstrel performers from Cal Poly's 1915 yearbook. The photograph shows agricultural business student Kyler Watkins whose face is painted black.

"We are extremely sorry and embarrassed for failing to recognize the racial impacts this brought forth," says the fraternity member. "Although it was not our intention to stir up racial tensions, we understand the negative impact this picture had on our peers."


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