Fraternity Accused of Racial Insensitivity

Title

Fraternity Accused of Racial Insensitivity

Description

"Be a part of our little servants program." This is what was written on a flyer I [Joanne Tashiro, Editor in Chief of the Momentum] stumbled upon last weekend at a party. A computerized picture of a Klansman was drawn in the foreground. It read as advertising for "Kappa Kappa Kappa" an exclusive caucasian fraternity on campus. I saw this taped to the wall of an Asian American "founding father's" apartment. Well, this turned out to be a hoax mocking the newly formed Asian fraternity at UCSD, Lambda Phi Epsilon. To laugh at a picture of a Klansman is to laugh at the racism, the unjust killings, the discrimination that our previous generations were forced to deal with while trying to defend their Asian American identities. These Lambda officers are betraying the very goals of their cultural fraternity; the goal which is supposed to promote Asian American awareness and sensitivity on campus (Tashiro, 1992).

Source

Tashiro, Joanne. (1992, February-March). Fraternity Accused of Racial Insensitivity. Momentum, 1(3), p4. Retrieved from https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb6690548f
Image: [Momentum].  (1992, February-March). Momentum, 1(3), p4. Retrieved from https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb6690548f

Date

1992

Coverage

1990s

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