Outrage over UCSD party mocking Black History Month

By | February 17, 2010

Eleanor Yang Su, San Diego Union-Tribune

– A weekend party that involved University of California San Diego students and mocked Black History Month has drawn the ire of black students and prompted a condemnation sent to all students and faculty by the chancellor.

An invitation to the “Compton Cookout” event urged participants to wear chains, don cheap clothes and speak very loudly, according to wording circulated by outraged students and verified by campus administrators.

As a guide for girls attending the event, the invitation read, “For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks — Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes. …”

Several disgusted students and faculty met with campus administrators last night about the event, which was linked to members of a fraternity.

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