Fraternity Blackface Video Sparks Outrage at UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. (KTLA) — There’s outcry at UC Irvine over a student-produced video that some say is offensive and racist.

The video shows members of Lambda Theta Delta doing a parody the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z song “Suit and Tie.”

In the video, one of the fraternity members appears in “blackface.”

Many students at the university have complained about the video.

The fraternity took down the video and apologized on its Facebook page, saying the students involved were reprimanded prior to the controversy.

But many other students say that’s not enough. They’re calling on university administrators to take action against the fraternity.

A UC official says the school is trying to determine if the fraternity or individual students are responsible for the video and what kind of punishment, if any, should be dealt.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

7 comments


Related Stories