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- Girls at Chi Omega dress up like Mexicans
Girls at Chi Omega are bound to get in trouble after their sorority photo was brought to the attention of Penn State administrators.
Greek Life on campus always features outrageous themed parties, and this one was titled Mexi-chio night. This picture was taken around Halloween, and the students wore ponchos, sombreros, and fake mustaches, embodying the stereotypical Mexican.
That alone got the photo dubbed “racially insensitive,” but the signs two of the girls put up really lit the racial discrimination fuse on campus.
“Will mow lawn for weed & beer” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it,” they read.
As the pic was posted on Facebook and Twitter, with the partygoers tagged in it, the racist innuendos were noted by the school's board.
“The Penn State Panhellenic Council recognizes the offensive nature of the photo and is therefore taking the matter very seriously,” they wrote in a statement to the Daily Collegian
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|Comment #1 by: El Huero on 05 Dec 2012, 18:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Get over it people. It's a Halloween party.
|Comment #1.1 by: goose on 05 Dec 2012, 22:11 GMT|
Its one thing to be dressed and be in costume but the signs are what cross the line.
|Comment #2 by: patman on 05 Dec 2012, 18:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Who is offended? And what the hell is racist about this? Lets get a life boys and girls, and get their priorities unscrambled. The only thing that was harmed here was several million brain cells from the drinks!
|Comment #2.1 by: white bird on 05 Dec 2012, 19:21 GMT|
patman...then...you must be extreme RACIST not to see it. You must be one off them. Shame on you
|Comment #3 by: tanked on 05 Dec 2012, 19:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
harmless halloween costumes. where have peoples senses of humor gone. they could of been worse with all the senseless drug cartel murders in mexico now.
|Comment #4 by: Irreverent One on 05 Dec 2012, 19:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I believe that if people in this country can't, somehow, develop a sense of humor they really need to grow thicker skins.
|Comment #5 by: Mercury Webster on 05 Dec 2012, 19:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Those CHICAS know how to throw a Pachanga !!
|Comment #6 by: Dot on 05 Dec 2012, 19:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Get over it. Its ok for Lulac or NAACP to have their associations but if a caucasian does it then we are racist. Hmm who is racist Lulac and NAACP are.
|Comment #7 by: An american PAtriot on 05 Dec 2012, 19:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Come on people, get a life enough is enough already, if this is offensive then I think having a communist aws president is offencive
|Comment #8 by: Minnesota Man on 05 Dec 2012, 19:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think it's harmless. I'm so tired of EVERYTHING being racist. Grown up and get a sense of humor.
|Comment #9 by: El Jeffe on 05 Dec 2012, 19:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
looks like cinco de mayo, obaggers finding reasons to get upset
|Comment #10 by: Why on 05 Dec 2012, 19:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Not surprising and actually expected from most college students. Pretty racist.
|Comment #11 by: gaymexboi on 05 Dec 2012, 19:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What is up with everyone....it's a joke....I'm an American of Mexican decent if I'm not offended I don't know why anyone else would be......
|Comment #11.1 by: GiGi on 05 Dec 2012, 19:24 GMT|
Thank You for your great comment. I am of German descent, but I am American!! Every nationality gets their turn at humorous fun!
|Comment #11.2 by: roqua on 05 Dec 2012, 20:03 GMT|
I have to agree as a mexican national that i am not offended. Girls having fun. If it were on a movie noone would think much about it, its just because their coach got caught doing bad things to kids that they are riding the school hard on any little thing. The problem will not go away about bad publicity they just got this makes them look worse.
|Comment #12 by: burger1 on 05 Dec 2012, 19:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why is it every time I go to a mexican restaurant there are sombreors on the walls and they place one on customers heads when they sing happy birthday. Next we'll be saying it's racist to pursue the mexican drug cartels who are killing each other. Why aren't mexicans here protesting that?
|Comment #12.1 by: Latino life on 05 Dec 2012, 19:41 GMT|
For Latinos and Hispanic It does not mean nothing. Not Like other people !!!! Its just haveing a good time. not to worry
|Comment #13 by: Prof to CEO on 05 Dec 2012, 19:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
While this is distasteful, I think to protect the right to free speech/expression is more important. The PC police and moralist ought to "stuff it", and worry about the economy and other important issues instead.
|Comment #14 by: dottie on 05 Dec 2012, 19:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am an 81 year old woman and I think people are just too pantywaisted.get a life please
|Comment #15 by: zotz on 05 Dec 2012, 19:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm an American of Hispanic decent. I take absolutely no offense in this picture. The news media has nothing better to do than stoke racial discontent. How do you know there are no Hispanic students in the picture? There appears to be at least one Asian on the far left. Clearly it was taken in fun and only insecure people would complain about it.
|Comment #16 by: tdrop on 05 Dec 2012, 19:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
These poor trailer, hill people need to finish school. Its sad to see such healthy minds going to waste.
|Comment #17 by: lanegris! on 05 Dec 2012, 19:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
People are stupid, thats all I can say, I see no color or race on anyone, but one day they'll need the help of us mexicans and they are going to regret being racists. We are a united group, never divided! We love to help people in need and we are hard workers! Things that they dont know nothing about! And Family if our priority!
|Comment #18 by: Throx on 05 Dec 2012, 19:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is there a further implication that Hispanic women have handlebar moustaches? Bet at least one of the Chi O's is Hispanic. And the girls holding signs probably mean it. Weed and beer are pretty popular at college. People need to lighten up and let some kids have some fun.
|Comment #19 by: Grizzly on 05 Dec 2012, 19:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is really getting out of hand, with the racist thing....the co-ed's were just having alittle fun, as most sororities have been doing for years. The real picture is that every culture for the past 1000 years has been racist, whites, blacks, Hispanics,Asians, Arab's, Eastern and Western Europeans. It's only a photo, get over it...life is to short...why don't they put their efforts into making sure that's these young people have a job after graduation.
|Comment #20 by: kitty fan on 05 Dec 2012, 19:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Someone needs to go to Mexico and tell all the vendors they're being racist then. I remember traveling to Mexico City, Puelba, & Cancun during college & there were oodles of street vendors selling sombreros and ponchos to tourists. Guest they're racist too. Guess I'm racist too, I bought a poncho. Yikes. This is the kind of crap that makes it diminishes the seriousness of actual racism. AARRGH!!!!!
|Comment #21 by: Scrimshaw on 05 Dec 2012, 20:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The funny thing is, doubtlessly none of these chicks realized what was wrong with this picture until the internet kindly pointed it out for them.
|Comment #22 by: lea on 05 Dec 2012, 22:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
they must think they're educated..wow, bunch of wanna-be thugs who don't know a thing about life...idiots...
|Comment #23 by: clem on 05 Dec 2012, 23:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
what can you expect from penn state ? stay together,get a masters at bring'em young....
|Comment #24 by: dee on 06 Dec 2012, 14:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Honestly for those people saying its a harmless joke no its not harmless. I'm Mexican and I take this as pretty offensive since over 50,000 Mexicans have died due to drug cartels in Mexico to us Mexicans its not a laughing matter..and for those who don't mind other nationalities stereotyping and making jokes over issues that have caused thousands of lives to be lost in your culture well that's a load of crap even if you deny it...when its about your culture it hurts to see people do things like this.
|Comment #25 by: Catalin on 06 Dec 2012, 14:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is everything offendable in the US?
|Comment #26 by: Fastface on 06 Dec 2012, 18:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Get over it people, nobody raises hell over * jokes, besides if it were Cheech & Chong or George Lopez holding the signs people would just laugh they'er asses off!!! Just like afro-americans can call each other niggers!!!!!!! Fastface
|Comment #27 by: Don Pancho on 08 Dec 2012, 05:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm only hope that their zarape's and sombrero's where made here in Mexico... and not in China.
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