Fairfield students refuse to admit 'ghetto party' during Black History Month was racist
"I wore a hot dog costume to this party and now feel that my actions have caused emotional harm to all of the hot dog community. Specifically I would like to apologize to Mr. Oscar Meyer as I did not mean to portray your weiner in a negative fashion," one student wrote on Facebook.
"I am offended that the ghetto party was turned into a race issue. I know plenty of ghetto white people. #whitelivesmatter, #ghetto&proud," another wrote.
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Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, the university's president, said in a letter to the campus Monday that the party's theme "perpetuated racial stereotypes that have no place in our community and only serve to offend and devalue people."
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Additionally, the school is planning to host a forum in order to discuss the party.
The university did not offer details about the investigation other than to say that it was looking into the reports of a "culturally insensitive party" and that it was "working to understand the details."
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