Sunday, September 30, 2007

Stop UT Fraternity From Hosting "Cholo/Ghetto Mexican" Rush Event!!!

Attn Compas/os –

A UT Austin fraternity is planning to have a “Cholo/Ghetto Mexican” Rush Event where participants are to dress up and act as “Cholos” or “Ghetto Mexicans.”

(Click here to read the article in UT’s newspaper, the Daily Texan.)

This will be the second racist party hosted by a UT fraternity in a year!!! Last year, UT made national headlines when UT Law students hosted a “Ghetto Fabulous” party where participants were to dress in black-face. It is apparent that race relations are an issue on the UT Austin campus and that UT administration has failed to address the issue of tolerance and race relations.

Last year, the Black community and many others united to voice their opposition to the racist event and were able to get national attention to the issue. This year, evidently, it is our turn.

Please join us and UT Austin MEChA in taking a stance!!! Please sign onto the online petition to let UT President William Powers, the Office of Diversity, the Dean of Students, and the Office of Student Affairs know that such racist events against our communities are UNACCEPTABLE.


We thank you for your support. Together we can make a difference!

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In Solidarity,


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