NAACP Commends Suspension Of Auburn Fraternity Involved In Racial Incident On Campus

On November 14th The National Association for the Advancement of

Colored People (NAACP) commended Beta Theta Pi for

“suspending and disbanding” its Auburn University chapter for

two years after fraternity members dressed in Ku Klux Klan

robes and blackface at a fraternity Halloween party.

Kweisi Mfume, NAACP President and CEO, said, “The national

officers within the Beta Theta Pi fraternity took a very

necessary step toward letting young people across the

country know that racism is unacceptable and should not be

tolerated under any circumstances.”

The NAACP met with Auburn’s interim president Tuesday

morning to outline concerns about the Halloween party and

other racial incidents on campus, including the distribution of

hate e-mails to members of the university’s Black Student

Union. On Monday, the NAACP met with African American

Auburn students who voiced alarm over the prevalence of

racial hostility on the campus.

The university has withdrawn recognition of Beta Theta Pi

and another fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi whose members also

were in involved in racist behavior at the Halloween party.

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