(State College, Pennsylvania) Members of the Chi Omega sorority at Penn State University threw a Mexican-themed party last Halloween and posted a photo on the Internet which has been called racist. To wit:
The racist sorority photo, which was apparently taken on Halloween, features several girls dressed up in sombreros and ponchos for a Mexican-themed party.Arguably, one could say the sorority simply displayed immaturity in an era when everybody seems to be offended by something. And they're college kids, duh! A demographic group that is universally known to do crazy and stupid stunts.
The costumes would probably be enough to get the girls in trouble on their own but a few sorority members are also holding up drug related signs. One reads ”Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and the other says “I don’t cut grass I smoke it.”
In any event, I dispute the contention that the sorority exhibited racism by having a Mexican-themed party. 'Mexican' is not a race anymore than 'American' is.