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Asian Student In “Blackface” Causes Outrage

Posted on | April 26, 2013 | No Comments

There’s outcry at UC Irvine over a student-produced video that some say is offensive and racist.

The video shows members of Lambda Theta Delta doing a parody the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z song “Suit and Tie.”

In the video, one of the fraternity members appears in “blackface.”

Many students at the university have complained about the video.

The fraternity took down the video and apologized on its Facebook page, saying the students involved were reprimanded prior to the controversy.

But many other students say that’s not enough. They’re calling on university administrators to take action against the fraternity.

A UC official says the school is trying to determine if the fraternity or individual students are responsible for the video and what kind of punishment, if any, should be dealt.

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