Penn State sorority who dressed as Mexicans and declared "will mow lawn for weed" are racists
In yet another case of blatant racism on a college campus, a Penn State sorority is now coming under fire after attending a "fiesta"-themed party dressed as every horrible Mexican stereotype under the sun. The girls not only wore sombreros, ponchos, and fake mustaches (groan), they also held signs that read, "Will Mow Lawn For Weed + Beer" and "I Don't Cut Grass I Smoke It."
Seriously?! I know not all sororities are like this...but lately it seems like theres been a million cases just like this one and I just don't get why. I mean, what is it with Greek life and these absurdly offensive themes? Don't they have anything else to do with their time or at least, the imagination to think of ideas that aren't, y'know, TOTALLY DISCRIMINATORY?
The insulting actions of Penn State's chapter of Chi Omega were discovered after photographs of the sorority members dressed in their distasteful costumes were tagged on Facebook. Now, the sorority is under investigation and though there has been talk of suspension, a punishment has not yet been confirmed. The president of the chapter, Jessica Ricardi, released a statement, saying they "sincerely apologize for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes."
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Meanwhile, the Vice President of the school's Mexican American Student Association, Cesar Sanchez Lopez, issued his own response in which he said their organization was "disappointed" in their attire. "Not only have they chosen to stereotype our culture…but the insinuation about drug usage makes this image more offensive," he said. "Our country is plagued by a drug war that has led to the death of an estimated 50,000 people, which is nothing to be joked about."
That pretty much says it all, doesn't it? I just hope the school really does follow through on some sort of punishment so the girls can learn the consequences of their behavior. Maybe this will teach them to be a little more aware of their actions. At the very least, I bet they'll think twice before slapping on another sombrero!
Image via Onward State