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Clemson Fraternity Apologizes, Suspends Leaders Following “Cripmas”

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By FITSNEWS || The Clemson (S.C.) University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has “suspended all activity indefinitely following an inappropriate theme party organized by several of its members at a private, off-campus residence.”

They’re referring, obviously, to “Clemson Cripmas” – a gathering that featured white students posing as black gang members.  It’s a variation on the “pimps and hoes” party them white fraternities and sororities have been hosting for decades.

“The decision of a few brothers to hold this type of social event is inexcusable and completely inappropriate,” a statement from the fraternity’s national organization read.  “Furthermore, their behavior in no way reflects the values and creed of the fraternity, and we apologize to campus and local community for their actions because we teach our brothers to be leaders, scholars and, most importantly, gentlemen.”

According to the statement, the fraternity’s Clemson leaders have either voluntarily resigned or been suspended.  Members who attended the event may also face suspensions.

Blacks students claimed the “Clemson Cripmas” party is an extension of a culture of racism at the school – which is situated on the former plantation of one of the nation’s most famous slavery advocates.  In fact these students – who met with Clemson president Jim Clements in the aftermath of the party – believe the gathering was a response to their protests of police shootings in Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri which involved black victims.

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