It’s not a new idea that college parties are not always completely politically correct. It is also not rare that fraternities are found hosting controversially themes parties. However, one instance of a poorly planned party theme at the University of California in San Diego turned into a campus wide, and later a national, uproar.
Later in the article, the author questions how far America has truly come in terms of racism in society. One attendant of the party, an African American man, stated that the reason the party was not racist was the fact that no one was “beat up”. Is that the only difference between racism today and racism during the Civil Rights Movement? Do some Americans today have the same mindset of that time but refrain from the physical abuse? Before the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans were stereotyped and thought to be of less worth than white Americans. Americans today are clearly still stereotyping and being hostile, so how far have we truly come?