I feel like this whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Okay no. Stop. It blows my mind that someone could consider this any less than appalling. This is the 21st century. They wore BLACKFACE makeup and claimed to represent the song My Nigga. Literally, this makeup was used in the 20th century for theater productions and was meant to offend African Americans then. So if racism to you, is “blown out of proportion” then I’m very sorry. But this AMERICA. And people who feel like these kinds of things should be taken lightly are the reason this whole equality movement has taken the time it has to develop. AND ITS STILL DEVELOPING. Believe it or not, there isn’t equality today, which was clearly represented by these women’s wardrobe choices. So if a setback in the movement forward is “blown out of proportion” for you, then I suggest opening your eyes a little more and take in the gravity of what happened. Let it sink in.
Not only that, but how is it appropriate for a GREEK CLUB on a CHRISTIAN campus to allow people to wear tee shirts that say: “my n****?” Really? How is that ok? How is that representing class, grace, or Christian morals? Any type of club or organization should never be ok with anything that could offend any type of race, religion, etc. I know for sure my fraternity would never have been ok with letting them continue wearing those shirts. I don’t think they meant to be malicious, I’m sure they just didn’t think, and that’s the issue here. People need to be educated it what’s appropriate particularly in a social setting like that.