ASU Gives Frat the Boot Over Racist Party
Tau Kappa Epsilon now expelled from campus
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2014 10:45 AM CST
The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, center, speaks during a news conference in Phoenix, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

(Newser) – It's official: Arizona State University has given Tau Kappa Epsilon the boot, expelling the fraternity after it hosted a racist party last weekend—apparently to "commemorate" Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ASU says the frat violated at least four school rules—including engaging in discriminatory activities—and has permanently revoked the university's recognition of the 65-year-old local chapter, meaning the group won't be able to hold meetings or recruit members on campus, the Arizona Republic reports.

In a statement per ABC15, ASU's president quoted MLK, saying, "We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education." According to local civil-rights leader, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, "They did the right thing to defend the legacy of Dr. King and to say to the nation and to the state, and everyone who is watching, that there is a zero-tolerance policy for racism and discrimination at Arizona State University." ASU says student cases are still being decided, while TKE's national head says its own investigation will be released "shortly."

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Jan 26, 2014 9:03 PM CST
In America, crossing a minority group in thought,word, or deed causes the political-correctness sharks to attack in a feeding-frenzy. American freedom? Only as-long-as the freedom is approved of by the social-engineers wrecking America from within. Orwell and Goethe were both right. Orwell predicted the punishment of "Thought-crimes" . Goethe said "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free". Wake-up America! Take back the right to hold an opinion of your own! Who cares if the fascists don't like that opinion? Tell them to go to Hell!
Laura
Jan 25, 2014 9:22 PM CST
Everybody using the term "racist" needs to look it up. It doesn't mean what you think. Just because someone says something offensive or something that somebody doesn't like doesn't make them a racist. Grow up people.
einstein mentor
Jan 25, 2014 11:22 AM CST
the blacks knocking out jews,, so the media,,the jews use this to get someone else to fight there fight. they want whites to get pissed and start a civil war,and there plan is gonna work,, if people do not wake up to the fact on both sides. just open your eyes and see the media outlets reporting,,on this kind of issue,they want upheaval. demoralize, divide by mass immigration,, isolate, destabilize and conquer. they did it to china,germany russia,,are you people stupid or ignorant. to see what is going on,,