Racial Incident Reported at the University of Wisconsin

Two Black women students at the University of Wisconsin reported that they were subjected to racial slurs as they walked past a fraternity house near campus. The women were taunted by men who were partying on the porch of the fraternity house. A glass bottle was thrown at the women but no one was hurt.

The university placed the chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity on emergency suspension until an investigation of the incident is completed. The fraternity recently had been on “alcohol probation” after an incident of underage drinking last fall.

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  1. This incident is unfortunate but not surprising and could have been avoided.

    The behavior by the fraternity men does not surprise me at all and it is inexcusable even for (white privilege).

    I was however shocked by the naivety of the women involved who did not have a sufficient level of (RIPA = Racial Incident Probability Awareness) to anticipate a likely problem and to cross the street prior to approaching the house where the party was going on!

    This society is still laced with the sickness of racism. Stay aware to stay safe!!!

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