White University of Connecticut Fraternity Members Harass Black Sorority but Receive No Punishment

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Members of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Connecticut called members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority “whores” after painting on a spirit rock using racially charged speech.Members of the University of Connecticut chapter of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha are speaking out against how they’re being treated by the historically white Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, especially after individual members of the frat went unpunished after making racist and sexist attacks, the school’s Daily Campus newspaper reports.

“We were called whores, and after establishing that I was a university professional, I was verbally accosted, and intimidation tactics were used,” AKA graduate adviser Brittney Yancy said, speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural Center on Monday. “They called me a fat black bitch—not just a fat bitch, but a fat black bitch.

“I have to deal with the fact that the student who has verbally accosted me received no punishment,” Yancy added of the late-September incident.

According to the Daily Campus, the fraternity as a whole was sanctioned, including a loss of rock-painting privileges, after painting a spirit rock with racially charged words while verbally harassing sorority members. Individual frat members, however, were not punished.

“Privilege will ruin our reputation,” the sorority graduate adviser said. “And if it goes unchecked, this is how it impacts our community. It will determine who matters, who is protected, who gets access and who is worthy of justice on this campus.”

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Source: The Root | 

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