HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi find out the hard way that #BlackBruinsMatter after throwing racist "Kanye Western" party at UCLA. @ucla this type of behavior from fellow Bruins is unjustifiable inexcusable and wont be tolerated #UCLA #blackface pic.twitter.com/W9EviU5QTc — GebreYEEZUS (@temesgentoofly) October 8, 2015. Another group of privileged White college students thought it would be a good idea to wear blackface in 2015. The school's chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority held the party on Tuesday night. In photos from the event, students can be seen wearing baggy clothes and blackface… I understand, even though I don’t understand because I’m just a stupid fucking white boy. A “Kanye Western”-themed fraternity party at UCLA is causing an uproar for its racial overtones after some partygoers showed up wearing blackface. /**/ Amidst the blackfaced crowd from both Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi, many people seemed wasted. To be clear: a non-Black person wearing blackness as a costume, with or without black makeup, is ALWAYS blackface. I did not chose my black so you can't either. One partygoer threw a bottle at the house across the street and another Black student said they heard someone say a racial slur. However, once it looked like the Black students were gone something strange happened: people began to return to the party in groups of two. A UCLA fraternity is the latest Greek organization to land in hot water for throwing a party centered around offensive racial stereotypes. UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said the university had temporarily suspended the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority, but declined to … The school's chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority held the party on Tuesday night. A “Kanye Western”-themed fraternity party at UCLA is causing an uproar for its racial overtones after some partygoers showed up wearing blackface. Despite the stonewalling by anyone that should be accountable, the Black students remain determined and will be protesting today at noon at the Bruin Bear. Students who attended the “Kanye Western” party thrown by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority Tuesday night wore baggy clothes or … Still determined, the Black students held space across the street. Max told the police officer that he could take the partygoers. A Kanye West-themed fraternity party at UCLA featuring students wearing blackface has sparked both an investigation from the Sigma Phi Epsilon’s national office … Stand in solidarity with my bruin family #BlackBruinsMatter cause this #KanyeWestern party some ol’ BULLLLLLLLLLSHIIIIIT — King Zay (@ZayaWaya) October 8, 2015 The “Kanye Western” party was allegedly hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority. A ‘Kanye Western’ Fraternity Mixer At UCLA Reportedly Had Students Wearing Blackface. Max told Frison that he was “very sorry” and Frison told him. News Education Los Angeles Race USA. Ugh, #UCLA */. WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A UCLA fraternity and sorority are under fire after throwing a "Kanye Western" themed party, which was viewed by … UCLA students are catching heat over an offensive Kanye West-themed party thrown Tuesday night. This week, members of University of California, Los Angeles' Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority got the education they probably least expected. A UCLA sorority and fraternity have come under fire after they allegedly donned blackface for a Kanye West-themed mixer. 10 Best Sorority Houses - Fall 2019. However, the students did not want the party to continue so they stood their ground. The party and the confrontation called into question an unsteady campus climate and the need for action against racial insensitivity. We are an international group of independent journalists, photographers, artists, translators and activists reporting on international news with a focus on human rights.  “We never approached the actual house,” said Frison. Five years later, they have never apologized or acknowledged their wrongdoings. By now, the police had returned due to a conflict between the frat house and the home the bottle had been thrown at across the street. The party pretty much looked over and soon the Black students began to dwindle as well. Social media has exploded in protest since the Bruin article went online Wednesday evening.. Los Angeles station KNBC-TV reports the Sigma Phi … Yeezus Christ almighty, these kids cannot be serious. Sigma Phi Epsilon's UCLA chapter issued an apology in a posting on Facebook on Thursday, but denied allegations that anyone showed up to the party in blackface. The Daily Bruin, a top college publication, did not release a story about the incident until late afternoon yesterday. UCLA has a deep and violent history when it comes to racism. — Leidy. The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority over at UCLA is under fire for their "Kanye Western" themed party where students wore blackface. Reputation: Wealthy; Friendliness: Popularity: Classiness: Involvement: Social Life: Sisterhood: Respond. The police soon came and were “amicable saying the students can demonstrate,” Frison said. Tone-deaf students showed up to UCLA 'Kanye Western' frat party in blackface. LOS ANGELES — A bunch of sorority and fraternity students at UCLA have managed to upset a whole lot of people after they allegedly had the great idea to put on blackface … While America has been in a very public dialogue about race, at UCLA on Tuesday night Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority decided to throw a “Kanye Western” themed party. The racially charged party, hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority, featured hip-hop themed costumes with cowboy hats topping off the getups. http://t.co/ge3djdVtEh — pentagonista (@pentagonista) October 7, 2015. A group of African American UCLA students faced off with members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority Tuesday night, breaking up a party where guests wore costumes caricaturing African Americans. Members of the UCLA community have responded with outrage to the news that several students wore blackface to a "Kanye Western"-themed fraternity party … Lately, Greek Life has been keeping us very busy, with a whole range of things to discuss, from hazing to Homecoming Queens. Alicia Frison, a third year Philosophy major at UCLA, told Revolution … Unfortunately, members of UCLA's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority must have slept through that particular class. ... where the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity teamed up with the Alpha Phi sorority to throw a … The UCLA chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is now under investigation for allegedly throwing a Kanye West-themed party that featured blackface and … Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi … In 1969, student organizers Bunche Carter and John Huggins from the California chapter of the Black Panthers were shot and killed on campus. UCLA students are catching heat over an offensive Kanye West-themed party thrown Tuesday night. If you’re in LA and can make it. 6,737 Followers, 531 Following, 473 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from UCLA Alpha Phi (@alphaphiucla) Despite the scrutiny that police have been under for racist and often deadly tactics that have been found to disproportionately target Black people, the police officers who came to the scene were very sympathetic and left shortly after. (@menina_florence) October 7, 2015. Los Angeles station KNBC-TV reports the Sigma Phi … Soon after, Frison found herself face to face with Max who claimed to be the VP of New Membership at Sigma Phi Epsilon. The girl posed and as she snapped the photo, members of Sigma Phi Epsilon saw her taking the picture and started yelling. Frison explained that being Black students they were aware that their very presence could be reacted to harmfully, so the UCLA students kept their distance from the frat. 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Sigma Phi Epsilon through a blackface party and the Daily Bruin isn’t talking about it….. biased! This led her to the Sigma Phi Epsilon frat house where her fellow classmate saw a white girl wearing a chunky gold chain with her face covered in what appeared to be soot. Meantime, the Afrikan Student Union wants the school to come down hard on Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi. Stand in solidarity with my bruin family #BlackBruinsMatter cause this #KanyeWestern party some ol’ BULLLLLLLLLLSHIIIIIT — King Zay (@ZayaWaya) October 8, 2015 The “Kanye Western” party was allegedly hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority. Blackface. In the article released, the blackface party was called “charcoal” on students’ faces. Lately, Greek Life has been keeping us very busy, with a whole range of things to discuss, from hazing to Homecoming Queens. Google "alpha phi ucla blackface" for proof. Max went on to tell Frison that the frat was “completely in the wrong” and said. At which, Max laughed. A UCLA fraternity is the latest Greek organization to land in hot water for throwing a party centered around offensive racial stereotypes. UCLA students are in an uproar this week after a fraternity hosted a Kanye West-themed western party, which reportedly included some partygoers wearing blackface.The party, hosted by the Sigma Phi Epsilon frat and Alpha Phi sorority, took place on Tuesday night, with attendees dressed in baggy clothes or like the Kardashians to fit the theme. Meanwhile, over forty Black students had found out about the party and decided to go. The police officers (who were from Santa Barabara) remained kind to the black students protesting and even snapped this photo. 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