White Students at Jesuit School in Conn. Surprised by Reactions to ‘Ghetto Party’

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According to Fox 61, this is a photo from the “Ghetto Party”

*Here we go again. The whole but we’re not racist mantra that generally follows any action or event that perpetuates racism. Now we’ve got a group of students from Fairfield University, a Jesuit school in Fairfield, Connecticut, who decided to throw what they promoted as a “Ghetto Party” at an off-campus beach house over the weekend.

Of course the name alone triggered racial allegations, and now the Fairfield students are either making a mockery of the hoopla surrounding the insensitive act; while others found the idea of such a party, disgusting.

In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, one student mocked, “I wore a hot dog costume to this party and now feel that my actions have caused emotional harm to all of the hot dog community. Specifically I would like to apologize to Mr. Oscar Meyer as I did not mean to portray your weiner in a negative fashion.”

While another offered …

“It’s like Halloween, where I’m dressed as a gangster. Nobody said anything then,” student Brian Mason told the Connecticut Post, adding that he had dressed that way as a 4-year-old.

As you can see, the students are not even playing dumb well.

The university, a Jesuit school in Fairfield, Connecticut, offered few details except to say its administration and diversity office are looking into reports of a “culturally insensitive party” hosted by students. Fairfield officials told the Connecticut Post they are “working to understand the details.”

A junior at the school named Iman Jebara, told Fox 61 that some of her friends attended the party. Speaking on camera  (scroll down) she said she was appalled that such a party would be thrown. And talked about one particular photo from the event that showed a woman with a ball shoved under her white tank top to mimic a pregnancy, with a caption asking who the “daddy” was.

A university spokesperson states 78-percent of the university’s students identify as white, according to The New York Times. 

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