Duke Fraternity Demonstrates Proper Way to Apologize For Being Racist
By Erin Gloria Ryan
It's clear from the discussions that have emerged since our Thanksgiving party that this issue pertains to more than just our group of 68 young men. It is undeniable that there is a need for a dialogue between the Native-American community and the larger Duke community. For that reason, we encourage anyone who is concerned or curious about this issue to join the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi and the Native American Student Association Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Affairs in the Bryan Center for "Culture Clash." This event will be a learning opportunity for everyone and a chance for our fraternity and any other interested parties to learn more about a culture that we admittedly don't know enough about.
Native Sorority Responds to the ‘Pilgrims and Indians’ Party Held at Duke University
The fraternity’s actions blatantly contribute to the stereotyping and marginalization of Native Americans. Although the Native community at Duke is small, there is no excuse for the racism and complete disregard for our traditions displayed by this party and its advertising.