Image sourced via colorlines.com. Lambda Theta Delta, the largest and oldest Asian American fraternity at the University of California, Irvine, suspended their status as a registered campus organization after a video sparks controversy on campus. The video depicts four members of Lambda Theta Delta lip-syncing to the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z song “Suit and Tie” with one of the members in blackface. Lambda Theta Delta chair Darius Obana has publicly apologized for the “extremely racist” and “highly offensive” video and stated that the individuals involved have been reprimanded, according to the KCPP. But this incident has brought to light many questions about campus climate and safety.
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