Thursday, January 25, 2007

Martin Luther King Party Gone Terribly Wrong

What if I told you there was A MLK Jr. Party on a college campus. No Big Deal right, I mean celebrating A Civil Rights ICON who stood for everything right is something that should be practiced more.

But what if I told you this party was hosted by a white guy who decided he would make it a theme party that celebrated negative black stereotypes?? And served Fried Chicken and Malt Liquor at his party to further the theme.

The Following as well as the Pics are Courtesy of The Smoking Gun (other pics can be found on link)

JANUARY 25--Students at a Texas college threw a Martin Luther King Jr. Day party that featured attendees wearing gang apparel and Afro wigs, carrying malt liquor, handguns, and fried chicken, and even one woman dressed as Aunt Jemima. Photos of the January 15 event were discovered on a page by a Tarleton State University sophomore who heads the school's NAACP chapter. A selection of party photos can be found on the following pages. When he discovered the images, Donald Ray Elder told TSG, he sent an e-mail to Tarleton student Jeremy Pelz, on whose Facebook page the photos were placed in a folder titled "MLK." In a reply e-mail, Pelz (seen in the picture at right) told Elder that he would rename the folder in which the photos were placed "so it does not bring any disrespect to Mr. King." Pelz noted that the party was started a few years earlier "because one of best friends is black or African American, whichever you deem politically correct, to be his day not to dishonor him." He added, "So I do apologize if you felt any disrespect because none was intended." School officials have launched an investigation into the party and the university's president, Dennis P. McCabe, has denounced the photos as despicable. In a subsequent post, Pelz--who has yanked the party photos from his Facebook page--stated that the party was not meant to be "racist or discriminating

You know whats sad about this, is we are in 2007 and this still goes on. I call on anybody with college aged kids, are those with kids soon to be college aged, to take a really close look at the school you chose to send your kid to. This mockery of one of the Greatest Civil Rights Leaders Ever, took place and the people involved seem to have no remorse.

As a Texan I'm embarrassed, as a person I'm disgusted, but as an African American, I'm pretty much heated right now. You know what hurts the most about this, is we as Black Folk get told over and over again to "get over it. " Well for my melanin challenged who may be reading , think about the picture above. Think about how to this very day there are some in Hollywood who say that 50 yrs ago we would be strung from trees as they slur more and more racial filth at there shows , and remind me again what it is exactly we should be getting over.


At 3:19 PM , Blogger Enigmatik said...

Perhaps they should invite some of their black "friends" to the party or make it open to the campus. I'd be interested to see how that turns out.

At 4:21 PM , Blogger P said...

Big Ups to Enigmatik.

And wow. . .Man. . .

Smoothie, I had read this article online at FoxNews. . .But there were not pictures attached (go figure, Rupert Murdoch probably didn't want to overload his right wing server)

This is ridiculous. And to mimic all the stuff they were doing. . .


At 4:38 PM , Blogger smoothie said...


Evidently dude says the party was created by a brutha'(i seriously doubt it )..I guess in his head that gave him carte blanche to keep the legacy going...Somewhow i think if black folk showed up, the party wouldve been cut short..


Yeah, good luck getting the real story on Fox aka conservative news network..I dug hard to find those pics...I to was wow'd ...Im pretty sure they were thinking, Theres no way in hell these pics are getting out..we all cool right???

At 11:54 PM , Anonymous enigmatik said...

Sup, P

They don't care. They knew what they were doing. I'm glad nothing like that happened when I was in school (to my knowledge anyway). I'd be sitting in prison.

At 2:01 PM , Blogger The Mistress said...

These little white kids are some ignorant ass fucksticks.

At 11:46 PM , Blogger smoothie said...

cant wait for us to have reversal day...Id come to the party with Mayo and pickle sandwhiches..


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