A protest at Duke University happened Wednesday to protest a Kappa Sigma party that happened over the weekend that offended the Asian populace there. It is guessed that about 200 students from the school attended the protest.
The Charlotte Observer reports the party was originally called ‘Asia Prime’ in the party’s social media promotions along with other derogatory stereotypes. The gathering’s name was changed two days before it was to take place because of student complaints, but pictures from the event showed students wearing Asian attire with chopsticks in their hair.
Ting-Ting Zhou, Duke senior and president of the Asian Students Association, organized Wednesday’s protest.
“My parents gave up everything they had in China to come here to give me a better life: their language, their culture, their educational recognition, their careers. (Others) can pretend to be Asian for this one night, for this one party, but I have to be Asian my whole life. It trivializes me! It makes me feel like less than a human being,” Zhou stated.
The fraternity has since been suspended pending an investigation.