Otter and Bluto would be so ashamed.
The Dartmouth College chapter of Alpha Delta, the fraternity that inspired the Delta house from National Lampoon's Animal House, decided that it would be wise to throw a "Bloods and Crips"-themed party. After C-walking over the line of ignorance, the Alpha Deltas have issued an apology.
Dartblog posted an invitation to the Jul. 26 party, where the Alpha Delta chairman advised guests to “choose wisely” when selecting their gang affiliation. You know, because he's the resident gang authority on Dartmouth's campus. Because Ivy League students love to support gang activity, over 200 people showed up for the friendliest gang meet-up ever. Sometimes, Crips and Bloods can get along.
Three weeks after the party, Alpha Delta issued the following apology:
Alpha Delta hosted a “Bloods and Crips Party” on the night of Friday, July 26th. The idea was never meant to be derogatory to any group, and was intended to introduce a costume theme to the party. While there was never any ill intent in the party’s theme, the brothers of Alpha Delta now realize that it was insensitive and thoughtless to make light of a very serious issue that affects many people nationwide, particularly young people. Gang violence is obviously an incredibly serious problem across America, and while we as a house failed to preemptively recognize the offensive nature of the party’s theme, the gravity of our oversight is now apparent to us.
It's 2013 and people are people are still learning that gang violence is nothing to be celebrated. Didn't any of these kids listen to good kid, m.A.A.d city? If Pirus and Crips all got along, they'd probably have some stern words of wisdom for these kids, who are supposed to be the smart kids.
Can we orchestrate a college edition of Beyond Scared Straight?