A fraternity at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has canceled an ancient Egypt and Nile River themed party after being called out for “appropriating Egyptian culture.”
Despite the fact that ancient Egypt is no longer a thing, Delta Sigma Phi apologized for the “insensitive” choice of party.
The Daily Wire reports that a Facebook invitation for the now canceled party stated:
“Come to Delta Sig as a mummy, Cleopatra, or King Tut, it doesn't matter to us. Get your best ancient Egyptian robe and headdress and be ready to party in the desert. Be careful though, it's going to get HOT.”
One student who took an issue with the party was Egyptian Student Association President Yasmeen Afifi. On a Facebook post, Afifi wrote:
“It is more saddening to see students from the top public university in the United States engaging in these ignorant stereotypes. My Egyptian roots are far more significant than a simple costume or a lame party. I take pride in the grandeur of my people’s legacy and will not allow my culture to be appropriated for your entertainment.”
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The post then started getting quite racist against white frats:
“Although I’m not surprised and couldn’t expect more out of a white fraternity, the conversation still needs to be had. This ignorance and disrespect is not an isolated incident and it appears the white frats didn’t learn after Theta Xi’s “Hood Ratchet Thursday” party. It’s unfortunate and pathetic that they lack the creativity to throw a fun party without being at the expense of another culture and people.” (...)
“White people need to cognizant of their identity and their role throughout history. White people have invaded, stolen, erased, and defaced numerous ancient Egyptian artifacts, symbols and temples in attempt to claim one of the greatest civilizations as their own. Europeans have worked so diligently to eliminate all traces of African facial features by lightening skin colors of painted relics inside tombs and temples.”
Yet again, the offended crybabies get what they want. Remember when people didn't whine all the time and awesome parties were had? What happened to that?
Let us know in the comments what you think.