Shocking Penn State Sorority Photo Degrades & Stereotypes Mexicans [Picture]
Apparently the Penn State Sorority, Chi Omega were just having fun when they took a very offensive picture wearing sombreros and ponchos, holding up signs that read, “I don’t cut grass. I smoke it” and “Will mow lawn for weed + beer.”
Although the Panhellenic Council does not condone such behavior other staff members such as Areil Coronel, president of the Penn State Latino Caucus said, “This is not a joke. This is our culture.”
While Penn State public relations director, Lisa Powers said that the Chi Omega members have expressed “deep remorse”…she went on to say:
“The students in the photo are within their First Amendment rights to express themselves in this way, although we are certainly appalled that they would display this level of insensitivity and lack of judgment. Because the right of free expression is guaranteed under the Constitution — for both behaviors we disagree with or for those that we support — we are approaching this as a teachable moment to engage this group of young women in discussions about their actions and to further educate them about diversity issues.”
Acceptable? What do you think is a proper course of action to discipline these young ladies, if any?