Cal State Sorority Dresses Up As Cholas

by Yesha Callahan
Cal State Sorority Dresses Up As Cholas: University Is Offended

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Some students at Cal State San Marcos are outraged after a sorority member posted pictures on Instagram that show sorority sisters dressed up like Latina gang members.

“They have no notion or understanding of the ramifications these pictures can create,” said Margarita Uribe. “We don’t feel safe. We feel a constant ridicule or mockery of our culture.  We, as students, as Latina, Latino students, we hold a certain privilege that we’re here on this campus, that we’re able to have a higher education access, but the communities that we leave behind, they don’t have the same kind of access that we do, so for us to see the mockery of certain cultures that we co-exist with on the daily, it triggers… it brings something to mind like, ‘Wow, we really don’t matter.’”

The pictures have been pulled off the page where they were posted by a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The sorority president has apologized, saying they meant no harm when sorority sisters wore the costumes at a retreat.

A spokesperson for CSU San Marcos said no disciplinary action will be taken against the sorority, but that extra diversity training will soon be offered to all students, especially incoming freshmen.

  • MommieDearest

    This is not only insensitive, but very dangerous. WHY would anyone want to impersonate and mock gang members? GANG members, people!!! If so inclined, they can easily track these dumb-azz white chicks down and handle them.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    clearly, they need to increase the course work at the schools in cali….

  • http://sapphiresandsisters.wordpress.com sapphiresandsisters

    White people think they are so ‘DOPE’ and ‘COOL’ when they do dumb ish like this. #fools
    They love to mock people of color when in all actuality, they get and have gotten for years, most of their culture from us. LOL, smh.

  • BeanBean

    If they wanted to dress up as gang members so bad they could’ve dressed up as white ones. There’s no excuse to make fun of another culture, it’s plain stupid. Dang white people must be losing power fast, as the rate they’re losing their dang minds.

  • sixfoota

    The thing about these kinds of things is it’s not going to change. I’m not saying don’t make a fuss about it, because ultimately that’s up to you. What I *AM* saying is don’t be shocked. Sure, they’ll reprimand these girls today but next week it’ll be some girls at another campus direspecting anothing race or culture. White people will be white people. Period. I don’t care if they preach to the high heavens about how liberal they are – they will show you that you’re black & they’re white. I, personally, ignore it all bc it will NEVER end. I’d rather worry about my community & let these white folks do what they do, say what they say & feel how they feel. A forced apology won’t change any of the aforementioned.

  • JS

    Latino gangs do not play either. I would be seriously concerned for my life if I were these chicks. It’s amazing how some people actually get into college when they act straight DUMB.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Agreed! And people say college is filled with smart people…I beg to differ.

  • Nicole

    These types of events have been in the media a lot lately, and I’m so sick of this crap! I went to a predominantly white college with a bunch of white sororities and fraternities doing costumed events all the time. I’ve seen them all. TV show and movie characters, different decades, sports, you name it! There is absolutely NO REASON to portray yourself as another race. NONE! There are a million and one other costume ideas. The fact that you skipped over all of them and said to yourself “I think I’ll dress up as a Latina gang member! Yeah, that’ll be fun!” says so much about your character….or, in this case, lack thereof.

  • VatoLoco

    why are americans so racist and stupid? and im not talking about those white girls tho, im talking about you ppl, the blacks, asians and “latinos” americans. what would those dumbasses americans that got outraged over this would think of white mexicans that would dress as vatos? oh its not ok cuz its an american thats doing it? SMFH. grow out of your racism.

  • Simone L

    If I were an asshole passing by them, I’d fake a phone conversation with my homegirl “Lupe” and tell her to bring her girls so they can see these chicks making fun of them. Then I’d fake taking photos. Make em think twice.

  • Simone L

    “It’ll be fun” said no one ever. smh. true indeed.

  • xris

    I wonder why people like you ever decide to post on any public forum. You sit there and attempt to disrespect others when all you are really doing is proving your stupidity and ignorance. If you had any sense what so ever you would avoid posting because you seem to lack any knowledge of the English language. Your grammatical errors gave me a headache while I tried to decipher what your ridiculous message was trying to say. In my eyes the only dumbass here is you!

  • xris

    Learn to write properly before attempting to ridicule anyone. You are the only dumbass here.

  • talaktochoba

    perhaps these sisters can complete their sensitivity training in a barrio;

    on second thought, nah–it is kinda hard to contemplate the deeper meaning to college education strapped to a gurney in ICU…

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