Phi Delta Theta’s Confederate Heritage
I pledged a fraternity in college and did a number of stupid things that to this day surprise me as to the level of irresponsibility achieved. Such occurrences are inevitable when you put a bunch of young men together in a house away from home. But this story out of the University of Pennsylvania ought not to be brushed off as simply one of those moments of youthful exuberance and irresponsibility.
Penn’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta should be forced by the administration and their fraternity’s national organization to explain why their Christmas card includes a black blow-up sex doll and photographs of Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart in the background. It is no accident that these photographs were included. Exactly what message was intended by this organization? I want to see some responsibility taken by this fraternity that goes beyond the standard apology.
This fraternity ought to be suspended until it offers an explanation.