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Students, Community Members Rally Against Racism
October 31, 2006
More than 300 students and community members rallied on the Quad to protest the October 5, 2006 "Tacos and Tequila" party by the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority where students dressed in stereotypical "Mexican" dress and brown-face.
A diverse coalition of students of color organized the rally because of the lack of response from the administration as well as the overall climate of intimidation for under represented students. Many of the speakers at the rally also made connections between the hostile campus climate and the board of trustees' promotion of the "chief" mascot.