Not everyone was appeased.
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"There's no reason other than pure hate and spite that students did what they did," he said. "Dr. King had a dream but it seems that it is turning into a nightmare."
TKE's national professional staff is at ASU to begin an investigation, according to the fraternity's statement.
has suspended chapter operations, can and will take additional action against the individuals involved, and is meeting with the national TKE organization today to take further action against the chapter."
Holland, who was in Alabama with King for the famed Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, is now with the First Institutional Baptist Church Community Development Corp., which is the oldest Baptist church in Arizona.
Civil rights leaders are calling for the expulsion of members of the Arizona State University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity who planned and participated in a Martin Luther King Jr. themed party that mocked black people.
Maupin organized a news conference Tuesday outside Nike White Sneakers High Top
ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix to draw attention to what he deemed a "serious, outrageous and disgusting act of racism."
James Rund, ASU's senior vice president for educational outreach and student services, spoke with Maupin about the university's response, according to the university's statement.
"Tau Kappa Epsilon does not condone or support any actions by its members that would be defined as racist, discriminatory and/or offensive," the statement said. "It is with Nike Shoes In Black embarrassment and regret when a few individuals within our organization make decisions that do not align with the values and principles of Tau Kappa Epsilon."
The fraternity suffered a public backlash Tuesday after photos were posted over the weekend of party attendees wearing stereotypical clothing, such as baggy basketball jerseys, bandannas and baseball caps worn backward, and drinking out of watermelon cups. Students used hashtags such as blackoutformlk, ihaveadream and mlkparty to accompany their photos.
In an email statement to the Los Angeles Times, ASU officials said the fraternity, which has been on disciplinary probation since 2012, had been officially suspended.
Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Luther Holland Jr., who also spoke at the news conference, told The Times that "to allow the fraternity to continue is to allow students to make a mockery of African American people."
other members of the African American community in Phoenix were "appalled" by the incident.
Holland said students and faculty needed to be trained in how to address African Americans.
Arizona State fraternity suspended after MLK
Maupin demanded a boycott of the university's athletic program and fundraising campaign to rebuild Sun Devil Stadium.
"The party TKE held last weekend was not held on campus and was not a sanctioned university event," university officials said in a statement Tuesday. "Because of the latest incident, ASU Nike Shoes High Tops 2018
"We are willing to give diversity training if the campus or fraternity needs it," he told The Times.
"One of the most dehumanizing actions is to make a mockery of a person's race," the Rev. Jarrett Maupin told The Times. "It's unbelievable that in 2014, young, white, obviously educated individuals are partaking in these kinds of actions."
The national fraternity, founded in 1899 in Bloomington, Ill., issued a public statement apologizing for "any offensive actions that a few of our members might have participated in."
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