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Arizona State fraternity suspended after mocking blacks at MLK party

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Arizona State fraternity suspended after mocking blacks at MLK party

By Jessica Janner. CREATED Jan 22, 2014

A fraternity at Arizona State University is being investigated after celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. The problem is the way they celebrated.

The fraternity invited students to what they called a Black Party. School officials have suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's chapter while they investigate.

Photographs from the party appeared online and began making the rounds. Students dressed as racial stereotypes, wearing items such as baggy basketball jerseys, bandannas and baseball caps worn backwards.

They also drank out of watermelon cups and darkened their skin.

The photos were hash tagged #HOOD, #MYBOYMARTIN, #KILLEM and #IHAVEADREAM.

The party was not held on campus and was not a sanctioned university event, according to university officials.

Civil rights leaders in the area are calling for the expulsion of the students involved, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The fraternity's national chapter is also taking action. They have issued a statement about the incident.

Students are not happy that this is how their school is now becoming known.

This isn't the first time that TKE has been in trouble. The group was just reinstated in December after it was suspended by ASU for a brawl and other violations.