Thetagate

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Thetagate

Thetagate was a spring 2014 scandal-lette. Sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta, headed for an Olympics-themed party, dressed as Mexicans (see photo at right). Spec wrote about it, including almost no context—only the Mexican-costume photos—before adding more information[1].

Naturally, statements were released by the IGC and Dean Martinez and the Chicano Caucus[2][3]. There was a bias incident team and stuff.

Then Bwog posted photos of Chicano Caucus members as Mexican stereotypes and set it against their own statement about Thetagate[4]. And Chicano Caucus released another statement[5].

Katie Baker, CC '15 and Theta president, resigned over the photos[6][7].

Turns out there were other Greek orgs involved—including Sig Ep, which was smart enough to demand upon representing no other nation than our own, and thereby escaped heat[8].

References

  1. http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/02/23/facebook-photos-show-kappa-alpha-theta-members-dressed-mexicans-other-nationalities
  2. http://columbialion.com/blog/statement-from-terry-martinez-on-the-mixer-controversy/
  3. http://bwog.com/2014/02/24/dean-martinez-responds-to-theta/
  4. http://bwog.com/2014/02/24/chicano-caucus-at-glass-house-rocks/
  5. http://columbialion.com/blog/chicano-caucus-releases-statement-on-glass-house-rocks-photos/
  6. http://columbialion.com/blog/theta-organization-website-removes-katie-barclays-name/
  7. http://bwog.com/2014/02/26/theta-president-resigns/
  8. http://columbialion.com/blog/kappa-alpha-theta-members-dress-up-as-mexican-stereotypes-for-beer-olympics/
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