Every year, the Kappa Alpha Order pledges at Tulane University build a wall around their fraternity house. Those pledges than stand guard over the wall, making sure that rival fraternity members, GDIs, or other heathens don’t try and dismantle it.
However, one anonymous and genius fraternity brother decided to make this annual tradition more about Trump and politics than the fraternity and his brothers. He decided to spray paint “Make America Great” in black around the wall. You can see the result of his handiwork below.
Update–4/13/2016: There’s an update to the story we think will surprise you. Click the link below to read how Tulane and the IFC responded to the story.
[Editor’s Note: We know that this is almost an exact replica of the story that we just wrote, but it’s completely different. We promise. Also, shoutout to /r/Frat even though we saw this first on /r/The_Donald.]
Of course, it was only a matter of time before multiple minority students took offense at the statement seemingly made by an entire fraternity. Tulane student Khristyan Trejo posted an announcement to Facebook, in addition to the two photos you see above.
As part of Kappa Alpha Order’s (KA) annual tradition, the fraternity at Tulane University decided to build a wall around their house; however, this time they built a wall filled with connotations of hate and ignorance, directly mocking the experiences of Latino immigrants and workers throughout our nation. By writing “TRUMP” in large, red letters across their “wall,” KA changed what was a tradition of building a wall into a tradition of constructing a border, symbolizing separation and xenophobia. This issue not only affects Latinos but all other marginalized immigrant groups in this country.
In Trump’s own words, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best…they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” – quote from Trump’s speech announcing his presidential candidacy, June 2015
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Soon after, the actual brothers of Kappa Alpha smartly decided it was in their best interest to take the wall down. But in the midst of that deconstruction, a couple of players from the football team showed up and wound up doing all the heavy lifting on their behalf.
In the video below, you can hear one Kappa Alpha brother trying to talk to a very busy football player, while in the background you can hear another brother telling everyone to go inside so as not to cause a further scene.
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Politics or not, it’s gotten to the point that you should know something like this is going to set off minority students around your school. If you want to make a point as an individual, have at it. Deal with those consequences yourself.
But don’t bring your f*cking brothers into the mix. That’s a paddlin.