Penn State Sorority Is Shut Down over Photo Which Showed Members Mocking Mexicans with Fancy Dress and Offensive Signs

Damien Gayle, Daily Mail (London), February 13, 2014

A college sorority has been shut down after an photo was circulated showing members dressed in an offensive parody of Mexicans.

It showed the sisters of Chi Omega at Penn State wearing sombreros, ponchos and fake moustaches while holding up signs saying ‘will mow lawn for weed + beer’ and ‘I don’t cut grass I smoke it’.


The picture—apparently taken around Halloween 2012—came to light in December that year and sparked an immediate backlash from fellow students at the publicly funded university.

On Tuesday Chi Omega’s national organisation finally shut down its Penn State chapter, having placed it on probation when the scandal broke 14 months ago.

Sorority officials said the governing council had worked with the local chapter to keep it open but many members ‘did not adhere to the mandated requirements.’

Chi Omega national president Letitia Fulkerson said the chapter was closed because ‘concerns continue to persist.’

The organisation’s National Headquarters released a statement saying that members of its Penn State chapter, known as Nu Gamma, had ‘participated in activities that are not congruent with Chi Omega’s values and purposes.’

‘Chi Omega alumnae volunteers and Executive Headquarters staff members have worked closely with the chapter members to provide the highest level of support in order to move the chapter forward,’ the statement said.

‘However, many members did not adhere to the mandated requirements.’

The photo, which quickly spread across the internet after it found its way onto Tumblr, caused considerable outrage with the school’s Latino community.

Cesar Sanchez Lopez, vice president of Penn State’s Mexican American Student Association, said at the time the scandal first broke that the stereotypes were offensive and ‘untrue.’

Other students tacked up posters on the door of Penn State’s Fraternity and Sorority Life offices with the photo captioned with ‘Racial insensitivity—brought to you by Chi Omega’ and ‘We are racist… Chi Omega.’

The U.S. is home to the second largest community of Mexicans in the world, after Mexico itself, with more than one in 10 citizens having full or partial Mexican ancestry.

Speaking of the decision to shut down Nu Gamma, Meaghan DeMallie, president of Penn State’s Panhellenic Association, told that it was not directly because of the scandal, but also what happened after.

‘I think there’s been a disconnect between what the national headquarters’ policies are and what the culture at Penn State is,’ she said.

‘I don’t think [the photo] is the direct reason, it’s more what’s happened since then, and they may not have grown as much as the national organization wanted.’

Ms Fulkerson told ‘The decision to close a chapter is the most difficult decision to Governing Council faces.

‘The national organization has worked closely with this chapter on both education and operational directives, particularly regarding risk management and bystander behavior.

‘Unfortunately, these concerns continue to persist, and the Governing Council must close Nu Gamma Chapter for the safety of our members.’

Chi Omega was founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas. It is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with over 320,000 members and 174 collegiate chapters.

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  • NeanderthalDNA

    Oh my God…another scandal!

    Someone DO something about these evil Whites exercising their “rights” to free speech and having fun!

    This is an OUTRAGE!!!!!

  • IstvanIN

    The stereotypes are actually much worse than this, and true.

    • Correct. A similar group of genuine Mexican gals would still have mustaches, but would be short, squat, acne-scarred and pregnant.

  • D.B. Cooper

    The biggest enemies of these sororities are the unattractive girls who were not invited.
    I’ve noticed that most of these sororities that get in trouble seem to lack ugly girls.

    • Erasmus

      They’re the ones trying to shut the sororities down. You know the type: 5’3″ 200 lb. bull dykes with names like Selma who major in things like lesbian or black studies.

      • Lesbian studies?

        Don’t you mean LGBTXYZPDQLKHNBFSGD studies? It seems they add another few letters every year. I’ve got better things to do that try to keep up with them.

    • r j p

      Chi O where I went meant COw.

      • bilderbuster

        The Penn State 2012 Chi Os were anything but the Omega Moo’s & they have a sense of humor too.

  • Extropico

    This is normal behavior to mock an unwanted invasion. Completely justified and a tiny fraction of the hostility that Whites would face if we marched into Mexico City.

  • Spartacus

    I’d do something very drastic if I were one of these girls… But I’m not gonna say what, as the mods would probably delete my post for “incitment to throw acid in other people’s faces”.

    • DNA Explains It All

      That only ever happens TO WHITES GIRLS, it’s NEVER done by them.

  • sbuffalonative

    Seriously, I’m stymied why these things keep happening. Young kids are incessantly bombarded by anti-hate messages. There are about 20 girls in the photo and not one thought this was a bad idea?

    Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a problem with this. This is kind of good news because it shows that PC indoctrination is not working.

    • Charles W.

      If you compare the number of incidences like this among white youths to those among black and Hispanic youths, the disparity is amazing.

      If you work around blacks or Hispanics you will quickly realize that the bourgeoisie standards of political correctness about race, gender, sexuality, sexual harassment, etc., simply aren’t enforced against them. They do and say things at work on a daily basis that would get a white in trouble so fast his head would spin.

      It’s clear that the entire structure exists as a weapon against whites in general, and the white Christian heterosexual male in particular.

  • ncpride

    ‘I don’t think [the photo] is the direct reason, it’s more what’s happened since then, and they may not have grown as much as the national organization wanted.’

    What they mean is these girls probably remain defiant, and they just can’t get them to feel sufficiently guilty and sorry for their ‘racist’ behavior. Oh no!

    • tlk244182

      Exactly. It’s the refusal to be intimidated that really enrages progressives.

  • Tarczan

    This is good, at least 20 new racially aware whites created.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Not likely

  • Katherine McChesney

    ‘…it was not directly because of the scandal, but also what happened after.’

    I’d give my eye teeth to know ‘what happened after.’

  • dd121

    If I were twenty I’d love to meet those girls.

  • TXCriollo

    This is funny my fraternity gets a chapter shut down for making fun of blacks and my fiancée gets hers for making fun of mexicans. What a world we live in

  • JDInSanD

    “The U.S. is home to the second largest community of Mexicans in the world, after Mexico itself, with more than one in 10 citizens having full or PARTIAL Mexican ancestry.”

    Ah yes, how to exaggerate with stats. Isn’t that like saying:

    The U.S. is home to the second largest community of Whites in the world, after Europe itself, with more than 95 in 100 citizens having full or PARTIAL White ancestry.


    Mexico is home of one of the largest communities of Whites in the world with more than 9 in 10 citizens having full or PARTIAL White ancestry.

  • Charles W.

    Mexicans have no power.

    Blacks have no power.

    Ask yourself who the real power is behind this agenda.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      It’s because of Jooooz and white race traitors in high places.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    The U.S. is home to the second largest community of Mexicans in the world, after Mexico itself, with more than one in 10 citizens having full or partial Mexican ancestry.


    • D. K.

      Except, of course, that it is a lie! According to the latest census (2010), 10.3% of the resident population of the United States is of Mexican extraction. The percentage of American citizens who are of Mexican extraction is far less than that.


        “The percentage of American citizens who are of Mexican extraction is far less than that.” < Well, at least until the GOP decides to destroy the viability of this country by insisting on granting amnesty to 25 to 30 million illegal aliens. Which undoubtedly will quickly be replace by 25 to 30 million other illegal aliens who will rush across the boarder to be first in line for the next Nation murdering amnesty.

        All in the effort to assist both, their big money owners, oops, did I say owners? I meant to say donors. As well as Obama in obtaining the crown jewel of his "civil rights legacy", amnesty. Because after all, even if it were the Republicans who become the driving force behind amnesty. Which regrettably appears to be the case more and more. They can't possibly believe that they would be the ones to receive credit for it. No, absolutely not, it will be remembered as Obama's victory.

        The narrative has already been written GOP, and guess what? You, are cast as the villains, the racist White male power structure, as they say. Looking to snatch the American dream from the hands of the down trodden, for no other reason, than the color of their skin. Which leaves the role of egalitarian hero to be filled by the democrats, liberals and of course Obama. All in all, this Republican push for amnesty has been quite beneficial to their liberal opponents.

        In fact, their desire to grant amnesty to 25 to 30 million brand new welfare dependent democrat voters. Is so beneficial that the GOP will be effectively fore-fitting the possibility to ever elect a Republican President again. < You're welcome democrats, sincerely the soon to be extinct GOP.

        • D. K.

          The point of my original post, above, is that the media deliberately lie about easily refuted “facts”– and, they do that because they are acting as propagandists for the Third World invasion of the United States, and for the ultimate displacement of us native (mostly non-Hispanic White-European) Americans!

  • WR_the_realist

    That’s a funny picture. What a bunch of prissy woosies our PC overlords are.

  • r j p

    I don’t cut grass I smoke it.

  • seapeaMP

    Chi Omega, putting the Chi in Chicano. Gotta love those chicas!

    “Diversity” isn’t just a feel-good buzzword, it’s genocide.

  • Who Me?

    Oh God help us, a bunch of rich, pretty WHITE girls making fun of Mexicans! We must put a stop to this immediately! They might be more inclined to laugh at Hispanic men than have their babies! Why, they might even encourage other girls to marry White men and have White babies. We have to shut down this “hideously white” sorority of White privilege and institutional racism, RIGHT NOW!

  • Sloppo

    Perhaps the members of that shut-down chapter should start a new sorority which allows humor and doesn’t enforce the tenets of the Religion of Political Correctness.

  • tlk244182

    I know it’s nit picking but “continue to persist” is redundant. And if Mexicans dont like living in a country where sorority girls make fun of them, what’s stopping them from going home? And some of those girls look awfully brown to me, e.g. bottom row 2nd from the left, which makes me wonder how much of this is emerging racial consciousness and how much is just sorority girls making a joke they know will annoy certain people. Anyway, more power to ’em.

  • William Allingham

    i would like to tell Cesar Sanchez Lopez that of-course those stereotypes are “offensive and untrue”, first of all real life mexicans prefer cocaine (they call it “perico”, dont ask me why) rather than weed but normally they will just drink adulterated mezcal (before going to work) also they stopped using big sombreros long ago, now they use cowboy clothes or shirts with the USA or Italy’s flag (you know, monkey sees monkey does).

    by the way these women are paler and taller than mexicans so in that sense their portray was very unrealistic thus untrue..

  • tlk244182

    And no chewing gum in class, either.

  • tlk244182

    I dont want to survive, I want to revolt. I hope I’m not alone in this.

  • Dirk Diggler

    Looking at the picture I think they’re adorable. Jared Taylor should invite them to the
    upcoming American Renaissance conference in April, they would make the conference extra exciting. Hopefully they don’t succumb to the political correctness and diversity is a strength disease. I live around mexicans and that is what they do. Many have been living in the U.S. for years still do not know how to speak English much less know how to write it.

  • Greg Thomas

    Yes, thanks to our traitors in govenment refusing to enforce immigration law and deport mexican invaders.

  • 2eRep

    Why do Mexicans wear the white man’s clothes and use whitey’s inventions? Dey be raciss.

  • jackryanvb

    Such pretty gals!

    And they don’t look any more insulting than Mexico’s only Winter Olympic athlete who is the son of an aristocratic German family. He marched in to the opening ceremonies in so e ridiculous Mexican outfit, he 55 and also some kind of Mexican pop singer.

  • Erasmus

    If Latinos can wear business suits, polo shirts, chinos or skirts, then why can’t we Americans wear sombreros and serapes?

  • Korean guy

    A sorority gets shut down because the members decided to playfully wear some traditional Mexican outfits. In my eyes they are not even being disrespectful towards Mexicans in general.

    A black men punches seven white women and he is not charged with a hate crime.

  • Truth Teller

    Good for Chi Omega. Maybe White college women are not as brainwashed as I thought.