Cal Poly students demand action after fraternity's blackface photo

Posted at 7:02 PM, Apr 10, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Students at California Polytechnic State University are demanding action after a social media post showed a fraternity member in blackface.  

The outrage came after a photo surfaced showing members of the fraternity throwing gang signs while dressed as gangster stereotypes, according to The Tribune.

A photo later surfaced showing a fraternity member in blackface. The Instagram account that posted the photo has since been deleted.

Late Monday afternoon, the dean of students announced that the fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, had been placed on interim suspension.

The fraternity said in a statement to the school's newspaper that it is sorry "for failing to recognize the racial impacts this brought forth."