Racist sorority photo gets Penn State's Chi Omega in trouble
The women in the Penn State sorority Chi Omega have found themselves in some serious trouble after holding a "Mexican-themed" party that has been deemed racist. The organization is now facing an investigation after posting an image from the gathering to social media.
In the photo, the college students were seen wearing sombreros and mustaches and holding signs that read, "Will mow lawn for weed + beer" and "I don't cut grass I smoke it." The women were identified because they were tagged in the photo after it was posted to Facebook, Onward State reports. Jessica Riccardi, the Chi Omega chapter head, has issued an apology on behalf of the sorority.
"Our chapter of Chi Omega sincerely apologizes for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes. The picture in question does not support any of Chi Omega's values or reflect what the organization aspires to be," she writes.