UC Irvine Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

asian fraternity blackface jay-zSeveral members from Lambda Theta Delta, an Asian-American fraternity at University of California, Irvine, made a video in which they danced and lip synced to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” Newsone reports.

Fifty-five seconds into the two-minute video, a man donning Blackface appears, supposedly portraying hip-hop star Jay-Z.

The fraternity’s president, Darius Obana, denies the accusations of racism, saying the person wearing Blackface in the video is a UC Irvine junior who was “just trying to be Jay-Z.” But most students interviewed over the incident did not agree with Obana’s perspective.

Obana claims the fraternity apologized for the video on its website and has reached out to the Black Student Union.

Read more at and watch the video at Newsone.

 

 

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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