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Off-Campus ‘Ghetto Party’ Condemned by Fairfield University

New York Times

February 25, 2016


A “ghetto”-themed party hosted off campus by students over the weekend set off a wave of discussion about race and a lack of diversity at Fairfield University, a mostly white Roman Catholic institution here.  University officials learned about the party from photos and posts that spread widely on social media, claiming that students had worn brown makeup and “perpetuated racial stereotypes that have no place in our community,” according to a statement from the university president, the Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx.