If you’re a non-chosen person living in a town with a high population of Jewish people (read: an affluent area) you probably absolutely love the high holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Why? Because Jewish holidays are inexplicably long, so you get out of school, everything is still open, and you have no obligation to break matzah with your great aunt Ethel. (Matzah is for Passover, you ignoramus, but the point stands: no Ethel.) As many of you may know, Yom Kippur just came to a close this Saturday. Students at Emory University in Atlanta had a sick way of celebrating.
Some unknown person or people took their anti-semitism out on the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a historically Jewish fraternity, Sunday night when they spray painted swastikas on the front of the house. This is literally a beyond disgusting hate crime. And after they gave you days off from school for all those years? Get with the program, Emory.
The fraternity released its official statement to Business Insider:
We are outraged at the insensitive display of prejudice that occurred at the Alpha Epsilon Pi house at Emory University. We are working alongside Emory to ensure that intolerable acts of hate, such as this, will never occur again. We are thankful for the community around us that has shown tremendous support throughout this time.
This all follows a similar incident, when, just a month ago, someone painted swastikas on Emory’s campus library. Emory police are still investigating and the university expressed its extreme remorse via email to its student body, which assured everyone that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
It’s sad to say that this is not the first time Total Sorority Move has reported on hate crimes–specifically those against traditionally Jewish organizations. Last year, someone painted swastikas on the cars of members of Beta Sigma Beta and Delta Sigma Phi, historically Jewish fraternities, at Penn State.
What the hell, people? One love.
[via Business Insider]
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