Fraternities at Millikin University in Illinois have been cautioned that individuals can no longer use face paint for an upcoming traditional event, or they may get themselves punished for taking part in “cultural appropriation.”
Traditionally, Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and several other frats at Millikin to paint their faces and bodies with the colors that represent their houses amid their yearly Plunge/Bid Day event. TKE's colors, for instance, are red and grey.
Be that as it may, this year, according to a letter from Millikin's Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) obtained by Campus Reform, TKE individuals have been cautioned against the face-painting and dressing up in light of the fact that it can be disrespectful to other cultures.
“Members of [TKE] are prohibited from wearing black and red paint, wigs/and or clothing items that mimic or depict an ethnicity or culture,” the letter by OISE Greek Advisor Nicole Rowlett says. “Failure to co