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Fraternity Suspended for Racially Insensitive Party

March 4, 2006 - Posted at 12:51 p.m. CST

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) _ A fraternity at Central Missouri State

University has been suspended for hosting a ``racially

insensitive'' party around Martin Luther King Junior Day.

A university investigation found that the January event, called

a ``chicken and beer'' party, at the Alpha Kappa Lambda's housing

complex mocked the national King holiday. Newspaper reports say

people at the party wore doo-rags and baggy pants and then drank

beer from 40-ounce bottles and ate fried chicken.

The fraternity's national headquarters suspended it Thursday and

is taking steps to cancel the chapter's charter.

Suspension means that the fraternity can't participate in campus

events as a social organization and no longer has access to campus

funds.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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