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Elspeth
02-22-2016, 04:45 PM
Unlike, "theme" parties, hazings actually kill people. Alpha Phi Alpha is one of the oldest Black frats: http://www.apa1906.net/history

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2016/02/20/authorities-investigate-possible-hazing-death-new-york-college-student/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1455984078023.jpg?ve=1&tl=1


Authorities investigate possible hazing death of New York college student
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/20/authorities-investigate-possible-hazing-death-new-york-college-student.html

Authorities in upstate New York are investigating the death of a college student who may have suffered injuries from a possible off-campus fraternity hazing incident, according to the Buffalo News.

Bradley Doyley, 21, a student at Buffalo State College, died Thursday at Buffalo General Medical Center, after falling ill with an unexplained sickness last month, the paper reported Friday. He became ill while pledging to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Students told the News Doyley may have been made to drink a toxic brew that led to his illness. The cause of death has not been determined.

“I was in the weight room and heard he was pledging and was made to drink some type of toxic substance,” football player Dametrius Brown told the paper. “I keep hearing different stories. First it was detergent, then some said sewer water.”

Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced the suspension of the fraternity on Friday following the death of Doyley. The fraternity was also suspended by its national governing body.

“Buffalo State College is aware of and continues to support the City of Buffalo Police Department’s investigation into an allegation of hazing involving Alpha Phi Alpha and Bradley Doyley at an off-campus location. While the investigation is conducted, the campus chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has been suspended by both the college and the fraternity’s national governing body,” Conway-Turner said in a statement.

Doyley, of Brooklyn, was a former member of the college's basketball team and was set to graduate in the spring.

“He had great spirit,” head coach Fajiri Ansari said. “We still considered him part of our family. He was a great teammate.”

Alpha Phi Alpha declined to comment on the allegations, but told the Buffalo News in a statement that the fraternity strictly prohibits any illegal acts, including hazing and the fraternity is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

noonwitch
02-22-2016, 05:23 PM
I wonder if they still brand their initiates? One of the reasons when I was in college that the black and white Pan-hellenic councils were separate was because the white organization specifically banned practices like that (although doing shots of Jack in a funnel was okay).

Elspeth
02-22-2016, 05:31 PM
I wonder if they still brand their initiates? One of the reasons when I was in college that the black and white Pan-hellenic councils were separate was because the white organization specifically banned practices like that (although doing shots of Jack in a funnel was okay).

The Atlantic has a good article on Black Frats:
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/03/the-hazing-problem-at-black-fraternities/284452/

....But there are different symptoms that indicate the same dark power or force exists in black groups, one that also creates tragic problems. It invades undergraduates who have been members of a group for a year or two, and miraculously overnight are the authorities on their group and how one should become a member. Their national leaders, scholars, lawyers, and experts, all who say don’t haze, have no credibility with these young geniuses.

And so they employ an “old school” approach to hazing, and I mean old, as in 1800s when all college students had few resources, so the upperclassmen physically punished freshmen during that first year. In 2014 alone, black fraternity members were arrested at the University of Central Arkansas for paddling and being pelted with raw eggs. Six members of another black fraternity (my fraternity) were arrested for paddling that sent one student to the hospital for a month. And at the University of Georgia, 11 black fraternity members were arrested after allegedly lining up potential new members along a wall and striking them.

They all must know hazing is illegal. They must know it is against their respective fraternity and campus policies. They must know that if caught there could be harsh sanctions, including legal ones. And year after year, they beat people.

Hazing is the dark side of the force, if you will. For social fraternities, it’s Count Dooku, using Jedi mind tricks to have pledges drink themselves to death. For black groups, it’s Darth Maul, a brawler physically punishing pledges.....

Dlr Pyro
02-22-2016, 06:26 PM
so can we expect to see the BLM crowd along with a bunch of SJWs protesting the alpha phi alpha organization and it's callous and reckless disregard for the lives of young black men? Perhaps a descent decree that mandates federal oversight of the fraternity would be in order.

Elspeth
02-22-2016, 07:10 PM
so can we expect to see the BLM crowd along with a bunch of SJWs protesting the alpha phi alpha organization and it's callous and reckless disregard for the lives of young black men? Perhaps a descent decree that mandates federal oversight of the fraternity would be in order.

Dream on....