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Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:12 PM EDT

Members of UC Irvine's Asian-American fraternity Lambda Theta Delta put their racial ignorance on display last week when they released [a video](http://youtu.be/4bEz9RTsie8) of a student wearing blackface. The college community, which caught wind of the video this week when a YouTube user reuploaded the deleted video, is predictably outraged. The video includes four Asian-American men dancing to Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" to promote the spring induction of the fraternity's new recruits. One man in blackface plays the part of Jay-Z. It is the very definition of bad taste. I watched as much of it as I could stomach and cringed during the worst of it. With their racist antics LTD is carrying on the [long](http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/02/usc_frat_planned_a_racist_rager_b...) and [horrid](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/02/noose_found_in_ucsd_library_and_t...) tradition of [campus racism](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/09/at_towson_univ_a_white_student_ma...), which is its own genre of racial antagonism. C. Richard King and David Leonard broke down the history of college goers partying in blackface in the pages of Colorlines--[in 2007](http://www.colorlines.com/archives/2007/10/the_rise_of_the_ghettofabulou...). King and Leonard describe the "ghetto fabulous" parties of yore as a reactionary aggression toward demands for "political correctness"--but what's going on seems to be just as much the result of endemic racial ignorance.