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Black Yale Student Turned Away from "White Girls Only" Party


Black Yale students are charging the university's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of implementing a "White Girls Only Rule" at a recent party, The New York Post reports.



“I’d just like to take a moment to give a shoutout to the member of Yale’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter who turned away a group of girls from their party last night, explaining that admittance was on a ‘White Girls Only’ basis,” student Neema Githere posted on Facebook.



I'd just like to take a moment to give a shoutout to the member of Yale's SAE chapter who turned away a group of girls...
Posted by Neema Githere on Saturday, October 31, 2015


Yale SAE chapter president Grant Mueller, denied the accusations. “Obviously I was shocked and flabbergasted [at the idea] that anyone in SAE would even have these words come from their mouths. It’s just kind of upsetting for me because we try to be so incredibly accepting and take pride in our diversity,” Mueller told the Yale Daily News.
Although the chapter denies the claims, many students back up Githere's charge. Sofia Petros-Gouin, who was visiting Yale saw the incident occur. "A group of girls came up who were predominantly black and Hispanic," Petros-Gouin told the Washington Post.

"He held his hand up to their faces and said, 'No, we're only looking for white girls.' … He pulled a blond girl up from the bottom of the stairs—over some people—pushed her inside and said, 'We are looking for white girls only, white girls only.' No brothers corrected him or said anything."

Students are also supported the claims on Githere's Facebook post. "They turned away my group made up of all minorities last night," student Kristen Wright wrote.

Mueller said he plans to address the allegations during a forum at the Afro-American Cultural Center.

Photo: Yale Daily News

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