You may have even pieced together, due our interest in Macalester College Athletics, that some of us attended that particular school. Some of us even earned a degree!
So it pains me to say to the underclassmen of my alma mater, You Are Taking Irony Way Too Far.
A particular costume choice by two students caught the attention of Paul Maitland-McKinley ’09, president of the student organization Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC). Maitland-McKinley learned of the party last Friday, Jan. 26, from an anonymous student who was present at the party. The costume involved one student dressing as a Ku Klux Klan member, with a second student wearing face paint to appear dark skinned. The costume also included a simulated noose, one end in the hand of the Klan-costumed member, the other end around the student with the blackface’s neck.