Tulane Fraternity Sparks Controversy After Constructing Wall Tagged With Trump Slogan

15:52 April 14, 2016
By: Staff

On April 7, the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Tulane carried out their annual tradition of constructing a wall around the premises of its property, but the prevalent message was written across this year’s barricade stirred up much controversy.  “Trump” and the slogan “Make America great again” was spray-painted on the wall of sandbags surrounding the off-campus fraternity house.  Following backlash and protest from the majority of Tulane students, the leadership of the chapter publicly stated that the reference to the GOP presidential candidate was satirical.  “The comment was written on a makeshift wall on our private property… to mock the ideologies of a presidential candidate” stated Jesse Lyons, the fraternity’s national executive director for advancement.  Despite the public announcement, students still found the remark offensive, and the wall was later dismantled by Tulane football players.

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