Twerking It Out: Controversies Across the Nation

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A “Hood Ratchet” Party for Twerkers?

Theta XI fraternity at University of Michigan? targeted basketball players, thugs, twerkers and gangsters in their “Hood Ratchet” party advertisement.  In a letter addressed to students, the university acknowledged that “the language of the invitation and theme of the party denigrated all women and African American/black identified people through racial stereotypes.”

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