Louisville President Apologizes For Wearing Sombrero | The Daily Caller
The president of the University of Louisville in Kentucky has been forced to hastily apologize after a photo emerged of him and his staff members wearing sombreros.
The mess began earlier this week, when The Courier-Journal published a picture of Louisville president James Ramsey and much of his staff bedecked with stereotypical Mexican garb, from sombreros to fake mustaches to maracas (Ramsey himself is on the bottom right, in a poncho). The picture was taken at a Halloween party hosted by Ramsey and his wife at their home.
Louisville student Olivia Krauth eviscerated Ramsey for the image in a Thursday column published in the campus paper, claiming that dressing in traditional Mexican garb was racist.
“The president of a school that prides itself in diversity opted to dress himself and his staff as a culture for Halloween,” Krauth wrote. “There’s a word for this. It’s called racism.” Krauth argued that the consequences would be severe if a fraternity were caught in the same situation Ramsey was.