TEMPE, AZ - An Arizona civil rights activist is rescinding his call for Arizona State University to expel members of a fraternity chapter who attended a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Jan. 19 party reportedly had racist stereotypes and offensive costumes.
University officials notified Tau Kappa Epsilon last week that its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU was being permanently revoked for violating the school's student code of conduct.
TKE's national organization says only 16 of 125 chapter members attended the event.
The Rev. Jarrett Maupin had called the party "a raucous, racist rally" and called on the school to expel all students involved.
But on Monday, Maupin issued a statement rescinding his expulsion demand, saying he wants second chances for all of the students involved: