Chicago Sun Times- The University of Chicago and spokesmen for a fraternity that received boxes scrawled with a racist and homophobic slur say they are trying to find out who sent the boxes so that person can be held accountable. The prank, revealed exclusively Thursday by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, involved two mailings of empty boxes addressed to “Reggin Toggaf” at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house at 56th Street and University Avenue. Spelled backwards, the fictitious name reveals a slur on gays and a slur on African Americans. “We are obviously disappointed and offended by this apparent prank that has been pulled on our [fraternity] chapter,” said Garrett Taliaferro, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity’s regional liaison to the national headquarters. The chapter at the U. of C. has 57 members and pledges, of whom 33 are white, two African-American, 12 Asian, five Latino and five Middle Eastern, Taliaferro said.
Obviously sending packages addressed to “Nigger Faggot” spelled backwards isn’t cool, but besides the fact that whoever did this is probably kind of a racist, homophobic piece of shit you kind of have to respect their dedication. There’s normal pranks and then there’s spending the time to write out an address 79 times and paying $500 in postage to insult a bunch of minorities. I can understand why the dudes in the frat didn’t appreciate this, but they’re really butthurt over a prank that probably hurt the perpetrator more than the victims. You got a package with a couple of slurs on it. It happens. Be happy they didn’t have bombs inside and keep on keeping on. It’s not like they were targeted at a specific person. Unless one of the two black kids in the frat is actually gay because the packages were probably for him.