College Students In ‘Redface’ Slur Native Americans
More than a dozen students from Eastern Michigan University cursed Native American Nathan Phillips.
About 30 to 40 students were having a loud party in a Ypsilanti, Michigan, neighborhood when they reportedly waved over Phillips who was walking nearby (video below).
As Phillips got closer, he noticed how nearly half the students were wearing feathered headpieces and “redface.”
Phillips told 7 Action News that the students said they were honoring Native Americans, but he told them it was racist and not honoring.
Phillips recalled, “And as soon as I said ‘racist,’ it turned from honoring the Indians to, ‘Go back to the reservation, you f—— Indian, get the f— out of here.’”
Phillips also claims one of the students threw a beer can at him.
He called the police who broke up the party, but did not arrest anyone. However, officers have reportedly identified three of the partygoers.