I pride myself on being someone on the left who’s not afraid to call out those on “my side” whenever they’re being completely and utterly idiotic – especially when it comes to the often ludicrous, overly sensitive politically correct wing that seems determined to bitch and whine about damn near anything.
Take for instance a story that Aurelius at The Pundit Press exposed showing possibly the most absurd example of political correctness run amok I’ve ever witnessed.
You see, Stevenson College (which is part of the University of California, Santa Cruz) had to apologize for making the “egregious” move of – wait for it – serving Mexican food during “intergalactic night.”
Apparently, some found it “highly offensive” that the university would serve Mexican food on “intergalactic night,” as they felt this was a slap in the face to undocumented immigrants who are often referred to as “illegal aliens.”
Are you freaking kidding me? Who in the hell even makes that kind of connection? What kind of whiny, looking-to-be-fake-outraged-at-any-damn-thing-they-can-find people are these clowns?
What sort of miserable existence does someone have to live in where they’re so ultra-sensitive and uptight that they would go to “intergalactic night,” see Mexican food, then storm off in protest because they found it to be offensive and insensitive?
The fact that the university apologized for this ticks me off even more:
“We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and “aliens” and I am so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that.”
What the university should really be apologizing for is the fact that they actually issued an apology to the PC Police who were “offended” by this. The fact that they let these people “win” is what’s offensive, not their choice of food on a particular themed night.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the likely reason why the university didn’t want to make a “connection between individuals of Latino heritage” and serving Mexican food at “intergalactic night” is because no sane or rational person would ever make a “racist” connection between the two.
This is the sort of nonsense I talk about when I say that sometimes I do agree with conservatives; there are times that liberals are far too quick to play the race card. Not that these people make up the majority, but there are more than enough of them out there that need to be called out for crying racism, when nothing even remotely racist occurred. When we’re at a point to where a university is having to apologize following the accusations by some who claimed they were being racist when they dared to serve Mexican food on a night where they were showing science fiction movies – that’s about as absurd as you can possibly get.
But the truth is, when these people pull this kind of outrageous nonsense, it does a horrendous disservice to those in this country who are enduring actual racism. Find something worthwhile to voice outrage about instead of making something out of nothing, because this kind of crap is absolutely embarrassing and downright shameful.
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