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Stevenson College apologizes after serving Mexican food at a space-themed event

April 18, 2015

  Stevenson College has apologized for holding a party entitled “Intergalactic” which, as you probably guessed, was space-themed. What is so offensive about a space-themed event? Apparently some students complained the event was offensive because Mexican food was served. How did these students come to that conclusion? They drew a comparison between space aliens and illegal immigration.

  Here is more:

A California college has apologized for its “insensitivity” after serving Mexican food at an official school night party whose theme, “Intergalactic,” included decorations featuring aliens from outer space.

In a letter addressed to its student body, Stevenson College – which is part of the University of California, Santa Cruz – said it received complaints from students and others within the university who were offended by the decision to serve Mexican food at the Sci-Fi party because of its perceived connection to the immigration debate.

The term “illegal aliens” is sometimes used to describe people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without documentation, but many Latinos and immigration advocates consider it pejorative.

“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,” reads the letter, which was written by Carolyn Golz, a student life administrator.

“For [the sci-fi] event, students landed on Mexican food because they weren’t sure what food would work with the intergalactic theme,” a college spokesman told Fox News. “It sounds like an honest mistake – choosing a food for college night without thinking about how it could be perceived by others. The students decided on Mexican food as they hadn’t had it yet this year. “

  I have to admit that while I would never have even thought of this connection I can see where it could be made. This case might have more legitimacy than the previous cases we have read about in the past where colleges have come under fire–see here and here for some examples–but does anyone really believe this was intentional, especially from students who have been indoctrinated into the liberal mindset their entire lives?

  I believe, as stated above, that the students simply chose Mexican food because they had not had it at any of the previous events but in today’s ubersensitive, politically correct world everything can be seen as offensive to somebody. Even liberal Hispanic Geraldo Rivera thinks this is a stretch.

“This seems a bit of a stretch,” said Geraldo Rivera on the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends on Friday morning.  “This seems like political correctness gone way too far, and now they are going to get much more inferior food at their next gala for fear of offending.”

  Mr. Rivera has finally made a point with which I agree but have no fear, the college is taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

Now, as a result of this “poor decision,” the university is requiring cultural competence training for all students interested in putting together on-campus programs as well as other safe guards that “will ensure college programs are culturally sensitive and inclusive.”

 Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    April 18, 2015 4:08 pm

    Why are insensitive racists allowed to prepare food service on college campi when racially sensitive options like the Moosh platter is there for the asking. I for one am miffed at the intolerance running rampant at our institutions of higher learning. Let’s be glad they didn’t order Chibese; the Maoists would be taking prisoners.

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  2. Kavalkade permalink
    April 18, 2015 4:08 pm

    Insanity.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dr. Jeff permalink
    April 18, 2015 5:08 pm

    …and if they’d served “American” food, they’d have been damned for excluding other cultures.

    Pat Condell has an excellent rant on Liberal hypocrisy.

    h/t Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
    http://barking-moonbat.com/


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  4. April 18, 2015 7:09 pm

    Oh for crying out loud. Not all illegal aliens are from Mexico, why did they just assume. Who’s the racist now, huh? Yeah, that’s right! 😉

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