The following story reads as if Rush Limbaugh and George Carlin got drunk and became the head writers at Saturday Night Live, which, according to the first two episodes of SNL, would be a massive improvement.
You love tacos, I love tacos. EVERYONE LOVES TACOS! Hell, Taco Bell serves over 2 billion customers a year and has over 8500 stores worldwide. Tacos are so loved, that at Clemson University,’Maximum Mexican” night, has become a student favorite over the last several years.
That’s of course until 2 student decided to complain on Twitter at the school’s decision to host such a “#CUlturallyInsensitive” event.
Clemson senior Austin Pendergist told Campus Reformhe felt the post-event uproar was “ridiculous.”
“This is something that Clemson Dining has done for years without any sort of backlash. People love the cultural nights in the dining halls,” Pendergist said. “What’s next? Are they going to take away all potato based food as to not offend students from Irish decent? Remove the stir fry station so Asian-American students don’t feel as if they are being misrepresented? When does it end?”
So of course, the sensible next step is to is to not have a next step and ignore 2 students out of thousands who thoroughly enjoy their Max-Mex nights right? OF COURSE NOT.
Dr. Doug Hallenbeck, Clemson University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs apologized for the event’s “flattened cultural view of Mexican culture.”
“It is the mission of University Housing & Dining to create supportive and challenging environments that enrich and nourish lives. We failed to live out our mission yesterday, and we sincerely apologize,” Hallenbeck said.
Hallenbeck went on to promise that the university “will continue to work closely with [its] food service provider to create dining programs that align with Clemson University’s core values.”
The university posted similar apologies through the Clemson Dining Services Facebook and Twitterpages. The apologies came after students complained that the Mexican-themed event was offensive.
Bill Maher has dedicated quite a few segments on Real Time recently on the death of free speech and free thought on college campuses. South Park opened its season this year with an episode dedicated to the ultra political correctness in schools, including the new and tyrannical Principle PC, who’s swift justice crushes thought with a vengeance.
Hellenbeck is Clemson’s Principle PC and he has sentenced your racist, xenophobic taste buds to banishment!