Leftist use of the race card moved long ago into the realm of the absurd. Americans – specifically conservatives – are now routinely vilified as bigots based on the constantly shifting parameters of political correctness.
Just when some thought the trend could not get any more bizarre, a longstanding fundraiser among several chapters of the Pi Beta Phi sorority has now come under fire.
The event, known as the Pi Phiesta, has been labeled by some radical leftists as offensive due to the fact it includes an all-you-can-eat taco dinner.
In response to the manufactured outrage, the annual function has been completely scrapped at Dartmouth College, while members at Stanford University completely reinvented it.
Though the dinner is a consistent success and has been responsible for raising a significant amount of money for charity, activists nonetheless have expressed outrage over the entrée of choice. These protests coincide with widespread demonstrations on college campuses across the nation regarding Cinco de Mayo celebrations deemed offensive by certain students and groups.
The College Fix reported that UCLA displayed signs calling for a “racist-free Cinco de Mayo” and prohibiting the use of Spanish by those who are less than fluent.
Furthermore, North Carolina State University, which handed out chocolate moustaches in an effort to recognize the Mexican holiday was forced to apologize for what some considered an offensive gesture.
These are but two examples of unbelievable sensitivity being demonstrated at universities ostensibly designed to encourage the expression of disparate views. Instead, students are increasingly told that any action or speech outside of their school’s strictly enforced PC guidelines is unacceptable.
While St. Patrick’s Day continues to be celebrated by Americans of all heritages who, for one day, consider themselves honorary Irishmen, perpetually offended Latinos are effectively strong-arming anyone wishing to add to or take part in the festivities of Cinco de Mayo.
As The College Fix’s Jennifer Kabbany concluded, Latinos on these campuses are “whitewashing their own observance.”
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