by Jennifer Van Laar | April 18, 2015 3:11 pm
Why would liberal students cry “racism” when their college served Mexican food during Sci-Fi Night? Stevenson College in California is apologizing for their insensitivity after such an incident this week. Because obviously if you’re talking about aliens and space, and serving Mexican food, your intent is to slam illegal immigrants. Right?
Stevenson College, part of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during “Intergalactic” night.
In a letter sent out to students, the college apologized for having “a Mexican food buffet,” while also featuring spaceships and aliens. The college received complaints saying the combination was racist because of the association between Mexicans and illegal immigrants.
“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,” wrote Carolyn Golz.
After receiving complaints, Dr. Golz said that the event “demonstrated a cultural insensitivity on the part of the program planners and, though it was an unintentional mistake, I recognize that this incident caused harm within our community and negatively impacted students.”
As a result, Dr. Golz “will require cultural competence training for Programs staff, in addition to implementing mechanisms for future program planning that will ensure college programs are culturally sensitive and inclusive.”
In the letter, Dr. Golz then assures students that she is “an ally for students of color and, in particular, undocumented students.” Further, she is “committed to ensuring that student life staff receive the training necessary to make sure that this type of incident does not happen again at Stevenson.”
“I am working closing with Donnae Smith, Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion for Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) to continue to increase the cultural intelligence (CQ) of our staff,” she continues.
Dr. Golz then encourages students to report “hate” to http://reporthate.ucsc.edu/ to cut down on insensitive events like Intergalactic night.
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade reports on the incident in the video below, noting that the school served potatoes during Harry Potter night, and there is no connection between Harry Potter and potatoes, so there is no pattern of tying food choices to the theme. Perhaps these college students can publish a definitive guide to avoid doing something racist, so we can avoid these tragedies in the future.
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