Actually, they didn’t make Clemson grovel, Clemson chose to grovel rather than teaching the proper lesson, which is that when you live in this melting pot culture, every thing it has belongs to you, and everything you bring to the pot belongs to it. Clemson’ ethical and responsible response to two students who were “offended” by “Mexican Food Night” and students wearing sombreros should have been “Oh, grow up!”
Clemson Dining’s “Maximum Mexican” night is a regular event popular among students. However, when two students took to Twitter to protest that the “#CulturallyInsensitive” food fest was offensive, Clemson officials rushed to apologize. The university also has a Irish-themed night for St. Patrick’s Day, but it might survive because the Irish missed their opportunity to become political correctness bullies and dictators.
Another student objected to the wearing of sombreros, saying, “Our culture isn’t a costume and we will not be mocked!” Once again, the correct response from the University was “shut up, you’re embarrassing yourself, and if you can’t understand this country better than that, then you really should do some nation shopping. ”
See, Americans don’t need your permission, the government’s permission or the school’s permission to wear whatever hats we want to. I like hats, and I wear the hats I like. I have Mongolian hats, fezzes, sombreros, Native American headdresses, berets, Viking helmets, homburgs, derbies, and several Western hats. When I’m wearing them, I’m not mocking anyone. I’m making myself happy, which in this country, I have a right to do. These students and their ilk, and nobody deserves to be called “ilk” more, do not have a right to constrict my right to enjoy myself so they can pull an ethnic power play.
Oh, by the way, “Hail to the Redskins!”
Same ilk, you know.
You can read Clemson University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs’ apology for the event’s “flattened cultural view of Mexican culture”—-gag, ack, gah, yecch—if you have the stomach for it, but I’ll summarize . . Clemson accepts the unethical proposition that a single political correctness bully can obliterate free speech and common sense, and thus is in the indoctrination, not the education business. If I was at Clemson, I’d be organizing a sombrero protest.
It is this kind of crap that could make Donald Trump President. The cowardice and stupidity of Clemson and the hypocrisy of the offended students almost make me wish it would happen, just to piss them—and their ilk—off.
Pointer and Source: Res Ipsa Loquitur