University of California's Stevenson College is apologising to its students for serving Mexican food during a science fiction event. In a letter sent out to students, the college apologised 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.
After receiving complaints, Dr Carolyn Golz said that the event “demonstrated a cultural insensitivity on the part of the programme planners and, though it was an unintentional mistake, I recognise that this incident caused harm within our community and negatively impacted students.”
At this point, bear in mind that several students, our fearless intellectuals of tomorrow, have felt a need to publicly articulate some version of the following, rather staggering idea: “Dear Sir or Madam, I have been negatively impacted by your insensitive buffet.”
FFS, Stevenson College needs to get a grip. They're grooming pretentious, coddled twits with specialized degrees in creating drama for the sole purpose of whinging about it.
Oh yeah - college students at a free buffet? They ate before they bitched.