From “Chicks on the Right”
Written by Mockarena
I swear, some people need to be throat-punched.
According to this, a philanthropic event being jointly sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma and Zeta Beta Tau at Northwestern University has been cancelled because some progressive morons think it’s racist.
Have you ever participated in one of those fake jail charity things – where, for example, you’re fake arrested and fake held prisoner in a fake jail until your friends/family donate real money to secure your fake release, and then the real money goes towards a charity? They’re quite common, actually. It’s a cute way to get people to donate to a cause, and it’s all in good fun, and charities get money, and everyone’s happy.
That’s what the folks at Northwestern were trying to do, and the funds raised were to be donated to Reading Is Fundamental, a non-profit child literacy organization.
But nooooooooooo. The Perpetually Offended Brigade decided that the event was racist.
One student wrote “You’re employing aspects, the orange jumpsuits, of an oppressive system that operates as a massive emcumbrance [sic] to the lives and literacy rates of black and brown children in these ‘underprivileged’ areas.”
A kid named Ajay Nadig, a sophomore, wrote a letter to the editor complaining that the event was offensive to racial minorities and economically disadvantaged groups. He explained further on his facebook page:
This is the kind of nonsense that campuses are dealing with now. Shutting down charitable events because someone might be offended by something. I am so sick of everything being interpreted as racist or offensive by people who have nothing better to do than manufacture faux outrage. People like this probably well-intentioned sophomore are systematically ruining any chance this country has of staying free. That may sound like an overstatement, but that’s the effect of political correctness – it stifles free speech. Period.
Everyone’s gotten so freaking sensitive, that good deeds like the event Greek houses were trying to host are being shut down. And who is hurt by that? CHARITIES.
So way to go, Ajay. Way. To. Go.
In Ajay’s letter to the editor, he wrote, “[T]he fact that a group of wealthy Northwestern students are ‘playacting’ at being prisoners (most of whom are poor) is a blatant belittling of the realities of mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex.” This is what he Actually Thinks, you guys. That the Greek system needs to be “more aware of the racial undertones of their events.”
NO. What needs to happen is that clowns like Ajay need to CALM THE F*CK DOWN and not read race into absolutely everything. Intent DOES matter. It matters a lot, actually.
But Ajay disagrees. He says, “It falls upon Greek life to be extra cognizant, not upon others to have thicker skins.” What a load of crap. Do these people not realize what will happen to our society if this kind of nonsense persists? People will stop communicating with one another altogether, for fear of being labeled racist or politically incorrect or insensitive or whatever. People will be so afraid of offending someone that they simply will stay quiet. It’s ABSURD. It’s the most insidious way that progressives are changing the landscape at American universities. And it is, without question, a threat to free speech.