When sponsoring or hosting an event with an “intergalactic” theme that includes the stars, planets, and the possibility of extraterrestrial aliens, don’t serve any type of Mexican food as you are going to offend Latino citizens and illegal alien invaders that crossed our borders. According to the Daily Caller, “an administrator at the University of California, Santa Cruz, issued an apology to students after some of their peers made the ‘poor decision’ to include Mexican food at a space-themed event on Tuesday.” These are college students who chose to serve Mexican food at the event because “they hadn’t yet had Mexican food for one of these events.”
However, Scott Hernandez-Jason stated in an email to the Daily Caller that “several students complained at the event and several more complained after the event” – an event attended by 450 students.
In response, an email was sent out to the students at UC Santa Cruz’s Stevenson campus by Carolyn Golz apologizing for the students’ decision. Golz stated in the email that those involved with planning the program “made a poor decision when choosing to serve a Mexican food buffet during a program that included spaceships and ‘aliens’, failing to take into account how these choices might be perceived by others.”
It takes a real stretch to be offended by serving Mexican food at an “intergalactic” fun time College Night event. But, that’s how liberal progressive leftists operate; they find offense in the most innocent of things.
Golz stated in the email, “We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and ‘aliens’ and “is so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that.”
Furthermore, Golz insisted that serving the Mexican cuisine at the event that featured extraterrestrial aliens in the theme “demonstrated a cultural insensitivity on the part of the program planners and though it was unintentional mistake, I recognize this incident caused harm within our community and negatively impacted students.”
Golz described herself as “an ally for students of color, and in particular, undocumented students” and that 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.”
Golz’s apologetic email included “information for the Student Services Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Psychological and Counseling Services and a website for individuals to ‘Report Hate’.”
So, this woman supports illegal alien invader students going to college, possibly, on the American tax-payers dime. Not only that, serving of Mexican food at “intergalactic” themed events are inappropriate, insensitive and cause “harm within” the community.
What would have happened if the students chose to serve Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, German, Japanese, Korean or any number of food that could be termed “ethnic?” Would Golz have issued the same apology if students of those ethnic groups complained? The choice was an innocent one. One could say the students were being inclusive as Mexican cuisine had not yet been featured at a College Night program event. Things would be much better if looking on the positive side instead of the negative.
What should the students have served at the event, a futuristic Soilent Green? For all anyone knows, extraterrestrial life may eat waste material, rocks, chemicals toxic to humans, or cosmic radiation. Wonder what the students would say had anything like that been on the buffet table? More than likely they would have complained about the lack of food.
Maybe students should stick to serving hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and apple pie instead of trying to be varied in their food choices so as not to “offend” anyone. That probably wouldn’t work as vegetarians would be offended at the meat on the buffet table. In fact, serving what some term “American” food might be considered “offensive” and “exclusive” to some of these overly sensitive college students. Goodness knows, you can’t serve “regional” American food as that would probably be in poor taste and offensive as well.
Golz obviously thinks this incident deserves notifying students of a website to “report hate” or she would not have included it in her email apology. Seriously? How can someone equate serving a Mexican food buffet, innocently, at an intergalactic themed fun time night for college students as hateful?
What are students to do in a “lose-lose” situation created by “sensitive” students supported by an accommodating administration? The students could cease the events all together or stop serving food at all events. Honestly, there would be no food the students could serve that someone who is overly sensitive would not find offensive.
This is what America has now become – a nation populated by over sensitive individuals finding offense in any and everything imaginable then acting like children by “telling Mommy.” Never once do these “sensitive” individuals question their reaction as inappropriate or “stretching” associations in order to “find” offense where none exists.
The bigger question that emerges is how anyone is supposed to do anything in a society where anything and everything could be construed to “offend” someone so as not to be “reported?” You can’t which means that liberty and freedom are truly lost when something as innocent as a food choice results in an apology that refers to a website for “reporting hate.” Everyone in this country is now reduced to “walking on eggshells” lest something you do offend someone else in the slightest manner. The innocent choices made could result in being reported for hate. At least, that is what is implied by UC Santa Cruz.