by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
We reported multiple stories of Hispanics forcing the cancellation of Cinco de Mayo-themed parties and/or fundraisers this month, calling them “racist.” But this story is even more ridiculous.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota was going to celebrate the end of the school year with a “hump day” event modeled after the popular GEICO commercial which has a camel walking through an office asking, “Guess what day it is?“
But the event, which was to feature a live camel, was canceled after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.
You heard right. This was seemingly benign event, “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with the camel. But other students were upset about it.
Per Campus Reform, “The complaining students said they were concerned that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures. The Facebook group called ‘Protest Hump DAAAAAAY!’ had more than 100 RSVP’d attendees before it was deleted on Wednesday.”
RHA President Lindsay Goodwin added this statement to the group’s Facebook page:
RHA’s goal in programming is to bring residents together in a fun and safe environment where all people can enjoy themselves. It appears however, this program is dividing people and would make for an uncomfortable and possibly unsafe environment for everyone attending or providing the program. As a result, RHA has decided to cancel the event. We are sorry to the students who brought forward the idea and to those students who were supportive of the program. We look forward to seeing all of you at future RHA events. –Lindsay Goodwin, Current RHA President Goodwin declined to comment any further to Campus Reform other than to clarify that there were no expenses spent or lost on the event.
Unsafe? How so? Is that because Minnesota’s rapidly increasing Muslim population has been fueled by tens of thousands of Somali refugees — hundreds of who who have later trained for terror at Al Queda camps? So we can expect similar faux “outrages” any time these aggrieved Muslims complain, as we see in Dearborn, Michigan on nearly a weekly basis.
Reaction this is absurdity was swift on Twitter:
Wait, campus lefties, you see a a camel, automatically think of an ethnic group, and then you say _other people_ are racist?
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 16, 2014
Will the president be calling Quasimodo over the insensitivity of the Hump-Day camel on campus?… Wait – racist against MUSLIMS??
— Leslie (@LADowd) May 16, 2014
The fact that you even think having a Hump Day event with a camel is racist, is kinda racist.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 16, 2014
You're getting the story wrong. This didn't happen because having a camel is racist. It's because camels are racist. They hate hispanics.
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 16, 2014