In the race to the bottom for the title of the Laughingstock of the Ivies, Dartmouth has leapt ahead. It’s just cancelled a fund raiser because of the complaint of a single”Mexican born,woman [sic] of color”.
This time, the fracas is over a fundraiser for cardiac care that the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority had planned to jointly sponsor, reports Campus Reform.
Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.”
As a result, the soiree, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the presidents of the respective Greek organizations.
Had the party happened, it would have included a live band as well as virgin piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris. There would also have been burritos, chips and salsa, and guacamole.
The cash raised at the event would have gone to benefit cardiac treatments.
However, Hernandez’s deep offense about racial insensitivity was enough to call it off.
The self-proclaimed “Mexican-born, United-States-raised, first-generation woman of color” declared in an angry email that “there are various problematic structures and ideologies regarding a Cinco de Mayo-inspired event,” according to Campus Reform.
Phi Delt president Taylor Cathcart explained why the Greek organizations folded.
“We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser,” he said.
Mr. Cathcart and his peers are clearly unsuitable for any employment except as human resources administrators, if they can be rolled so easily by a single feisty latina. They’re paralyzed by political correctness, shamed by their maleness, and will be soft, defenseless prey for the cynical and politically correct – the younger generation of people like myself, in other words. Too bad these kids weren’t around back in the day, because I’d be a rich man now.