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Dartmouth Greeks cancel fundraiser for cardiac care over concerns its fiesta theme was racist
http://campusreform.org ^ | april 25, 2014 | katherine timpf

Posted on 04/26/2014 7:39:04 AM PDT by lowbridge

The presidents of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at Dartmouth have canceled a fundraiser for cardiac care over concerns that the theme “Phiesta” might be offensive.

The event, planned for Saturday, invited community members to hear a band play and enjoy virgin piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris, chips and salsa, guacamole and burritos.

All proceeds would have gone toward cardiac treatments, according to an article in The Dartmouth, the official campus newspaper.

But when Daniela Hernandez ’15 heard about the event, she sent an email to complain that the theme was racially insensitive.

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Phi Delt president Taylor Catchcart said Hernandez’s concerns were worth cancelling the entire event.

“We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser,” Cathcart told The Dartmouth.

Greek members held an informal meeting to discuss insensitivity in response to the event.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: darthmouth

1 posted on 04/26/2014 7:39:04 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

“The possibility for offense” — how pansy is that? Can’t anyone have a theme party anymore? What’s next—will toga parties be found offensive to Italians and “Animal House” be banned?


2 posted on 04/26/2014 7:41:57 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: lowbridge

Pholks, it’s high time we stopped letting ONE (15 year old) WHINER’s thin skin interrupt things that are so much bigger and matter so much more than hurt feelings.

Anyone with any sense would have challenged that girl, face to face, about how her self-focused complaint would hurt so many others who counted on this fundraiser.

Disgusting PC wienies.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: lowbridge

Sensitivity training???

We don't need no stinking sensitivity training!
4 posted on 04/26/2014 7:43:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: lowbridge

America has raised its own generation of “Red Guards” just waiting for the cultural revolution to start.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: bboop

Not a 15 year old...class of 2015. Old enough to know better...


6 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bboop

The accusation that someone being a “racist” is all that the Democrats and the Democrat’s Left Stream Media need today for control a large population of people who dare to think and/or speak the same ideas as the accused “racist.”

Thus, the power of the word “racist” is valid only as long as no facts are required by the targeted population to substantiate the accusation by those who do the accusing.

If, someday, the accused is considered “innocent until proven guilty” by the facts, then the power of false accusatory words such as “racists,” “domestic terrorists” and other mind-control words will be relegated to the low level used by the school yard bullies who tried to manipulate all of us back in the day.

IOW, we, OURSELVES, allow ourselves to be manipulated because we have forgotten the words of wisdom from our early childhoods: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me! Nanny, Nanny, Boo-Boo!”

Wake up America! The Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement have long since been Won and Done!

Time to grow up America, reject the PC Word Police, mind-control, school-yard bullies of the Left!

If “We, the People,” stand for FREEDOM of speech, then insist that ALL, (especially the manipulators on The Left), listen as well as they speak!

It is time - - - time for a change.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lowbridge
Daniela Hernandez deserves to have a bar drink named after her and served all over town during Cinco de Mayo to memorialize her thin skinned idiocy.
8 posted on 04/26/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: bboop
...ONE (15 year old)...

That would be class of 2015 not 15 year old.

9 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:06 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: lowbridge

I think the proper, intellectual response to Daniela would be ‘piss off!’.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: lowbridge

Remember when “race relations” only mattered as to how MOPAR, Ford and GM folks got along at the drag strip?


11 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:37 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonianfivehundrian)
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To: lowbridge
We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser...

I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong. Political correctness and idiots seem to go together.

12 posted on 04/26/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: lowbridge

This country is finished. Slaughtered by ‘diversity’.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 7:50:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Truth29

I think the Spanish language should be banned in America. After all, they use the word “Negro,” which is highly offensive to one small part of one minority group in America.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 7:50:18 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: lowbridge

“We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser,” Cathcart told The Dartmouth.

If I didn’t know how idiotic people have become, I would have thought that was a quote from the Onion.

We’d rather not have a charity event at all, rather than hurt somebody’s feelings! Wouldn’t it be hysterical if Daniela’s parents dropped dead tomorrow of a heart attack? Oops, that’s insensitive...


15 posted on 04/26/2014 7:51:28 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Truth29
Daniela Hernandez deserves to have a bar drink named after her and served all over town during Cinco de Mayo to memorialize her thin skinned idiocy.

There's a Margarita's just south of Dartmouth College on 120. :-)

16 posted on 04/26/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lowbridge

Is Daniela Hernandez an illegal? If so, if one college student complains that she is such, will she be sent back to Mexico, but given sensitivity training about our immigration laws so she won’t offend any Americans in the future?


17 posted on 04/26/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: lowbridge

Daniela isn’t the slightest bit offended...she’s just another in a long line of female control freaks, and she is going to get away with it. Why doesn’t she go after all the Mexican-themed restaurants in the area?


18 posted on 04/26/2014 7:56:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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19 posted on 04/26/2014 7:59:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: lowbridge

They might as well just give it an Irish theme—we’re not that sensitive.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 8:01:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: lowbridge

Daniela Hernandez - 'Phiesta' Queen

21 posted on 04/26/2014 8:14:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Belushi is rolling over in his grave. This politically correct sh** would drive most rational people to need anger management.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 8:16:33 AM PDT by Cats Pajamas (“The first casualty of mainstream news is the truth.”)
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To: Liberty Valance

Looks like she could stand to lay off the tortillas and guacamole anyway.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by Cats Pajamas (Come all to America-the land of Bread and Circuses)
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To: lowbridge

So will they have to change the name of the “Fiesta Bowl” now?


24 posted on 04/26/2014 8:22:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge
It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where he crosses phone lines with what he thinks is a Chinese woman:

JERRY [is redialing] Should've talked to her; I love Chinese women.

ELAINE Isn't that a little racist?

JERRY If I like their race, how can that be racist?..

25 posted on 04/26/2014 8:29:49 AM PDT by drew
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To: rktman
Remember when “race relations” only mattered as to how MOPAR, Ford and GM folks got along at the drag strip?

Remember when a "drag strip" was a place cars raced?

26 posted on 04/26/2014 8:31:17 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Liberty Valance

¡Ay, caramba!


27 posted on 04/26/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lowbridge

Just when you think political correctness can’t get any more absurd, then an incident such as this comes along, and pushes political correctness to new absurd heights, or depths.

Isn’t a fiesta a party, a happy event, in certain cultures? Thus, isn’t it honoring such a culture, if we have a fiesta with various favorite ethnic foods?

Carried to its extreme, then we can’t have any ethnic restaurants, such as Mexican restaurants. They are offensive to Mexican Americans, according to the way this girl thinks.

Ditto Italian or any other ethnic themed places. If people like this girl get their way.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 8:37:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: lowbridge

What the phuque ??


29 posted on 04/26/2014 8:38:26 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

We used to have a neighbor at our marina who had a sailboat named....phucifino. I must’ve passed it 100 times before I looked at hubby and said I finally realized what the name of _______’s boat is. He said....duh. lol
Sorry but that’s what your post reminded me of.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 8:56:26 AM PDT by sheana
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To: lowbridge

The cancellation can be summed up with a variation of the usual Leftist mantra,

“Even if only one more person died, wouldn’t it be worth it?”


31 posted on 04/26/2014 10:19:51 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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