Brutality: Students menaced by party with tiny sombreros; safe space set up

Brutality: Students menaced by party with tiny sombreros; safe space set up
Unsafe at any size. (Image: MostlyCatsMostly (mostlycatsmostly.tumblr.com) via College Humor)

[Ed. – The humanity.]

All is not well at Bowdoin, where two members of the student government [are] up for impeachment and others are looking for new quarters after being booted out of their dormitories. By now you can probably guess that this didn’t involve any sort of homicide or terrorist plot or even a robbery. No, the school has gone off the rails because of a tequila themed birthday party where some students wore tiny sombreros. (Washington Post)

Two weeks ago, some students threw a birthday party for a friend. The email invitation read: “the theme is tequila, so do with that what you may. We’re not saying it’s a fiesta, but we’re also not not saying that :).” …

Those “other things” included the miniature sombreros, several inches in diameter. And when photos of attendees wearing those mini-sombreros showed up on social media, students and administrators went ballistic.

College administrators sent multiple schoolwide emails notifying the students about an “investigation” into a possible “act of ethnic stereotyping.”

Partygoers ultimately were reprimanded or placed on “social probation,” and the hosts have been kicked out of their dorm, according to friends.

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