‘This a joke?’ College ‘camel fiasco’ sparks mockery of PC cops, exposes real racists

http://twitter.com/#!/SooperMexican/status/467319930636214272

Well, kids, it’s come to this:

http://twitter.com/#!/Chet_Cannon/status/467321031825174528
http://twitter.com/#!/TheBrandonMorse/status/467318168851984384

Nope. It’s not a joke:

Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.

The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.

But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisBarnhart/status/467320153932169216
http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/467321957092843520

When looking at a camel:
Normal reaction: HUMP DAAAAY

Liberal Reaction: Muslims!— Savannah the Bossy (@thesavvy) May 16, 2014

For what it’s worth, the student who planned it is really, really sorry, you guys. She doesn’t ever want something she’s “apart of to be offensive to anyone for any reason.”

http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/467319432285802496

From the college’s Residence Hall Association’s Facebook page:

camel planner girl

Oh well. If we’ve got to subject ourselves to colossal stupidity …

http://twitter.com/#!/Will_Antonin/status/467319783654838273

We might as well have some fun with it:

http://twitter.com/#!/StephenGutowski/status/467317884751204352
http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/467318715449896960
http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/467320223818055682
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/467321941406126080

Hey, speaking of presidents, the college might want to send a rep to the White House for a sensitivity training session:

http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/467332786316410880

Biden camel gif

Whoops!

http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/467323473010782208
http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisBarnhart/status/467322700881354753
http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisBarnhart/status/467324754664243201

But why stop at camels? The entire animal kingdom is a hotbed of bigotry. Consider these notorious racists:

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/467319813023363074

We’ve obviously got a lot to think about. This, on the other hand, we wish we’d never seen:

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonBWhitman/status/467318471777206272

Shudder.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/16/is-this-a-joke-college-camel-fiasco-sparks-mockery-of-pc-cops-exposes-real-racists/

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