Report EventI advise you to listen to Uprising by Muse while reading the following (or knights of cydonia urcall wutev):Recently, the UC Council of Provosts, several students, legislators, and the media, have allpublicly condemned the recent PIKE-sponsored "Compton Cookout".The FACEBOOK EVENT page for the party is what started this horrendously misguided call toarms, and has people ignorantly shouting racism, intolerance, hate, and that this party invitationwas "a mockery of black history month".As I have facilitated and attended hundreds of parties associated with UCSD students, I havenever been to a party that was not a mockery of something. Additionally, parties are an innocentoutlet for any kind of stress, and an arbitrary theme, satirizing some aspect of our cultures, isextremely commonplace for college parties. On Cinco de Mayo, we have parties making fun of Mexicans; on Veterens day, we make fun of veterans (yes, the same veterans who uphold ourrights to free speech); on St. Patrick’s Day we make fun of the Irish. Everyone gets made fun of out of jest now, not hate.This is not an issue of black or white. As a UCSD student, and even though I was not at this party,it is obvious to me that NO ONE INVOLVED IN THAT PARTY WAS PREACHING HATE, and when weobserve the public reaction, it feels as if we are watching a bunch of children hurling canned PCresponses at Stephen Colbert for being o
ensively conservative. DUH!This is barely even an issue of free speech, because, like I said, no ideals were being preached, just passively and innocently mocked for the sake of having an excuse to eat delicious friedchicken and watermelon and drink malt liquor, which are all awesome things.The inane email sent out to all UCSD students about this mentions that “thinking members of ourcommunity” should feel insulted, and despite the fact that said email was sent purely to save faceand to appease the social requirement for a puritan display of delusionally misplacedcompassion, as thinking members of the community, we should all be insulted at this overtassault on the civil rights of these students to free speech. If you truly care about civil rights, andyou don’t just want to preach intolerance to cultural satire, then come to this party in honor of your favorite cultural stereotype to satirize and show these IDIOTS that intolerance is so 20thcentury, but coming together peaceably for the purpose of fun and unity is still very much instyle.So come get crunk with yo Peoplez, roll through with the Vatos, Crackers bring your favoritesister, get sandy with the Arabs, get Chinky with some saki bombs, throw up your fauxhawk withthe Douchebags, get piss drunk with the Irish, come soaked in cologne with the Ginnys, bringsome cheap wine with your Jew homies, get stupid like the Polish, pound vodka with your Russianfriends, love humanity and embrace cultural di
erences through satire.Don’t let ignorance and stupidity get in the way of our good time and let us set a precedentbefore this gets out of hand. We all must stand behind our fellow students. It would be nothingshort of a tragedy for any students to su
er any punishment for what they wrote on a facebookpage. We cannot allow this. The time for quelling this is now before it happens to you. Wesupport Pi Kappa Alpha in their harmless attempt to make fun of those who would sincerelyharbor disdain and resentment for another culture. We must always stand up for our rights andthe rights of others, lest they be stripped from us.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ucsd18-2010feb18,0,5698009.storyhttp://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/17/outrage-expressed-over-party/http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-compton-cookout,0,2673438.story?track=rsshttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=57437They will not control us.I invite anyone in disagreement to kiss my black ass.Peace, Love and Unity-Sincerely, Mike RandazzoPS:FREE PARTY BUSES FROM CAMPUS$20 PRESALE STARTING MONDAY 2/22
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