Social justice warriors on sites like Twitter did their best to warn white people not to wear sombreros and serapes on Cinco de Mayo. Most of us ignored them.
One college fraternity wanted to hold a “Get Hammered” construction-themed party because its house, which had been under construction for two years, was finally nearing completion. There was no intent to push a “Mexicans are construction workers” theme, and they even chose to not start the party until it was midnight on May 6.
None of that stopped SJWs from reporting them for a bias incident, according to a report from The College Fix:
Yet the University of Chicago’s Phi Gamma Delta, known casually as FIJI, has nonetheless been reported for the “bias incident” of throwing a party where attendees wore construction outfits.
Relevant to know: Its fraternity house has been “under renovation and construction for two years.”
But activists don’t care about context. If the left-wing arbiters of cultural appropriation get their way, FIJI’s members could face disciplinary action.
The Chicago Maroon reports that the party was originally scheduled for May 5, but its start time was revised to midnight May 6. Its original theme was “get hammered” — hence the Photoshopped construction hats on fraternity brothers, hammer and construction crane in the Facebook invitation.
The left-wing Latino student group MEChA issued a veiled threat May 4 to anyone who might violate “the fine line between celebrating culture on a national holiday and undermining the cultural dignity of a group through ignorant and ill-intentioned appropriation.” (Note to MEChA: May 5 is not a national holiday in Mexico.)
Folks: There are a lot of non-Hispanics in construction.
A MEChA member spoke with someone at the fraternity who reportedly agreed to nix the theme –which he had no reason to do other than to appease SJW crybullies. But since some people didn’t get the message and showed up in costume anyway, the Leftist group decided to scream about privilege.
Luckily, there are a couple of factors working in the fraternity’s favor. First, fraternities aren’t officially recognized by the school. Further, the school — a college in Chicago, of all places — apparently has a sturdy freedom of expression policy.
That didn’t stop MEChA official Andrés Cruz Leland from talking about a potentially “violent response” to the party — which sounds suspiciously like a threat designed to convince school officials to punish individual members of the fraternity.
FIJI members responded that their theme had nothing to do with anything beyond their house being in a state of perpetual renovation. But none of that matters to the perpetually outraged.