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U. Lynchburg Students Protest ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Over Fiesta-Themed Party

U. Lynchburg Students Protest ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Over Fiesta-Themed Party

“We demand justice and inaction is unjust”

Students in Hong Kong are risking their lives protesting for basic freedoms and these students, who have more freedoms than students anywhere else in the world, are protesting a fiesta party.

WHSV News reports:

University of Lynchburg students protest ‘cultural appropriation’ after fiesta-themed party

More than one hundred students and faculty members converged on the University of Lynchburg’s lawn Wednesday. A student-led demonstration was filled with emotion, chants and stories of discrimination on campus.

“It was a demonstration of, I think, how hurt some of the minority community is here at the university,” said Aaron Smith, Dean of Students.

Wednesday afternoon’s ‘walkout’ was planned in direct reaction to a fiesta-themed party held at a university-owned house Friday night. Pictures from the party surfaced showing students wearing fake mustaches, sombreros and drawn-on ‘gang tattoos.’

The university launched an investigation into the party. Smith said the images portray cultural appropriation and do not align with the university’s values.

“This is one of the many events where a culture has been appropriated, where minorities have been misrepresented,” said Darian Geddis, a senior at the university who helped to organize the demonstration. “Today we stand in stopping hate. Today we stand in stopping discrimination. Today we stand as the united front ready to make a change.”

Following Geddis, about a dozen students spoke to a large crowd during the protest. Some students were from the Latinx community and shared why the pictures from the party are hurtful to them. Others shined light on more equity issues on campus.

“We demand justice and inaction is unjust,” one student yelled.

Dean Smith said the campus always strives to listen to the students and implement changes.

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If I was Hispanic I would be insulted that the SJW wankers saw a fiesta party with sombreros, fake big mustaches, and gang signs/tattoos then immediately assumed it was my culture. That is NOT Hispanic Culture unless you are a bigoted racist making assumptions and looking for something to whine about to get others in trouble or to bend the knee.

    Carlos Perera in reply to Sunlight78. | November 23, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I _am_ a Hispanic, and I must say I am totally indifferent to what the revelers who gave and those who attended the fiesta-themed party did or did not do. These are college kids, for goodness’ sake, indulging in sophomoric behavior because, well, many of them probably _are_ sophomores. From the standpoint of my old age, I blush when I think of the many silly things I did when I was a college lad.

    Actually, I doubt the sincerity of most of those who claim to have been offended by the hijinks of the “fiesta;” their posturing strikes me as a blend of gaslighting and multiculturalist virtue signaling. To those who were sincerely offended by it, I say, nuts to you and “Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!”

I heard on the radio that the party may have been hosted by a Hispanic person. I don’t know anything about who posted the pictures. Looks like some people had a good time but others are upset. Maybe they didn’t get invited.

How about a Paul Bunyan lumberjack breakfast or would that offend the blue ox?

It seems there are rabble rousers who want to get in on the “look at me” action even at a small (less than 3,000?), supposedly Christian based school.
A pity.

These PC idiots will eventually try to force an end to the study of foreign languages and foreign cultures. After all, speaking someone else’s language is the worst kind of cultural appropriation, much worse than wearing their clothes.

Studying Mexican culture and trying to illustrate it by events like a fiesta night are things we did every semester in high school Spanish classes. Is this kind of cultural appreciation going to be banned forever? Will Spanish classes be banned?

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