Bowdoin Student Government deems party with mini-sobreros offensive, calls for safe space; a week later their dining halls host Mexican Night

WASHINGTON POST
Political correctness devours yet another college, fighting over mini-sombreros
by Catherine Rampell
March 3, 2016

On Saturday, two members of Bowdoin College’s student government will face impeachment proceedings. What heinous transgression did they commit? Theft, plagiarism, sexual assault? Nope. They attended a party where some guests wore tiny sombreros. 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 :).” The invitation — sent by a student of Colombian descent, which may or may not be relevant here — advertised games, music, cups and “other things that are conducive to a fun night.” Those “other things” included the miniature sombreros, several inches in diameter. READ MORE

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