Sorority Cancels Kentucky Derby Party Because Theme Is Offensive
. . . I amuse myself, they are little more than Lolly Knobs!
"A sorority at Dartmouth College has canceled an annual Kentucky Derby-themed party in response to protesters who complained that basing a party on the popular horse race was racist.
Every year, Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE) holds an invite-only party in the spring. Until last year, the party was held the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby, which was used as the party’s theme.
In 2015, several Dartmouth students protested outside the party as part of a larger protest march, saying the exclusive party was racist and economically elitist. After Dartmouth’s student assembly president (who was attending the party) engaged in a shouting match with a protester, activists launched a petition drive calling for him to resign."
I don't get it. It's a joke, right.
"KDE vice president Nikol Oydanich said house members were convinced by critics that the party was racially offensive because it evoked the aesthetics of the plantation-era South.
“[It is] related to pre-war Southern culture,” she said. “Derby was a party that had the power to upset a lot of our classmates.'"
I see. The Kentucky Derby is related to the culture of the antebellum south, with its slave culture, and is therefore verboten. So, when again did the first Kentucky Derby run?
"On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the first Derby." So, not until 1875? And the American Civil War, was over nearly exactly 10 years before with the last surrender occurring on June 23, 1865.
Yes, dear readers, Dartmouth students are morons, historically illiterate morons, although I will say for them they are willing to stand up, and shout this fact from the rooftops.
Perhaps you with a hiring bent might want to steer away from Dartmouth grads until we can clear up the extent of this ignorance. The Emperor really has no cloths. Fools.