Thursday, January 25, 2007

P.C.U. School Of Law

This from my own back yard: Off-Campus Party Theme Called Racially Insensitive. Remember, this is the University of Connecticut, where the lonely libertarian's girlfriend attends law school - I attend Quinnapiac University School of Law, thank God.

The Courant refers to the party as a "Bullets and Bubbly" party - My girlfriend told me that according to her understanding it was a "Pimps and Hoes" party. No matter though, as I think people can get the picture. Here's the biggest "yuck" moment:

Interim Dean Kurt Strasser scheduled the roundtable discussion Wednesday after hearing from members of the Black Law Students Association, as well as some faculty and staff members who were upset about the party, which was held in a private home and drew up to 75 people.

Strasser said he hopes the session will bring the law school community together and provide a "teaching moment."

Personally, I think this is a great big deal being made out of nothing. I do understand that some people may have been upset by this and there's nothing really wrong with a "community dialogue" ... as stupid as that sounds. But providing a "teaching moment?" Come on ...... I mean .... Come on.

What disturbs me the most is not so much the outrage as it is the response to the outrage. Do we really want to live in a society where no one is ever offended? And why is it that we get such moralizing in response to this sort of situation, but other types of moralizing are looked down upon. The conservative Christian "moral majority" is often criticized for attempting to impose their morality on others - Why should it be okay to moralize about how race relations should be, but not okay to moralize about people's sexual relationships. I guess it's what disturbs me most about today's PC, liberal academic environment is not as much the stupidity of the PC as it is the way it's doled out with supposed moral authority.

It's just so damn icky how these things always play out, with people falling all over each other to offer fake apologies. It does no one any good and reinforces the notion that there are certain classes of people who need to be treated with kid gloves. It's insulting to black people and it's insulting to every one's intelligence.


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