Sometimes I think college students get dumber all the time, what with all the racist theme parties and black history month “celebrations” and whatnot. Elite universities are not exempt (in fact, it might be argued that our newest generations of white privilege are trained there). Vox’s list got so long you had to keep pressing the scroll key.
Here’s the latest iteration of “just relax–it’s all in good fun!” with regard to racist Halloween costumes. The writer notes as follows:
Halloween is a break from the stresses of everyday life, a chance to be careless and free for a night and wear a creative costume.
Because it’s so stressful to be anti-racist. More fun to be careless of other’s feelings and free from political correctness.
And the writer even got “Ricardo Andrade”–a guy with a noticeably ethnic name–to be quoted. Once as an employee of the store and once as a shopper and a member of a “Latino fraternity.”
But apparently “Haisten” isn’t even aware that “Chewy” probably isn’t an “alias.” Chuy is a nickname for Jesus. But some people just don’t get out much. Which we already knew.
Edited to add: “Haisten Willis” apparently took his name off this, because it doesn’t appear now. Maybe “Haisten” recognized that his stupid could be embarrassing.