If you weren’t already convinced that the PC Police have gone too far, this report is sure to persuade you of as much. Arizona State University has taken it upon themselves to ban face paint, because through their left-leaning liberal lenses, it is racist. Another discriminatory inanimate object!
The ASU athletic department issued this statement after students painted their faces black for a Thursday night “blackout” football game at Sun Devil Stadium:
“As an inclusive and forward-thinking university, it is important for us to foster an environment in which everyone feels safe and accepted. Therefore, we discourage the use of face paint at any event, whether the theme is black, maroon, gold or white, and ask our fans to show their Sun Devil Pride in other ways.”
Ironically, this “forward-thinking” university is helping set race relations back decades. Furthermore, it does not appear that anyone at the football game felt at all unsafe. However, thanks to the president of Arizona State’s Black and African Coalition, Kyle Denman, the face paint became a national issue. “The historical context of blackface is that it is demeaning to the African-American culture,” he told the State Press. “It doesn’t show school spirit.”
Furthermore, Denman believes those who wear face paint should be punished. Seriously. He remarked:
“I think the immediate consequences should be not allowing them into the event and then make them attend these events like caucuses or classroom workshops where they are made aware of why it is culturally insensitive to students who are Native American or African American or whatever race it is that they identify with or sex or whatever, because it goes either way.”
ASU’s student council will vote on a bill which would permanently ban face paint on October 21. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with new developments to this story, but don’t expect these college students see through all of the race-baiting mumbo jumbo and actually make the right call. Most of them have spent their entire academic careers being indoctrinated by the Left.
H/T: Daily Caller