"Compton Party Part Deux"

Title

"Compton Party Part Deux"

Description

Another invitation has surfaced on Facebook to an off campus "Compton Party Part Deux" party encouraging partygoers to "come to this party in honor of your favorite cultural stereotype."

The creator of the invite calls the response to the first "Compton Cookout" a misguided call to arms "that has people ignorantly shouting racism, intolerance, hate."

"If your intent is to make fun and not to harm anyone, and you really aren't trying to hurt anyone's feelings, then it's different from trying to cut someone down on purpose," [UCSD Senior and party organizer Mike] Randazzo said.

He claims he has never been to a party that was not a mockery of something.

"On Cinco de Mayo, we have parties making fun of Mexicans; on Veterans Day, we make fun of veterans (yes, the same veterans who uphold our rights to free speech); on St. Patrick's Day we make fun of the Irish. Everyone gets made fun of out of jest now, not hate," the invitation read (Wayland, 2010).

Source

Wayland, M. (2010, February 20). 'Compton Party Part Deux' organizer defends his actions. NBC News. Retrieved from http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/UCSD-Fallout-Invite-Mocking-Other-Cultural-Stereotypes-Surfaces-84851882.html

Date

2010-02-21

Coverage

2010

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