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College Republicans get Gramscians' goats

EDMOND, Okla. -- A University of Central Oklahoma student group is planning what it calls "Straight Pride Week" on campus...

"The general gist is that if you are a straight student on campus be proud, be loud, this is your time to shine," said college Republican Kyle Houts.

The group has posted fliers on campus that read, "we're here, we're conservative, we're out..."

Needless to say the Gramscians are not pleased:

Members of the Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality say they consider the College Republican's celebration an attack on gay and lesbian students.

"What is there to say about it, 'I'm proud, and I'm straight and I guess white,' I don't know?" said GATE member Jennifer Rodriguez. "I think they definitely are being discriminatory because there's probably a lot of gay Republicans out there..."

Ah, the subtle whiff of liberal racism.

And, the DU thread on this has inspired 227+ comments, most of which can be summarized with this one:

I live in Okla-HELL-ma, and I worked for a university here. This does not surprise me at all! It should be called "Hate Week" as that would be more appropriate.

This reminds me when I was a kid and I asked mom, why is there a "Mother's Day" and a "Father's Day," but no "Kid's Day?" She looked at me and said: "Everyday is kid's day!"

Shit like this is OK. People would scream bloody murder if there were a "White Pride Week." However, since it is just "fags" being the target of hate, then that is OK, especially in this state! I am all for people being proud of who they are, white, black, Jew, Christian, gay, straight....but when your pride is done to denigrate another group, that is not pride, that is plain ol' HATE!

MultiCultiCult · Sat, 01/29/2005 - 16:28 · Importance: 1