So this is racist?
Hump day. Camel. Get it?
Not at the University of St. Thomas where a plan to let the students ride a camel Wednesday, apparently the last day of class, was canceled, reportedly because some students felt it was racist.
According to Campus Reform:
But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.
The Facebook group called “Protest Hump DAAAAAAY!” had more than 100 RSVP’d attendees before it was deleted on Wednesday.
“RHA’s goal in programming is to bring residents together in a fun and safe environment where all people can enjoy themselves,” RHA president Lindsay Goodwin said in a statement on RHA’s Facebook page. “It appears however, this program is dividing people and would make for an uncomfortable and possibly unsafe environment for everyone attending or providing the program. As a result, RHA has decided to cancel the event.”
Last December, the Residence Hall Association brought a reindeer to school.
Last week it went with a mechanical bull for a Southern hospitality themed party.
And brought in bunnies last fall to help relieve mid-term stress.