American Themed BBQ at College Considered ‘Offensive’

Courtesy of campusreform.org

Courtesy of campusreform.org

Students at Ramapo College in New Jersey were recently forced to change the theme of an “American BBQ” because the administration deemed it too “offensive,” according to nation.foxnews.com.

According to emails obtained by Campus Reform, Ariana Rivera, the Assistant Residence Director of Bischoff Hall, sent an email to the College Republicans and the College Democrats on August 17 inviting the groups to co-sponsor an American-themed BBQ with Bischoff and Mackin Halls, according to nation.foxnews.com.

The original proposal nearly a month earlier called for a barbeque encouraging students to register to vote, according to nj.com.

Students in both organizations agreed to man tables during the BBQ and try to get the word out that they should vote in the upcoming election, but two days before the BB, Ariana Rivera sent an email to the students that the theme was “considered offensive,” according to thefederalistpapers.org.

“I was told that our advertising was too ‘military and recruitment-oriented,’ because we had the Uncle Sam saying ‘I want you…’,” Ariana Rivera, according to nj.com.

College Republicans president Taylor Gibson asked Rivera via email for details about who found the “American BBQ” event to be “offensive,” according to dailycaller.com.

Ariana Rivera responded by saying, “To be honest, I’m not sure. I think it was administrative,” Rivera responded. “I was told that our advertising was too ‘military and recruitment-oriented,’ because we had the Uncle Sam saying ‘I want you…’ I think? However, we saw other posters with that same idea, so I really don’t know.”