Friday, February 23, 2007

Essay 1750

Equal Play in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• This year, Wimbledon will award equal prize awards to the men and women competitors for the first time. “I just feel that in the modern world with the modern thoughts, we all understand that everyone’s equal,” said Venus Williams. “So if someone else doesn’t choose to live in the modern world and do the right thing, then thank God that the majority of people in the All England Club do.” Does this mean NBC will pay the same amount of loot to John McEnroe and Mary Carillo? You cannot be serious!

• Republican students at NYU drew criticism for playing a game dubbed “Catch the Illegal Immigrant.” The game calls for participants to hunt down a student wearing a name tag labeled “illegal immigrant.” A protesting student remarked, “The idea of hunting down an illegal immigrant in a game was disgusting. … If they want to have an honest conversation about a very difficult topic, let’s do it. Instead, they decided to host what many of us felt was an insensitive and offensive event.” Wait until the students learn about the “South Of The Border Party” held at Santa Clara University.

• A North Carolina high school teacher sparked controversy after allegedly permitting an anti-Muslim group to address a ninth-grade class and distribute questionable literature, including a pamphlet titled “Do Not Marry A Muslim Man.” Imagine the parties this moron might chaperone.

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