News Flash! Unknown 21 year old girl celebrates birthday with racist, obscene writing on cake
This is national news?
What happened to “Happy Birthday”?
A University of Maryland sorority girl celebrated her 21st birthday with a cupcake stand inscribed with a racist slur.
A Delta Gamma member posted a photo of the three-tier cake wreck on Instagram. The birthday girl smiled next to the stand, loaded with cheap wine, beer bottles and tiny cupcakes and emblazoned with the words “Suck a n---a d--k.”
The now-deleted image was captioned: "TWENTY-ONE. 3rd Insta of you and I regret nothing."
The offensive lettering might be a reference to the three Six Mafia song of the same name or a line from Lil’ Wayne’s “Burn.”
Let's get this straight. A non-celebrity, non entity of a sorority girl quotes the lyrics (or title) of a rap song on a birthday cake (that isn't "emblazoned" with the quote - you can't see it in the pic below) and it becomes national news.
It gets even more bizzarre. The sorority is in full grovel mode, posting this to their Facebook page:
We have become aware of an unacceptable Instagram post by a member of our chapter. The Fraternity volunteers and staff are working with our chapter at the University of Maryland at this time to hold this member accountable. Delta Gamma Fraternity is a dynamic organization committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious affiliation, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or physical disability. All efforts are in place to guarantee those selected for membership are committed to living our values. Delta Gamma stands for high ideals of friendship, promoting cultural and educational interests, a true sense of social responsibility and developing the best qualities of character.:
I fail to grasp the national significance of this story. As you migh expect. several liberal blogs have picked it up, but are we to nationalize every incident of supposed racism? In this case especially, where the student was quoting a rap song, you have to wonder how far we are going to stretch the definition of "racism"?
Apparently, as far as its political usefulness can be tapped.