TO THE EDITOR:
Last Thursday night, Carolina Kickoff (CK), a Campus Y organization, held their annual fundraiser “Blackout Night” at The Library Dance and Nightclub.
This title is distasteful, problematic and reveals a gaping double-standard between how the Carolina community treats and judges clubs that are tangentially associated with social justice versus explicitly social fraternities and sororities.
I don’t need to explain the double entendre of the title “Blackout Night.” CK shrouded itself from scrutiny by posting an image of a blacked-out moon on the flyers for the events, and if that didn’t work they could hide behind wearing all black clothes to the event.
And besides, it’s for scholarships for kids! How could one possibly criticize this most noble of organizations?