A group of New York University Republicans are getting some campus beer bongs in a twist with the “Find the illegal immigrant” game, which is scheduled to be played today. From the sound of it, the game is kind of like a panty raid, but with people.
As soon as news of the game was made public, many started protesting, partially due to anger at the non-PC game, and perhaps somewhat because nobody wants to have to find another cafeteria dishwasher.
The game, appropriately (or inappropriately, depending on how you look at it) called “Find The Illegal Immigrant,” asks participants to search the campus for the “illegal immigrant,” and if you do, you’ll win a prize. Sponsored by the NYU College Republicans, it’s scheduled to be played tomorrow.
“It’s racist, and embarrassing for NYU,” law student Marcus Amelkin says.
No illegal immigrants are actually involved in the game, organizer Richard Rossi says. Rather, the game is meant to inspire dialogue and it’s in that spirit that the university is tolerating it.
Many students, however, are miffed at the school’s liberal attitude toward the game.
“I think it’s offensive,” Eugenia Kuri, a senior at NYU who is an international student from Mexico. “The way they are trying to make their point, a lot of people die trying to cross the border every day. I don’t think it should be made a joke of.”
Why is this happening? Maybe because there’s a feeling that somebody’s got to do something. We’re putting our actual border patrol in prison so I guess it’s up to college kids playing a game.
It also calls attention to what is a major problem in the United States, which is looking the other way at an illegal activity. To those who are offended by this game, let’s substitute the illegal activity of “illegal immigrant” with “car thief.” Yes, let’s pretend that perty little Becky Jo Nussbaum, a junior year Humanities major and All-American cheerleader, had her Honda Prius stolen.
Students immediately put together a game to “find the person who stole Becky’s car.” Everybody would be on board. But when it comes to the illegal activity of skipping across the border, nobody, not even high government officials, seem to care. And the chances are that the person who stole Becky’s car isn’t possibly connected with a terrorist organization either, but who gets the protection?
This is why “games” like this are popping up, and it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous because a group of students who are essentially making a joke because our government is so ineffective in addressing the problem with illegals are the “bad guys” here.
That said, the first game should have been, “Find the politician who won’t secure the border.” The illegals in this country are merely a byproduct of the real problem.