Only the Young Conservatives of Texas would think hosting a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game—which was to feature University of Texas students dressed as illegal immigrants for other students to catch in exchange for $25 gift cards—would be a good way to attract new members.
The good news is, the University of Texas student group has decided to cancel their event. Not because they've realized how incredibly racist their "game" was, but because they faced expulsion and were afraid it could become more of a "belt whip a bigot" game:
Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the group, said that he and other group members were worried about opposition from the university and students.
"After the University President and the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement released statements denouncing the event we planned as violating the university's honor code, I spoke with our chapter's members, and they are both concerned that the university will retaliate against them and that the protest against the event could create a safety issue for our volunteers," said in a statement obtained by CBS News Houston.
Lest you want to give the Young Conservatives of Texas the benefit of any doubt that they've learned a lesson from this ridiculous, demeaning stunt, CBS News Houston has more choice quotes from YCT chairman Garcia:
“I have been shocked at the uproar over the event’s premise and at the personal attacks against me. Today, opponents of YCT have claimed that I am being used as a front man. I have been called an “Uncle Tom.” I have received emails and comments via social media filled with obscenity,” Garcia said. “The reactions of some who claim that YCT is creating a demeaning or degrading environment on campus have been truly disgraceful.”
Poor, persecuted conservatives.