This is a little off the main topic, but I just want to be sure I'm clear.
It was REALLY a unicorn the guy was objecting to?? I thought maybe that was a stand-in for something. A unicorn? I can't think of any way at all a unicorn could be offensive to anyone - except maybe horses, who would, of course, be jealous.
Yes. It was an actual unicorn, which the next day was prominently displayed broken on the lawn. I kept thinking the whole time that getting upset about the unicorn was *really* diluting the message because people were rolling their eyes about the unicorn complaint and not stopping to consider whether or not the rest of it was valid.
And for a slightly updatey part of things:
There was more drama! (Big surprise; we're college students.)
Because, you see, he had a Tumblr that he didn't want people who had the username to share around, and he was clear to people who knew his username that he didn't want it shared around... and somebody got ahold of said username somehow and posted it on the house's private locked Facebook group. Largely because he'd gone and posted his anger at the house's racism on the tumblr-- I don't think anybody looked at posts other than what was about the party. So he knew that we were looking at his Tumblr because of IP logging, but had no idea what was being said about it. (I, being in the house, could see it. It wasn't really anything they hadn't also said publicly.) And got very angry at the rest of the group for the violations of privacy involved in sharing his publicly-accessible Tumblr on our Facebook group since he'd made clear he didn't want it involved in school drama.
He deleted the Tumblr, people in my house were sarcastic, and now that the party is over everything seems to have died down. And I'm still the odd bridge in that I'm the only person on good terms with both sides of this discussion.
But there's a distinct element of "Ye gads, to ehell with all of you!" in my thoughts about it.