These events have raised concerns among conference goers about the appropriateness of holding the SPSP meeting in the aftermath of a debaucherous event like Mardi Gras. A graduate student who was not involved in the incident said, “I really just can’t believe it. Nothing like this ever happens in my white, middle-class neighborhood. I didn’t think SPSP would ever let something like this happen.”
An SPSP representative declined to comment on the incident. The graduate student who was cat-called was asked how she felt about the event. “It was kind of flattering, I guess,” she told an RPT reporter.
[This article was approved by a Mexican staff writer.]