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Student paper pulled over racist article
Associated Press ^ | Thu Nov 23 | AP

Posted on 11/23/2006 2:49:58 PM PST by brain bleeds red

LOS ANGELES - A high school is apologizing after an anonymous article was published in the school paper comparing rowdy black students at a fast food restaurant to "a pack of monkeys."

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Carson High School officials withdrew copies of this month's newspaper, letters of apology were sent home to parents, and principal Kenneth Keener apologized over the public address system.

The article, which was titled "Looks like the circus is in town," appeared on the editorial page of the issue distributed Tuesday. It appeared under the column title "Rambling Rogue," which is written anonymously each month by one of the paper's top editors.

The piece described raucous and impolite behavior at a nearby Taco Bell: "When I go to Taco Bell, I want to go to a restaurant, NOT A ZOO! Stop acting like animals... behave and clean up after yourself." The writer said most of the crowd was black and described the students as stupid, rude, immature and insensitive.

The newspaper's student editor, Alex De Vera, and faculty adviser Gregory Vieira agreed to pull the papers. They said the article escaped their normal vetting because the page was late and only two people saw the piece in advance — its writer and the page editor.

The school is not releasing the name of the author, and Vieira refused to discuss any possible disciplinary actions.


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It honestly gets harder to stomach this crap presented as journalism each and every day - just check out this golden nugget of hyperventilating liberalism.

"The school is not releasing the name of the author, and Vieira refused to discuss any possible disciplinary actions."

Are they honestly gunning for this guy; do they really want him to lose his job over something as INCONSEQUENTIAL, MEANINGLESS, and most likely ACCURATE as this???

1 posted on 11/23/2006 2:49:58 PM PST by brain bleeds red
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To: brain bleeds red

Foreign Affairs????


2 posted on 11/23/2006 2:55:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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If I were compared to a monkey I wouldn't be offended as I AM NOT LIKE ONE!!! I also wouldn't be offended if I was compared to a river, a constellation, Michael Moore or a box of Cracker Jacks. Why some people are so easily offended escapes me, but I am cowardly enough not to compare muslims to terrorists.


3 posted on 11/23/2006 2:56:05 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: brain bleeds red

Some friends and I were returning from Florida a few years ago , We stopped in North Carolina at a buffet to eat.

Once we entered we fond mostly blacks there. No big deal. We started eating and soon one of the girls in the back came out with a full tray of fried chicken. While we were eating we noticed this black woman go up to the buffet counter with her handbag, She dumped the whole tray of fried chicken into her handbag. One of my friends went to one of the workers there and told her what had happened, she said that wasnt unusual. Just the cost of doing business in that neighborhood. I was glad the car was still there when we went out ,and drove on back up 95.


4 posted on 11/23/2006 2:56:30 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: brain bleeds red
do they really want him to lose his job

What job is that? This is a high school club, supposedly training students to write for the public. Clearly this editor was not ready for prime time, since anyone in an integrated school knows this kind of stuff isn't acceptable!

5 posted on 11/23/2006 2:58:00 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: brain bleeds red

****LOS ANGELES - A high school is apologizing after an anonymous article was published in the school paper comparing rowdy black students at a fast food restaurant to "a pack of monkeys." ****

Why is this racist? If people act like animals why can not they be called the animals they act like.

I've seen all types of people act as such.
There are also...
loan sharks.
laughing hyenas
asses
rats
stool pigeons
snakes in the grass.

Plus too many other jerks to mention.


6 posted on 11/23/2006 2:58:12 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: brain bleeds red

Just another example of good old American, "Tell them what they want to hear." Never tell the truth. You'll find your @$$ in trouble faster than you can whistle Dixie. Most of these places where kids hang out ARE ZOOS as well as pig pens!


7 posted on 11/23/2006 2:58:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (America! It's off with the desert BDUs and on with the lavender burqas!!!)
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To: brain bleeds red
Birds of a feather flock together. Unless they are white birds then they just get flocked and better shut up about it.

8 posted on 11/23/2006 2:59:18 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: brain bleeds red
rhetorical question:

Where is the ACLU and why are they not huffin' and puffin' and indignantly defending the right of this young newspaper writer to call people "monkeys"?

Maybe the Democrats should put into law a list of what words we who are out of the agenda are permitted to say.
9 posted on 11/23/2006 3:15:25 PM PST by the final gentleman
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Remind me why I would want to go to an integrated school? Are you assuming this school is mostly white, latino, asian, black? Integrated should not mean courtesy, manners, common sense are left at the door. Using a student newspaper to point out the lack thereof isn't the problem, it is what the behavior was compared to that is the problem. Lack of tact is missing to get across the point that disrespectful, rude, childish, illmannered behaviour does not belong in a restaurant, or any place for that matter.


10 posted on 11/23/2006 3:27:47 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence applies in all cases)
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To: brain bleeds red

I was at IHOP today and saw something on the menu called "Machaca." I think IHOP needs to apologize to Jim Webb's assistant.


11 posted on 11/23/2006 3:32:07 PM PST by Rastus
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To: pacpam
That is true, but the drive-by media accept that referring to blacks as monkeys is hate speech. I remember when my Irish grandmother would call me her 'little monkey' after WWII -- didn't seem too racist, then, but times change.
12 posted on 11/23/2006 3:35:32 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: brain bleeds red

If you act like a monkey...or any other animal....


13 posted on 11/23/2006 3:43:47 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: the final gentleman

Better yet, where are the advocates for Monkey Dignity?


14 posted on 11/23/2006 3:53:25 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Pointing out the obnoxious behavior and calling the offenders monkeys was NOT in itself racist.
The problem lies in identifying the students race and using the monkey description which has historically been used as a caricature on blacks"sub-human"status in the eyes of white supremicists.
Are there SOME black kids who act like jackasses?Sure,we all have seen it.But I've seen plenty of white and Mexican kids acting crazy and I don't see their behavior being compared to monkeys.


15 posted on 11/23/2006 3:53:54 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: Dallas59
Scene from video phone from inside Taco Bell..../sarc

16 posted on 11/23/2006 4:01:53 PM PST by gb63
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To: Riverman94610




LOS ANGELES MATH TEST
City of Los Angeles High School Math Proficiency Exam
Name:_____________________

Gang:_____________________

1. Duane has an AK47 with a 30 round clip. If he misses 6 out of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive by shooting, how many drive by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?

2. If Joe has 2 ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8 ball to Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut it?

3. Rufus is pimping for 3 girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800 per day crack habit?

4. Jerome wants to cut his 1/2 pound of Heroin to make 20% more profit. How many ounces of cut will he need?

5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy and $100 for a 4x4. If he has stolen 2 BMW's and 3 4x4's, how many Chevy's will he have to steal to make $800?

6. Richard is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for the hit. If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how much money will he have left when he gets out of prison and how many years will he get for killing the bitch that spent his money?

7. If the average spray paint can covers 22 square feet and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger spray with 3 cans of paint?

8. Peter knocked up 6 girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in the gang. What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector knocked up?















17 posted on 11/23/2006 4:06:33 PM PST by chadwimc
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To: chadwimc

More code words-Willie,Rufus,Jerome.The whole point of these so called"tests"is to demonize black kids and not have to face the reality that lots of scandalous stuff is going out in the suburbs as well.


18 posted on 11/23/2006 4:11:40 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: brain bleeds red
When I go to Taco Bell, I want to go to a restaurant, NOT A ZOO!

If you want to got to a restaurant, go to a restaurant, not a Taco Bell.

19 posted on 11/23/2006 4:15:08 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Riverman94610
I cannot count the number of times that I have been in a restaurant that happened to have a significant number of blacks inside and witnessed:

1) A multitude and variety of foul language.

2) Indiscriminate line-breaking.

3) Unusually loud laughter that gave the appearance that person doing the laughing hadn't a clue as to the effect this loud laughter would have on his or her fellow diners.

4) Yelling across the restaurant with no regard to your proximity to another person's ear.

5) Conversations about private matters screamed for all to hear.

Take it for what it's worth. The behavior occurs.

20 posted on 11/23/2006 5:28:49 PM PST by SALChamps03
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To: SALChamps03

Did I deny that there are some blacks whose behavior is off the chain?
No,I didn't.
My problem is the"monkey"word which has historicaaly been used to portray blacks as less than human.
Not only that,it singles out one group.I teach part time in a very"diverse"school district and I can assure you to the fullest that its not just blacks who are raising hell and acting stupid.


21 posted on 11/23/2006 5:42:47 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: Riverman94610

I teach full time in a nearly all black school. I witness a total lack of socially acceptable behavior on a daily basis.I was merely citing a personal observation.


22 posted on 11/23/2006 5:53:48 PM PST by SALChamps03
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Lucius Cornelius Sulla, you are hear-by released for reentry to civilized society.

You have passed your final hurdle to leave Reeducation Camp XIV.

You may get dressed, and pick up your Citizen's Identity Papers at the Warden's Office.

Good luck, Comrade Citizen Lucius Cornelius Sulla!

23 posted on 11/23/2006 5:56:32 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: SALChamps03

Interesting background.
I am just curious if this all black school is a place you CHOSE to work or were you assigned there?
I ask that because I was assigned to one of the most"ghetto"schools in New Orleans in the Seventies.It was rough at times but I stuck through it for a couple of years.I guess you could say I was a burnout victim.Too much politics and a tendency for administrators to allow way too much nonsense to go on without incriminations.
In my current crop of schools,you find that whites,Mexicans and Asians are often just as rude and inattentive as the black kids.The difference is that the black kids have louder voices and thus are the most obvious of the offenders.


24 posted on 11/23/2006 6:12:32 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: brain bleeds red

Ain't the truth a bit*h?


25 posted on 11/23/2006 6:14:04 PM PST by lawdude (The dems see Wal-Mart as a bigger threat to the US than muslim terrorists)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
What job is that?

Any and all future jobs.

26 posted on 11/23/2006 6:27:49 PM PST by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: lawdude
The mohammedans call all infidels "monkeys"!

Maybe the author of the article is a mohammedan? If that is the case, then I guess he/she is justified in using the term, and the paper and article should be republished and redistributed just so we don't abuse the rights of a cultist to express their views.
27 posted on 11/23/2006 6:39:34 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: A.J.Armitage
I don't see folks looking for a blacklist, but if he publishes in that tone, he won't get published. This way he learns!

Long time no see, I miss some of those classical history discussions you used to run! Our political and social problems seem to show us to be on a path not previously seen in purely US history.
28 posted on 11/23/2006 6:44:06 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: KarinG1

You can only escape the title of racist if you are anti-white.


29 posted on 11/23/2006 6:45:29 PM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: brain bleeds red

It may be offensive to hear, but the fact is, much of that behavior IS simian, not out of place at the zoo's primate exhibit. The loud hooting, exaggerated gestures, literal and figurative chest-thumping, casual aggressiveness, overt and indiscriminate sexuality, it all adds up to "humans" barely distinguishable from their anthropological ancestors.


30 posted on 11/23/2006 7:02:24 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Riverman94610

**But I've seen plenty of white and Mexican kids acting crazy and I don't see their behavior being compared to monkeys.**

Didn't you ever sing this little ditty to a brother or sister you know?

Happy birthday to you.
You live in a zoo.
You look like a monkey,
You act like one too!


31 posted on 11/23/2006 7:18:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: KarinG1
Some people are easily offended because they have been taught, by the culture they have been brought up in, to act offended by anything that can garner them attention. The thinking is that being offended will eventually lead to a lawsuit which will eventually lead to a monetary gain.
32 posted on 11/23/2006 7:22:45 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: IronJack

Amen.


33 posted on 11/23/2006 7:26:44 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The one I remember at the end goes

Happy birthday to you
All the monkeys
In the Zoo give their best regards to you
Happy birhday to you.


34 posted on 11/23/2006 7:28:06 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: IronJack

Absolutely correct.


35 posted on 11/23/2006 7:30:19 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: All
Would anyone have said anything if these youngsters weren't black and were compared to monkeys? Say this article had been written about a group of white kids. If the author had compared the behavior of the youths to monkeys, but not mentioned their race, would the paper have been pulled?
36 posted on 11/23/2006 7:33:14 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: brain bleeds red

"Here we come...walking down the street...going into every restaraunt...upsetting those who just want to eat..."


37 posted on 11/23/2006 7:39:31 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Riverman94610; chadwimc
More code words-Willie,Rufus,Jerome.

You left out Joe, Peter, and Richard. Obvious ethnic sterotyping with those names.

Perhaps you need to get a job with PUSH.

38 posted on 11/23/2006 7:44:37 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Of course I sang that little rhyme as a child but the monkey appelation takes on a whole another dimension if a white person sang that to a black child.
The interesting thing is that it is not uncommon to hear blacks refer to other blacks as apes and monkeys.
Yet,like the N word,I wouldn't advise whites to go there.


39 posted on 11/23/2006 7:51:24 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: PAR35

No,Jesse turned me down at PUSH.I would have pulled too many of his women!
Really,tho,when you try to paint black kids with a broad brush I AM going to say something.I have known too many that did things the right way and I won't let people put them in the same bag as the gold grlled saggers and B-Boys.


40 posted on 11/23/2006 7:56:06 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: brain bleeds red
What if "Anonymous" is Black?
41 posted on 11/23/2006 8:24:21 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I went on up to the Audubon Zoo
And they only asked for you
They all asked for you
Well, even inquired about you

I went on up to the Audu'mon Zoo
And they all asked for you
The monkey's asked
The tiger's asked
And the elephant asked f'you, too

Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters


42 posted on 11/23/2006 8:30:39 PM PST by gb63
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

here's another one: lame duck


43 posted on 11/23/2006 8:32:43 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: brain bleeds red
The piece described raucous and impolite behavior at a nearby Taco Bell: "When I go to Taco Bell, I want to go to a restaurant, NOT A ZOO! Stop acting like animals... behave and clean up after yourself." The writer said most of the crowd was black and described the students as stupid, rude, immature and insensitive.

My AP alarm was instantly set off. Notice how the first sentence actually quotes the editorial itself then in the second sentence merely describes what was said. Therefore one cannot even read the direct quote with the "monkey" reference and, therefore, cannot see the written accusations in their full context. Could it be that the writer stated something to the effect of, "...while most were black all were acting like a bunch of monkeys."?

45 posted on 11/23/2006 9:04:25 PM PST by torchthemummy (Romney 2008 - Let The Religious Bigots Unite)
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To: torchthemummy
My AP alarm was instantly set off. Notice how the first sentence actually quotes the editorial itself then in the second sentence merely describes what was said. Therefore one cannot even read the direct quote with the "monkey" reference and, therefore, cannot see the written accusations in their full context. Could it be that the writer stated something to the effect of, "...while most were black all were acting like a bunch of monkeys."?

This is the key point. If the AP is actually calling for "disciplinary actions", they should at least have the guts to show us the line equating blacks to monkeys.

But they don't. Which suggests to me a manufactured controversy. Such cowards.
46 posted on 11/24/2006 9:04:11 AM PST by brain bleeds red
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To: KarinG1

They are easily offended because the truth hurts.


47 posted on 11/24/2006 9:06:33 AM PST by sonic109
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