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Clemson Probes Students Accused of Mocking Black Stereotypes
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,248670,00.html ^

Posted on 01/30/2007 10:30:53 AM PST by celejrm313

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University President James Barker criticized an off-campus party where white students mocked black stereotypes by drinking malt liquor and wearing fake gold teeth.

Click here to see two videos about the incident.

At least one student dressed in black face. Another person padded her rear.

Barker said the school is investigating and he's angry and disappointed by the event.

School officials said they became aware of the party over the weekend and have met with some offended students.

Students said the party had a gangsta theme. It was held over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

An unsigned letter from party organizers read to some of the offended students yesterday apologized for any disrespect.

School officials say members of at least one black fraternity attended the party and then left.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: academia; clemson; victimology

1 posted on 01/30/2007 10:30:55 AM PST by celejrm313
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To: celejrm313

This whole thing is way overblown. Get over it...


2 posted on 01/30/2007 10:32:12 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: celejrm313
Oh, my.

3 posted on 01/30/2007 10:32:41 AM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

ditto.....


4 posted on 01/30/2007 10:34:42 AM PST by toldyou
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To: celejrm313

None of the offended students better walk through downtown Atlanta where you can get "Grills In An Hour" at the sneakers-and-cell-phones store, or they might get even more offended...


5 posted on 01/30/2007 10:34:59 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (If this city were any 'bluer', it'd be spelled 'bleu'.)
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To: celejrm313

It will soon be a crime for whitey to party like a brotha'.


6 posted on 01/30/2007 10:35:19 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: celejrm313
What if I think a stereotypical in my head? Will I get in trouble for that too?
7 posted on 01/30/2007 10:35:55 AM PST by The Blitherer (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. -Reagan)
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To: celejrm313


...don't these students have free speech/expression/assembly?

I would suggest that black students have a party mocking white stereotypes, but we get that every day on BET...


8 posted on 01/30/2007 10:36:35 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: celejrm313

I guess they don't believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


9 posted on 01/30/2007 10:36:57 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: celejrm313

OMG. I hope there wasn't a rapper there.


10 posted on 01/30/2007 10:37:29 AM PST by toldyou
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To: celejrm313

Is it a negative "stereotype" when you can see much of the same thing on BET and MTV? Yes, the gansta image in negative to whites, but not to a very large precentage of the black subculture. Therefore, by portraying it as negative, the prez is being a racist. :)


11 posted on 01/30/2007 10:38:27 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (He who governs to please everyone pleases no one.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

They are just being wiggas


12 posted on 01/30/2007 10:40:08 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: celejrm313

I looked at the pictures. It looks like a bunch of drunk, stupid college kids trying to have a good time. I really doubt any of them are racist. Foolish maybe, but not racist. Just foolish enough to believe that they can make fun of stereotypes, and not be called to the carpet by the PC do-gooders and race-baiters.


13 posted on 01/30/2007 10:40:39 AM PST by highimpact
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To: celejrm313
I noticed on some article yesterday they were calling a white guy - Anglo-American; I never thought I would be hyphenated.
14 posted on 01/30/2007 10:42:16 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: SF Republican

diversity is our strength..


15 posted on 01/30/2007 10:44:57 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: celejrm313

If it happened off campus and nothing illegal occurred, then I don't see where it really is any of Clemson Administrations business what they were doing and how they were partying.


16 posted on 01/30/2007 10:45:37 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: celejrm313

This was an OFF campus party. Butt out, Clemson University!


17 posted on 01/30/2007 10:46:15 AM PST by lesko
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To: The Blitherer
Off with their heads!...hmmm no grills for some and not for others....no that won't work it just can't be a black and whit...damn the hyperbole is endless.
18 posted on 01/30/2007 10:55:24 AM PST by Domicile of Doom (Center amber dot on head and squeeze for best results)
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To: ▀udda▀udd

For reals.


19 posted on 01/30/2007 10:56:22 AM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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To: Ieatfrijoles

You better ax somebody.


20 posted on 01/30/2007 11:04:28 AM PST by adm5
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To: celejrm313

Quick someone call Jesse, Hillary and Obama, I sure the three stoogies will come up with a way to blame Bush and the Republicans for this!!!!


21 posted on 01/30/2007 11:07:12 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: ▀udda▀udd

Maybe they weren't MOCKING black gangsta styles.Maybe these silly fools actually think they ARE thugs!
Hilton Head,fool.Representing,nigga.Eastside.Act like ya know.What set YOU claimin'?


22 posted on 01/30/2007 11:08:09 AM PST by Riverman94610
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To: The Blitherer

If you THINK a stereotype,will you get into trouble?.Hopefully not,or everyone one of us would be serving life in prison.LOL.
"If my thought dreams could be seen
They'd put my head on a guillotine"
Dylan


23 posted on 01/30/2007 11:09:53 AM PST by Riverman94610
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To: dfwgator

Thats very true.
I notice that all ethnic groups out here in California imitate black styles,and often not very WELL.Yet the perception is that the hippest folks are the black kids and to be accepted by them is the ultimate compliment.This goes for Asians and Latinos as well,despite the animosity between these different groups.


24 posted on 01/30/2007 11:12:05 AM PST by Riverman94610
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To: celejrm313

Black people wear real gold teeth.


25 posted on 01/30/2007 11:51:22 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: celejrm313

Wait a minute! Jaime Fox can make movies mocking white people and when the shoe is on the other foot. Somebody gets upset.

I know I am not the brightest bulb in the bunch, but even I can see the contradiction.

God help us all!


26 posted on 01/30/2007 2:09:31 PM PST by Dacula (Keeper of useless knowledge.)
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To: celejrm313
"Clemson University President James Barker criticized an off-campus party where white students mocked black stereotypes by drinking malt liquor and wearing fake gold teeth."

What people do off campus is none of this nit wit's business. If I were one of these students, I'd tell him to pack sand and rotate.

27 posted on 01/30/2007 2:10:54 PM PST by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: highimpact

And what if they were racist to the core???? All the TS cards are over at that table on the left. They were at a - presumably - PRIVATE party, OFF CAMPUS. As The Blitherer (great name) said in an earlier post "What if I think a stereotypical in my head? Will I get in trouble for that too?"


28 posted on 01/30/2007 9:03:35 PM PST by Postman
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To: celejrm313

I'm offended that there are people who are offended by this ...


29 posted on 01/30/2007 9:13:32 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: celejrm313
Clemson University President James Barker criticized an off-campus party where white students mocked black stereotypes...

I'm confused. Are they implying that the students should have embraced black stereotypes?

Isn't mockery an accepted form for showing disrespect for something?

-PJ

30 posted on 01/30/2007 9:19:53 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Thank you!

What I wondered was isn't a stereotype mocking?

So they're mocking mocking?


31 posted on 01/30/2007 9:20:48 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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