Skip to comments.Black Students Beat Piņata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)
Posted on 04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT by Zakeet
A piñata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick.
Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isnt this a shocking case of racism?
No, actually it isnt. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special Luau party sponsored by the university. The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer.
We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended, said a university spokesperson.
At worst, this seems like a bad case of multicultural confusion. (Hawaiian luau + Mexican-style piñata = what cultural tradition exactly?)
Luckily, in this case, the racial dynamics were not reversed, with white students and a black piñata strung up to a tree. Imagine the controversy that would have generated.
Nevertheless, the university was compelled to explain itself when the picture started generating backlash after it was posted online.
Its a sad thing when a few kids cant swing at a piñata without unleashing an avalanche of racial grievances. But thats the reality we live in.
This is not racist because we are doing it. But any of you hateful right wing bigots hang black woman from a tree and beat her with a stick on the grounds of a public institution and the Trayvon Martin incident will look like a Sunday school picnic.
He has set back race relations back 30 Years Plus.
Sadly, MLK was the past. The future finds Farrakhan.
I think it’s a Kathy Griffin piñata. I don’t see the problem.
There’s an old joke about jumping on beds, velcro, and pinatas....but it’d probably get me banned.
Not only promoting racism, but violence against women.
Why was the pinata shaped like a human being at all?
Vote for Pedro
It leaves no room for any other outcome other than Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Treyvon.
Meanwhile the nightly injustice of Memphis murders, assaults, robberies, and other horrid nonsense goes on unfettered or noticed.
How the left will ‘spin’ this event:
1) It’s an ‘artistic piece’ (like Christ Piss)
2) They are just ‘passionate’ about their beliefs( anti-white)
3) It’s an expression of Racial Pride!!
4) It’s a venting of 500 years of racial persecution.
5) An exercise of Multiculturalism
6) Conservatives should celebrate this as an example of diversity.
Black racism is truly everywhere. Disgusting...and double-disgusting that nobama, our great leader, apparently supports it.
Thankfully, that POS is dead.
A clear case of hula bashing
Why isn't the administrator being fired for lying? There is NOTHING about that piñata that resembles a hula dancer and there is nothing about traditional hula 'Polynesian' dancers that's 'white.' Naahhhh, the theme in this sick administrator's mind is, "you beat white women and you'll be rewarded with candy or some other tasty treat."
Blacks should be meeting with opposition to fortify their hand in this upcoming election.
There is no color in politics other than green. Obama loathes the minority portion of his base. Their only use is their vote. Once he's got that in a second term, they are dog meat.
Why is it OK to beat stars? What has any star done to you other than provide warmth and energy so you can live?
Race relations in Mogadishu on the Mississippi. Instead of “why can’t we just all get along?”, it’s now “why can’t we just show you how we really feel about you?”
Wouldn’t it be odd if there were Skittles inside the pinata?
It looks more like a girl in shorts. Where’s the grass skirt, if it’s supposed to a hula dancer?
It occurs to me that we should avoid getting sucked into the vacuum of political correctness.
When you’re a kid, the pinata you’re hitting doesn’t represent anything other than an inanimate object which happens to be a bag full of candy.
“Wouldnt it be odd if there were Skittles inside the pinata?”
I wouldn’t be surpised
And a tire around your neck in South Memphis is nothing more than a game.............
I used to consider Manning a rational person but when he pronounced that George Zimmerman “murdered” Trayvon Martin I turned him off. When Alan Dershowitz says there is no evidence to support the charge there is NO evidence to support the charge and certainly no reason to pronounce a verdict before the trial.
Hawaiian luau + Mexican-style piñata + white woman with the black kids from da hood beating the sh** out of it. Son, I say Son, THAT is diversity we can all believe in. Or maybe “Vocational Training”.
No, that's the reality you've created and have pushed upon the rest of America.
Unless the white woman pinata had a very fat butt, I’d say the black males wouldn’t hit it.
Just f’ing wow. They should have said it was a Palin piñata and then it would be 1st Amendment protected Free Speech.
Just as Vladmir Lenin himself was really nothing more than the top useful idiot to the cause of self destruction disguised as “justice” but appealing mostly to an infantile pursuit of self fulfillment, those who think they need to stir up a race war in 2012 are as foolish as the average democrat voter whose vision runs about as deep as the radius of that tire you mention.
No offense but you haven't spent any time around inner-city kids, have you?
That image is wrong on so many levels...looks like one of the townships in South Africa during apartheid
whut, not burning tire around the white girl’s neck?
and BTW, that is NO hula girl or luau pinata, and we white folks who go to luaus know know the difference
What has any star done to you ....Think Alec Baldwin.
I want to see some white frats at this university do this to a black woman pinata and lets see what response they generate?
Forgive me. I'm not one that is a respecter of persons. I don't care who the messenger is. I only care about the message. Messengers are often flawed so for me... ignoring the message would be irresponsible and leave me in a constant state of ignorance. Maybe you're better at gleaning knowledge outta thin air I don't know but the Hon. Rev. James Manning's message, in my opinion and from what I hear when I am out and about, is dead on.
The raging antipathy between the races is NOT good and it's getting worse. Scripture tells us that in the end times "nation (ethnic group) shall rise against nation (ethnic group)" Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8 and Luke 21:10. Or put another way, race shall rise against race.
I believe we are witnessing the beginnings of the fulfillment of this prophecy manifesting right before our eyes.
Yup. Kids today aren’t the little innocent piñata hitters of yesterday.
What’s the problem, look at OJ and they will get away with it too!
Not racism, not hate? Black or white, it was a human shaped pinata, for goodness’ sakes, and that is evil pro-terrorist enough, imo. But, hey, that we notice it was done by black students is now making us look like we are the racist evil mongering ones...
Goes to show where the DHS and the FBI has got their heads screwed on wrong with the wording and perceptions of civil rights. Of course, now gays and muslims are jumping on that bandwaggon of hate, and it shows how government can pervert a cause.
No they are not. First they are dumbed down, and then they find a friend that will do the thinking for them: HATE. How convenient.
Obama is not intelligent. He is a dummy who found that hate could do the thinking for him, much like the Gollum in LOTR. It’s a cop out and a tool, like a possession that thinks.
And yet there are those puzzled as to why firearms and ammo sales are through the roof.
So you're okay with black kids being encouraged to beat the heck out of an image of a white woman? Wow.
(and check out the forehead...looks like Michelle going KLINGON)
I can’t help thinking that if I had a daughter, she’d look like that pinata.
Alright, good looks don’t run in my family.