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Black Students Beat Piņata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)
The College Fix / Fox News ^ | April 17, 2012

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? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism?

No, actually it isn’t. 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.

It’s a sad thing when a few kids can’t swing at a piñata without unleashing an avalanche of racial grievances. But that’s the reality we live in.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: blackkk; dncracismatwork; dojvscrackers; florida; georgezimmerman; holderspeople; memphis; race; racism; tennessee; trayvonmartin; umemphisracism
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To: Zakeet

The pinata could have been a coon dog instead.


101 posted on 04/21/2012 7:03:41 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Zakeet

When did a pinata become a part of American culture?


102 posted on 04/21/2012 7:28:26 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Tupelo
Or maybe “Vocational Training”.

What is this the Mike Tyson Technical Institute or the OJ Simpson School for the Gifted? /s

103 posted on 04/21/2012 10:43:05 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Zakeet

I’ll give them a pass on this one even though blacks wouldn’t if the situation were reversed and white kids were beating a black pinata.


104 posted on 04/21/2012 11:25:28 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: raybbr

‘When did a pinata become a part of the American culture?’

It spread thru the country as soon as kids realized they were being deprived of picking up and eating candy from the ground after wildly swinging a stick at the air while blindfolded.
(And sometimes nailing a family member - - -)


105 posted on 04/22/2012 4:25:08 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

Hmmm...an Obama pinata for the fourth of July...


106 posted on 04/22/2012 5:59:15 AM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1

‘Obama Pinata’

Woo Hoo - grand idea!
Eggs - cellent!
Grab one of those star-shaped pinatas, fill it with arugala, funny munny from his ‘stash,’ and some Hope and Change, attach the Fairey Foto, and watch the adults wail away!

We’re passed frustrated and want/need to do SOMEthing - - this is a harmless oportunity!


107 posted on 04/22/2012 2:17:26 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: reasonisfaith

When you are a child, you are very easily influenced. Parents and teachers know this. At what point is this a mistake? If a mistake, the judgment of the teachers is is serious question. Their answer to the call on their judgment is indicative.

A Hula Pinata.

So, silly me, I looked up Hula Pinatas and there is actually such a thing! Saw over a dozen models of them, but strangely enough, they all had on green grass skirts.

Perhaps in fairness to the poor Irish they tore the skirt off of the white woman before they hung her up for the black boys to beat on?

108 posted on 04/24/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Cvengr
Obama proves he has nothing against Pinata's!


109 posted on 04/24/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel; Lazamataz

Would Laz hit it?


110 posted on 04/24/2012 6:15:05 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Nah, Laz is smart enough to photoshop in a green grass skirt.


111 posted on 04/28/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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