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Larry Arnn apologizes for 'dark ones' statement
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/hillsdale-college-president-larry-arnn-apologizes-for-dark-ones-statement ^

Posted on 08/01/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?

It's big news here. I'm not sure of the details but Paul W. Smith WJR radio this morning was livid.

Apparently the race baiting media has found a story in the least likely spot. Hillsdale College.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: diversity; hillsdale; hillsdalecollege; pc; racism
(WXYZ) - The president of Hillsdale College is apologizing for remarks some state lawmakers found racially offensive.

During a subcommittee hearing in Lansing, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn spoke out against the state adopting common core standards in reading, writing and math.

"They said we violated the standards for diversity because we didn't have enough dark ones, is I guess what they meant."

Arnn later explained he made the statement because he didn't approve of the government interfering with how his private college is run. Arnn says he wasn't trying to insult the federal and state government officials who tried to document the races of Hillsdale students, which the college does not do.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/hillsdale-college-president-larry-arnn-apologizes-for-dark-ones-statement#ixzz2aj5RQuqW

1 posted on 08/01/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

THOU SHALT NOT TELL THE TRUTH


2 posted on 08/01/2013 7:08:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

I like that they don’t keep track of the ‘race’ of any student. It should not matter


3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
At least Arnn didn't describe one of these:


4 posted on 08/01/2013 7:10:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

So he didn’t meet their racial profiling standards?

Why is it okay for government to racially profile?

Diversity standards = racial profiling.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 7:11:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Paladin2

What is that?.......


6 posted on 08/01/2013 7:17:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Think Don Imus and a certain bassetball team.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 7:19:17 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

I guess “BLACK” is the only accepted means of referring to people of the darker colors these days.

When I was a lad 60 years ago we called them colored.
Their organization is still called the National Association for the Advancement of colored People, even though we cannot call them Colored People any longer.

The older respected blacks were called Aunt and Uncle.
Terms they hate with a passion now. Blacks go out of their way to pronounce Aunt with the Ahnt sound from those days.

We had a couple wanting to rent the hall for a wedding and in her desire to please them the girl who was bartender asked, What type of drinks do you people wish to have.

Good gawd you would have thought she used the N word.
They went off like cannons. “What do you mean “YOu People”, the girl meant to do nothing but please, but these people went off and demanded an apology and wanted the girl fired. It’s awful hard to fire volunteers.

Yes do not call tham “You People” The “Dark set”, “colored” or anything they can misconstrue.
We have to stick with black I suppose although few of them are actually black, but many shades of darker skin. Oh crap I said darker.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 7:19:56 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
"They said we violated the standards for diversity because we didn't have enough dark ones, is I guess what they meant."

What an incredibly STUPID way to phrase whatever point he was trying to make! He is a president of a college, and should know better than to make a public statement with such stupid wording. A better statement would have been something along the lines of "Since we don't judge students or applicants by the color of their skin, we are somehow violating standards for diversity..."

9 posted on 08/01/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Venturer

What about H0lder’s “My People”?


10 posted on 08/01/2013 7:23:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Okay.............


11 posted on 08/01/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

dark ones.....?
My parents came from Sicily, I hope he was not talking about me.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 7:23:25 AM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
The leftists cannot be happy with Hillsdale College. It's conservative, doesn't accept gummit funding and, evidently, does not track race. Good for Hillsdale!

It was just a matter of time before they (lefties) found something to pick on Hillsdale about. I'd imagine the IRSS (and other gummit branches) have been on the hunt, as well.

13 posted on 08/01/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: VRWCmember
I still think we should be classifying peeps by skin color as expressed in a triad of RGB Hex numbers (e.g. 2F4732) based on an actual measurement of the reflectivity of the person's melanin.

It would be way more nuanced than the two binary bins currently used.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 7:26:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Venturer

Is B - + lack acceptable.......for now?


15 posted on 08/01/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: BilLies

Easy pisano let’s not start wacking people.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 7:27:47 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Red Badger

You’re a smart guy; Search “Don Imus” AND “basketball team”.....


17 posted on 08/01/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I knew exactly what he meant and the simple fact is that the left would react the same way if he had specified "Indonesian, SE asian, Central and South American, African American etc. The left has a seething hatred of Hillsdale college because it operates almost completely without leftist controls and is getting even better all the time.

Hillsdale college is one of the first if not the first college in the country to admit black students. Frederick Douglass spoke at Hillsdale college on at least a couple of occasions.

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18 posted on 08/01/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

I have to wonder if it was wise to apologize. It’s never enough.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 7:39:14 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and Liberty

“All I ask is, give him (the Negro) a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone . … If you see him going into a workshop, just let him alone — your interference is doing him a positive injury.” Thus spoke Frederick Douglass 140 years ago, at the end of the Civil War.

Douglass, in his 1865 speech, stressed this desire for liberty alone. A former slave himself, Douglass shunned special privileges. “Everybody has asked the question, … ‘What shall we do with the Negro?’ I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us!”

20 posted on 08/01/2013 7:46:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
Hillsdale College is top-notch... a rare haven for conservative-thinking students... why did he apologize? stop apologizing... i swear, people who are offended at anything think much too highly of themselves! unless one is the Creator of the heavens and earth, Master of the Universe--one does not have the right to take offense at anything! sheesh...

Jesus, while mocked, whipped, nailed to the cross, with every justification to take offense, did no such thing... are we higher than He? are we at His level? no--not one...

21 posted on 08/01/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

He needn’t have apologized for anything, except for letting PC creep into Hillsdale.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 8:40:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: cripplecreek
I'm a bit pressed for time. I've got a business to run, so I can't look it up right now. But a recent grad from Hillsdale called in to Paul W. and told about how several generals and (I think) four black colleges were spawned from Hillsdale grads after the Civil War.

It would be very interesting to see the transcript of what Mr. Arnn actually said.

I know this racist / offensive claim was in this mornings 2 main Detroit papers, MLive, WJR & WXYZ

23 posted on 08/01/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
Sorry, but I'm sick to death of all these apologies to black people (read: The two ghetto pimps Al and Jesse) for supposed racist remarks. I want the blacks of Detroit to apologize to my family for destroying that once great city.

I've had it with angry Black folks demanding apologies for anything even remotely resembling racism, while they push their filthy rap/thug/gangsta music which has done more harm to them than “creepy a$$ crakas” ever will.

FUJJ...FUAS...FUNAALCP!

24 posted on 08/01/2013 8:53:45 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Red Badger; Paladin2

It looks like a gardening tool with a bunch carpet pile on its head. :-)


25 posted on 08/01/2013 8:55:11 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Add ‘dark ones’ to the list of policitally correct prohibited words. In fact, just add everything you say or do, or don’t say or don’t do if you are a normal White or Christian.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Fascism is wrong even when practiced by the government.)
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To: rwa265

Its a member of the Nappyhoe tribe.


27 posted on 08/01/2013 8:59:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: I want the USA back

It was basically a response to a question about how Hillsdale college measures their diversity. They don’t officially record their diversity and Arnn simply measures diversity by looking around and counting the dark faces.

I had a liberal boss once who was preoccupied with race and he would literally call the temp service and tell them how many black faces and how many white faces he wanted.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Paul W. Smith was livid? Was he livid at Arnn or at the PC media?


29 posted on 08/01/2013 9:22:51 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: cripplecreek; FrdmLvr
I think you missed the main point Crip, it was the State of Michigan who sent folks into Hillsdale out of concern for lack of diversity who were counting the "dark faces". I believe this came about because the College didn't have any stats based on race counting to share.

And I believe, Mr Arnn was relating this story to the congress-critters when all this b.s. started.

So FrdmLvr, Paul W. had a writer of one these articles -Freep? that he was screaming at. 'You don't manufacture a story like this out of nothing....' Or something like that.

30 posted on 08/01/2013 10:31:08 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Yeah that’s the story I’m getting now.

Someone else was checking diversity by looking for dark faces. (Profiling)


31 posted on 08/01/2013 11:58:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

This may be hard for many to believe, but I am a Hillsdale graduate and my freshman year I had a black room mate. An excellent person I might add, who graduated and is a professional.

And I am offended by these profiling fascists who wish nothing but to harm the home of conservative theory and Austrian econiomics, and by any means they can.


32 posted on 08/01/2013 1:07:56 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22
One must be niggardly with the words one chooses.

Some words, even if used in the correct context, and the etymology has no history connected with the possible offensive word that it may or may not sound like, can highlight the ignorance and/or lack of discipline of certain people to properly learn the word itself.

It is a sad day that people in today's world would rather use their skin color, race, gender, disorder, etc. to define themselves, rather than their intelligence, moral fortitude, work ethic, and/or "content of character" (thank you, Dr. King).

BTW, the "Dark Ones" refer to the Irish people who are actually seals. Officially, called Selkies, but called 'dark ones' when born with dark hair and darker skin than the more dominant fair Irish skin and hair...

33 posted on 08/01/2013 3:09:24 PM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

When we were little my little sister was told by my dad that the bananas were not spoiled black, they were ripe. So, later, when talking of “colored people” (this was the late 60’s) she quipped, “They’re not black, they ripe.”


34 posted on 08/01/2013 3:33:49 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: longfellow

:) Bang your dead.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 4:37:09 PM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: CodeToad
That's funny. My Mom used to tell a story about my little sister seeing black people in a car parked at a light. According to Mom, little sis said, 'Oooohhh, wash your face! Wash your face.'
36 posted on 08/01/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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