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Deep question: Is a Hump Day camel racist?
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Posted on 05/16/2014 10:57:11 AM PDT by chessplayer

Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.

The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.

But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.


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KEYWORDS: bestiality; camels; humpday; islam
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1 posted on 05/16/2014 10:57:11 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
M E R S !............DON'T KISS THE CAMELS !
2 posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: chessplayer
....and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.

I got their 'racial insensitivity' right here....

3 posted on 05/16/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

4 posted on 05/16/2014 10:59:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: chessplayer

Rather sexist, I’m pretty sure...


5 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:44 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Red Badger

What is the muzzies’ start humping the camel like they do in their backwards sand countries?


6 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:45 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: chessplayer

They were complaining that the camel was culturally incentive to middle easterners...
I figured they’d say he was racist toward AA’s due to the voice.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger
M E R S !..........DON'T KISS HUMP THE CAMELS!

There. Fixed.

8 posted on 05/16/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: max americana

Beastiality Marriage?...................


9 posted on 05/16/2014 11:02:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

I always thought it came across as speciesist.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: chessplayer
No history majors in the group? Well, only revisionist history.

Here in Arizona it is pretty well known that camels were imported in the 1850's as an experiment by the US Army.

11 posted on 05/16/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: chessplayer

Will there be a jockey for that camel?


12 posted on 05/16/2014 11:03:56 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: null and void

But you can smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!....................but not inside, of course...........or your car...........or around children...........or in some parks.............or in amusement parks..............or in ball stadiums.................or.................


13 posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: chessplayer

Only if it’s pictured with an Arab humping it.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: MNDude

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15 posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: chessplayer
More proof that no education is actually taking place on our college campuses.

These budding young Einsteins don't know that "hump" day refers to Wednesday as in "over the hump" of the workweek toward Friday? The analogy refers to a hill or mountain. It has nothing to do with the Middle East. It's just coincidence that Camels have humps.

Geez. I know they are worse than ignorant about history, but they don't even know popular culture???

16 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:15 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: chessplayer
Guess What Day It Is?


17 posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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18 posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: null and void

oooh, you’re such a naughty boy today! heeheehee


19 posted on 05/16/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: chessplayer

“Middle Eastern” is NOT a race.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: colorado tanker

They are saying just bringing the camel on campus is racist toward middle easterners.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: colorado tanker

Speaking of popular culture... have you ever seen the commercial on TV that shows a camel walking through an office and he says, “Mike Mike Mike... do you know what day it is???”

Mike rolls his eyes and the camel says, “it’s huuuuump daaaaay!!”

Perhaps that is what the kids were thinking of in planning this event.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT by bearkat
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To: chessplayer

I think I’m about damn ready to move to Russia.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: colorado tanker
All they know how to do is run their mouths, text and take selfies. Everything else forget about it.
24 posted on 05/16/2014 11:15:59 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: chessplayer
Right, parading around a camel for the bystanders to admire and pet would be racist, because Middle Easterners might be offended. Ditto zebras (which might offend Africans - well, not White Africans... so, I guess I mean African-American Africans). Showing kangaroos would DEFINITELY offend Australians (White Australians, or only African-American Australians? It's hard to figure). Latin Americans would probably riot if the university showed up with llamas, right?

I wonder what animal would be offensive to light-complexioned Americans? To Europeans?

What the university should do is announce that they were gonna show swine, but then decided that it might be offensive to - I don't know - North Dakotans. If asked to explain that, university representatives could demonstrate their Political Correctness by saying that every Minnesotan knows that North Dakotans are pigs.

That just goes to show how convoluted Political Correctness has become nowadays.

Regards,

25 posted on 05/16/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Shimmer1

How could I possibly avoid the double entendré of “hump” in a camel thread???


26 posted on 05/16/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: chessplayer
Is there a committee somewhere who thinks these things up?

There are regional flora and fauna all over the world. Is referencing any of these things supposed to be insensitive?

Is a llama racist to South Americans? Was the Dr. Doolittle movie insensitive because of the Pushmi-Pullyu?

Was the Disney cartoon Lady and the Tramp insensitive because of the Siamese cats?

This is what happens when we don't teach the children reading, writing, and arithmetic in grade school. They go on to focus on this mush when they (somehow) get into college.

-PJ

27 posted on 05/16/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chessplayer
"....and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures."

How does THAT work? The presence of a camel, in and of itself, shouldn't be offensive to anyone. Now, if you put a put a bumper sticker on the back of the camel that said, "I brake for Al Qaeda", THEN you might have an argument.

Is the Arab League boycotting zoos and circuses now?

28 posted on 05/16/2014 11:20:59 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: chessplayer
Guess this guy's racist too


29 posted on 05/16/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

Well, there is a reason they call camels the “ships of the desert.”


30 posted on 05/16/2014 11:22:22 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: chessplayer; bearkat
Wouldn't that be like saying having a horse on campus offends Kentuckians?

What do those kids have for brains?

31 posted on 05/16/2014 11:23:09 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: chessplayer

A sheep is easier, you don’t need a ladder, just put her hind legs in your boots!


32 posted on 05/16/2014 11:24:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Political Junkie Too

You know I used to wonder how the German people could have been so blind as to follow Hitler? Now I see exactly how! So many people are either outright stupid or bat $hit crazy!


33 posted on 05/16/2014 11:24:40 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: chessplayer

get the right kind of camel and maybe the kids won’t complain

an interspecific homosexual male camel

that should keep all the noisy college boys happy...


34 posted on 05/16/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Political Junkie Too

“Was the Disney cartoon Lady and the Tramp insensitive because of the Siamese cats?”

No, not because of the Siamese cats.

But gross insensitivity was displayed by referring to the poor, under represented, non-privileged, homeless character as a “tramp”. (sarc)


35 posted on 05/16/2014 11:30:17 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

Are we taklin one humpers or two humpers?


36 posted on 05/16/2014 11:38:03 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Unfortunately there is a female dog in heat around here and the male Pit Bull goes crazy and humps everyones legs. Those claws hurt. lol.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 11:39:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DocJhn

That’s related to the topic, somehow....


38 posted on 05/16/2014 11:40:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

Saw camels at the Zoo today.

When we left I said: Now we are back in The Jungle!


39 posted on 05/16/2014 11:41:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: chessplayer

Does ANYONE have fun in Minnesota anymore?


40 posted on 05/16/2014 11:43:13 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: chessplayer

Camels are native to North and South America and migrated to Asia on the land bridge between Alaska and Russia


41 posted on 05/16/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: defconw

You got that right, and there’s no better place to quickly find em than at “our esteemed” universities.

I would think by now that the UofM Golden Gophers mascot would have been attacked by some PC pinhead.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: chessplayer

“Middle Eastern” is NOT a race.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: chessplayer

The Irish would go NUTS if an Irish Terrier was brought on campus./s

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44 posted on 05/16/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT by Mears
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To: chessplayer

I didn’t realize camels had a race. I didn’t rralize there os a race called “middle east.” I guess the fact that camels have been brought all over the world as work animals is racist. And why would anyone be offended by seeing a camel? If anything I am offended this is only a one humped dromedary and not a two humped model. Lousy humpists!


45 posted on 05/16/2014 12:00:51 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: DocJhn

“Are we taklin one humpers or two humpers?”

Clearly the “one humper” is under privileged and at a distinct disadvantage from both a physical, social and economic standpoint.

The two humper, by its very nature, is the root cause of hump inequality.

Because of this inequality, one humpers languish in self-loathing and find their only meaningful outlets in vice.

Only through the forced re-distribution of humps can we ever hope to achieve equality and equal opportunity for all camels.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 12:01:53 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: chessplayer
I am sick to death of everyone FURIOUSLY working and BURROWING into every LITTLE issue to become HORRIBLY offended.

I hereby seek to purposefully offend every muther*****er I can.

47 posted on 05/16/2014 12:02:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe we should have let the kiddies play with Joe Camel after all.

-PJ

48 posted on 05/16/2014 12:10:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chessplayer

:: and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures ::

And how does that work since...
The arabic and other Middle-eastern cultures are considered caucasian?

IOW, they be crackahs, too!


49 posted on 05/16/2014 12:17:11 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: chessplayer

If middle easterners are offended by camels, why are there so many camels in the middle east?


50 posted on 05/16/2014 12:25:28 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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