Skip to comments.Discarded Banana Peel Causes Racial Hysteria at Ole Miss
Posted on 08/31/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT by Kaslin
There is a raging controversy within the University of Mississippis Greek Life community regarding race relations and bananas.
A Greek Life leader accidentally sparked mass hysteria after he placed a banana peel on a tree in the woods -- because he could not find a trash can.
The Daily Mississippian reports that three black students found the banana peel -- and were apparently triggered by what they saw.
"To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset," the interim director of fraternity and sorority life wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper.
The president of one sorority told the newspaper that "bananas have historically been used to demean black people."
I always thought bananas were historically used to make banana pudding.
It's unclear how many were triggered by the banana peel - but the fear and trepidation was so great that a meeting was convened at the campground. The Daily Mississippian described what happened:
"The massive discussion session wrapped up as more and more students stood and left the room - some in tears, some in frustration. NPHC members began texting friends to come and pick them up from the camp since no one had been allowed to drive his or her car up to the retreat. The remainder of the retreat was canceled later that night," the newspaper reported.
It sounds as if terrified Ole Miss students were stampeding through the woods weeping and wailing as they sought psychological refuge from the banana peel.
An Ole Miss spokesman confirmed there was some sort of incident.
We are aware of the situation and are working to address it through appropriate channels, the spokesman told me. Since we became aware of what occurred at the fraternity and sorority communitys retreat, UM staff acted quickly in an effort to engage in discussion with students.
Does that mean Ole Miss will ban racially-offensive fruit and vegetables from campus dining halls? Has there been a call to banish banana nut bread or ice cream sundaes or heaven forbid - banana pudding?
The young man who discarded the banana peel - profusely apologized and said he meant no harm but I doubt its going to make much difference.
"I want to sincerely apologize for the events that took place this past weekend," the student wrote in a letter to the newspaper. "Although unintentional, there is no excuse for the pain that was caused to members of our community."
In retrospect - the young man would have been better off just tossing the peel on the ground. It's better to be a litterbug than to be falsely accused of being a racist.
I imagine the only thing that could have possibly been more offensive -- would have been eating the banana while watching Gone with the Wind.
Gonna try and enjoy my morning smoothie before they march to ban bananas.
Wow, you can’t make this stuff up.
THIS IS NOT THE ONION!!!
Sure glad they didn’t find a chicken leg....;)
You got that right. This time it’s The Banana.
p.s let’s ban Banarama before anyone gets triggered by the name. It sounds like it’s a “ cruel summer “ for these snowflakes.
This is just another example of the irrational emotional thinking on many of our college campuses.
I thought education was to teach us to analyze facts and make intelligent decisions.
Next, white paper will be determined to be racist!!!
> “Although unintentional, there is no excuse for the pain that was caused to members of our community.”
At what point are people going to realize this is insanity?
[”To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset,”]
I sure hope none of these liberal snowflakes go into a grocery store. I saw bunches and bunches the other night. Perhaps 300 or more.
I was hyperventilating and screaming but ... somehow ... managed ... to .... crawl .... to ... the register.
Where I checked out with like 10-12.
Oh, the horror. Gotta go post about my experience on FakeBook.
It’s not about what many blacks think about bananas - it’s about what they think of white people.
They need to invite the various folks involved to an end-of-the-summer social to talk things out.
Cater in some Chick-fil-a, and end it with an old fashioned southern watermelon cutting. for dessert.
Thing is, it was probably some lily white kid with purple hair who got all upset.
The absurdity of it... and the fact that the banana eater apologized for their outrage? Sheesh
I can’t wait until these coddled snowflakes get out of school and hit the job market and real life.
“Although unintentional, there is no excuse for the pain that was caused to members of our community.”
What should have happened:
Black student: I saw something racist and I’m triggered.
Administrator: What was it?
Black student: A discarded banana peel.
Administrator: (laughs uncontrollably)
note to HR
Hire no black Ole Miss grads in the future
I am refreshed that this old uneducated retired guy added a new made up word to his vocabulary this morning called triggered. I always thought triggered meant when I upgraded my AR-15 and AR-10 platforms with new match triggers. Great day it is!
Am I getting this right? They are really trying to claim that a white person placed a banana in the woods as “bait” to get a black person to walk out there and be lynched? Is this actually happening?
He was not falsely accused. White people are racist by PC definition. and homophobic and Islamophobic and gynophobic, just seething bundles of fears and hates.
Black people, on the other hand are Musaphobic in the extreme.
They think of white people as malevolent bananas?
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