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.
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.
The kids are’nt the one who organized the event or set the agenda for fun and games or who bought the pinata, it was most likely an adult and either an employee of UM or the school the children attend and I would bet a dollar to a donut they knew exactly what they were doing.(My wife just got back from the donut store and that would be ten dollars to a donut, as a kid I bought donuts 3 for a dime.)
“The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer.”
It wasn’t a white women being clubbed with a a stick. Its ok because it was only polynesian women being clubbed with a stick (..????)
Good one, I think. (I didn’t know pinatas were in the same joke.)
Remember the outrage of that cake in the form of a screaming black person a few days ago?
Just imagine—if the headline read White Students beat pinata shaped like a Black Woman? What would be the result in the media? Imagine the endless shows on MSM—The Talking heads—the marches—etc... I am starting to think where in the rage? Maybe the KKK needs to return to the public forum for balance.
Now that you mention it, didn’t Pepsi have a Superbowl ad featuring black woman assaulting a blond white woman with a Pepsi can?
I guess it’s OK to have a pinata of a dark skinned hula dancer and nobody would ever think racism or effigy???????
It's hard to find good hula dancers.
Isn’t this a “hate crime”?
I guess not if the victim is white....