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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: reasonisfaith

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.)


51 posted on 04/21/2012 7:41:27 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Zakeet

“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 (..????)


52 posted on 04/21/2012 7:45:23 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: edpc

Good one, I think. (I didn’t know pinatas were in the same joke.)


53 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Zakeet

Remember the outrage of that cake in the form of a screaming black person a few days ago?


54 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: B Knotts

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.


55 posted on 04/21/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Zakeet

Training.


56 posted on 04/21/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: the invisib1e hand

Now that you mention it, didn’t Pepsi have a Superbowl ad featuring black woman assaulting a blond white woman with a Pepsi can?


57 posted on 04/21/2012 8:11:58 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Leep

I guess it’s OK to have a pinata of a dark skinned hula dancer and nobody would ever think racism or effigy???????


58 posted on 04/21/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: duffee

It's hard to find good hula dancers.

59 posted on 04/21/2012 8:19:23 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Zakeet

Isn’t this a “hate crime”?

I guess not if the victim is white....


60 posted on 04/21/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Zakeet

She was White Pacific-Islander?! I always thoughts Hawaiins were a bit darker.


61 posted on 04/21/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: reasonisfaith

It occurs to me that we should avoid getting sucked into the vacuum of political correctness.


Shouldn’t we hold our enemy (by their declaration) to their own standards?

We should react EXACTLY the same way Sharpton/Jackson/etc... would react if it had been white kids and a black pinata.


62 posted on 04/21/2012 9:18:09 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Zakeet

A tip for the ignorant racist savages:

The real thing hits (or preferably shoots), back.


63 posted on 04/21/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Zakeet

Okay, so now it is pretty well established that blacks hate Jews, whites, and Hispanics. So they are now trying to branch out their racism against Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Gee, I figure once they decide to racially hate Native Americans, who is left?


64 posted on 04/21/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: khelus; liberalh8ter; ladyjane; duffee; Rides_A_Red_Horse

All I’m saying is that there are activists stirring up trouble, and we can choose whether to stay all mixed up in it, or recognize the trap for what it is, and get out and take a look at what’s going on.

And yes, the trap of self-deception closes its teeth upon the flesh of these activists—who go limping through their narcissistic fantasy of social justice—as tightly as it has gripped the bones of George Soros since his teenage years or before, and is that which killed Saul Alinsky before he ever knew his self inflicted error; the question is not can I figure out how to get this thing off my leg but will I ever see that while brain moves flesh only the heart’s ignition can set the turning of the cogwheels of the mind.


65 posted on 04/21/2012 9:29:00 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith
The students at U of M get along very well together. It's the Reverend Racepimp that is always stirring up trouble in Memphis.

Race relations in Memphis have come a loooog way since we moved here in 1971. Blacks did not go to white churches and even the obits were not in the paper.

66 posted on 04/21/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Diversity racists: Whitey, do as we say not as we do!

They get along fine while blacks are indoctrinated in “African American studies” which is like indoctrinating whites to understand why blacks are the enemy race because of all the murders and rapes committed against whites by their enemy, “the black race”? If they get along, it is purely surface. When the whistle blowers step up like in the Trayvon case, the carefully indoctrined black racist is unleashed.


67 posted on 04/21/2012 10:13:57 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Just the fact that they are beating a pinata meant to symbolize a human being of any race is in itself, disturbing.

Great way to raise those kids!

Talked w/ a black friend of mine about Obama last night. At best, she seems disappointed in him, and in Michelle, especially. She felt the issue of childhood obesity was very wimpy on the part of Michelle — who could have used her position to do so much more good than she has.

I didn’t argue with her over any of her points.


68 posted on 04/21/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: hal ogen

I have seen discrimination against whites at first hand, several times, and seen it against others much more frequently than I can forget. I lost two jobs to it, for sure, and there may have been as many as seven lost for me because of it.

And I’m mad as hell about it, even all these years later.


69 posted on 04/21/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Dis button is "S" for Splort. Don't make me use dis button! ~~ Unknown Kitteh)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yours is the kind of post that gets the right conversation going.


70 posted on 04/21/2012 11:03:48 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Chode

My mother taught me to go to a restaurant/cafe/etc with a guy and just watch him as he orders, talks to the waitress, and how much he tips her.

If he treated her with respect all the way through, then that was most likely how he was going to treat me, in the long run.

Very few men passed that test. I am often still apalled.


71 posted on 04/21/2012 11:04:37 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Dis button is "S" for Splort. Don't make me use dis button! ~~ Unknown Kitteh)
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To: spokeshave

Somehow, that pic seems fitting for how I imagine how she REALLY is. GAK!


72 posted on 04/21/2012 11:06:19 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Dis button is "S" for Splort. Don't make me use dis button! ~~ Unknown Kitteh)
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To: reasonisfaith; khelus; liberalh8ter; ladyjane; duffee

You used an awful lot of words to say “let’s do nothing.”

That doesn’t sound like “reason.”

To me, the reasonable thing would be to disarm your enemy. Incidently, I’m speaking from over two decades of military experience.


73 posted on 04/21/2012 11:22:07 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Also, their other favorite excuses are that it’s
1. a joke
2. we are too stupid to understand their satire


74 posted on 04/21/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: khelus

Animal Rights activists protested the tradational donkey?


75 posted on 04/21/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Zakeet

I’m surprised they weren’t firing hand guns.


76 posted on 04/21/2012 11:58:57 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Zakeet

The bright side of this is that just a few years ago we NEVER would have heard about this.


77 posted on 04/21/2012 12:08:37 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Monkey Face
your Mother was a very wise woman indeed...
78 posted on 04/21/2012 12:12:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Thanks! She was, indeed. But she was also funny and didn’t realize it. She was the First to coin the phrases, “It’s always darkest just before it goes totally black!” and “If it isn’t one dam* thing, it’s TWO dam* things!”

She has been gone over 30 years, but I really miss her! ;o]


79 posted on 04/21/2012 12:32:05 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Dis button is "S" for Splort. Don't make me use dis button! ~~ Unknown Kitteh)
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To: B Knotts

Makes me feel better already.


80 posted on 04/21/2012 12:33:07 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: blackdog; stylecouncilor

LOL


81 posted on 04/21/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

“So what you’re saying is because you believe he’s bought the media’s spin on the whole trayvon fiasco Manning’s opinions about blacks provoking whites to riot are wrong?”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Not really, I was just so disappointed that he would buy the media line on this so easily that I tuned him out. Maybe I will read what he has to say later but it seemed as though he had betrayed everything I thought he stood for.

I agree that he has been mostly dead on in the past but finding him jumping on the bandwagon against Zimmerman was as though I had read Thomas Sowell’s column and found him in support of Obamacare. I remember talking to one young man once who told me about coming home to find his wife in bed WITH ANOTHER WOMAN. I imagine he probably felt about the same way I did at seeing Manning calling Zimmerman a murderer.


82 posted on 04/21/2012 12:36:25 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Zakeet
Where is Al Sharpton when you need him?

Oh, he would be there if the white kids hung a noose from a tree.

83 posted on 04/21/2012 12:49:54 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: LibsRJerks

She felt the issue of childhood obesity was very wimpy on the part of Michelle — who could have used her position to do so much more good than she has.


I did not expect a radical Black woman to address the real problems of the left’s doctrines that are demoralizing, enraging and launching children into a life of dehumanization, crime and death. She has spent her life promoting all that thinking darkness is Black power. But I have studied the subject for a long time with great men like Thomas Sowell.

But I can see how your friend may have hoped Michelle would be loving and wise to see through what is happening. I think honorable people who went along with Obama and Michelle did not realize they were Nation of Islam type people nor do they understand what that means in terms of a dark, racist anti-American mentality. What a combination of social and political ideologies - communism and black racism! That is a promise to make everything worse.


84 posted on 04/21/2012 12:51:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; reasonisfaith; khelus; liberalh8ter; ladyjane; duffee
I have to agree. We Caucasians have kept our mouths shut and in doing so, have let ourselves be railroaded. While I personally don't know anyone who possesses any “white guilt”, I also don't know anyone who has personally and publicly confronted the Sharpton’s and Jackson's with cold, hard facts. It's time that we put a stop to this nonsense.
85 posted on 04/21/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Zakeet

I’m about to the point where I think white people should start a few race riots when things like this happen. I’m starting to feel like the kid who’s always getting beat up by bullies because he never fights back.


86 posted on 04/21/2012 1:45:11 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Kenton

Hoo-RAH!


87 posted on 04/21/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Dis button is "S" for Splort. Don't make me use dis button! ~~ Unknown Kitteh)
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To: Zakeet

Did anyone tell the kids it looks like Obama’s mother?


88 posted on 04/21/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

If I had a daughter who went to University of Memphis, she’d look a lot like that pinata............


89 posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:53 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: windcliff

Unless the pinata had a very wide bottom, I’d say the black males wouldn’t hit it.


90 posted on 04/21/2012 2:17:42 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Two decades of military experience would teach you first how to identify your enemy.


91 posted on 04/21/2012 2:22:19 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: liberalh8ter

Skin color was created by God.

Al Sharpton is not merely a liar—he’s a professional liar. Jesse Jackson is the same thing.

Al Sharpton doesn’t define the battle. If Sharpton and Jackson are trying to say the fight is between blacks and whites, you can bet your bottom dollar that the fight is really something vastly different.


92 posted on 04/21/2012 2:26:10 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Monkey Face
i can see why
93 posted on 04/21/2012 3:14:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: blackdog

LOL


94 posted on 04/21/2012 3:36:18 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Safetgiver

You got me. I was thinking “twinkle” and you were thinking “tinkle”.


95 posted on 04/21/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet

Come to Texas, MF.


96 posted on 04/21/2012 6:02:50 PM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: edpc

Actually, thats a good photo. Will help when CWII starts.


97 posted on 04/21/2012 6:04:26 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: khelus

Those are similar kinds we use some times at our family parties. Don’t have to be Hispanic to enjoy pinatas.
Some great ones can be found in Mexican markets.
At good prices.

Our younger granddaughters would be somewhat upset at whacking ‘Dora’ or ‘Hello Kitty’ to death - - - actually, watching their older cousins eventually do the ‘dirty deed.’


98 posted on 04/21/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: khelus

You are so right. Go to any pinata store.... there aren’t many little white girls or boys. They’re mostly festive designs or animals. Or a clown.


99 posted on 04/21/2012 6:55:35 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: freeagle; khelus
You are so right. Go to any pinata store.... there aren’t many little white girls or boys. They’re mostly festive designs or animals. Or a clown.

When I was a kid, the pinata we whacked was a donkey, as I recall.

100 posted on 04/21/2012 6:59:31 PM PDT by thecodont
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