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.
She was White Pacific-Islander?! I always thoughts Hawaiins were a bit darker.
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.
A tip for the ignorant racist savages:
The real thing hits (or preferably shoots), back.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yours is the kind of post that gets the right conversation going.
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.
Somehow, that pic seems fitting for how I imagine how she REALLY is. GAK!
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.
Also, their other favorite excuses are that it’s
1. a joke
2. we are too stupid to understand their satire
Animal Rights activists protested the tradational donkey?
I’m surprised they weren’t firing hand guns.
The bright side of this is that just a few years ago we NEVER would have heard about this.
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]
Makes me feel better already.