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  • The Vilification of Student Activists at Yale

    11/10/2015 2:00:14 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    Th Atlantic ^ | 11/10/2015 | Gillian B. White
    The first time I saw a friend wearing blackface I was a freshman in college. I was stunned. I was hurt. I was enraged. But more than anything, I was confused. He thought it was funny, albeit controversial. But to me it wasn’t a joke; it was pointed mockery. I imagined him laughing and joking as his friends painted his skin. I couldn’t understand why he would so callously and easily disrespect me and those like me, for fun. Now I have come to expect such acts, and the conversations that surround them, as routine displays of disrespect and cultural...
  • Anti-Redskins Tribal Leader Decries Redskins as Offensive, While Donning Blackface for Halloween

    11/05/2015 8:57:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST | Dylan Gwinn
    Filed under the heading of "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up," I give you Terry Rambler, who is the Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Rambler was in DC recently to represent his tribe at Tribal Nations Conference. He is also a signatory to a pledge calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, because racism. With me so far? Good. While in DC, Rambler decided to partake in Halloween festivities where he dressed up as Bob Marley. Okay, no worries. Perfectly acceptable Halloween costume. Except for a certain altering of the facial complexion that...
  • Mets Otello casting begs the question: Is whitewash better than blackface?

    08/08/2015 1:59:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | August 7, 2015 | Aria Umezawa
    In a move that many would consider basic human decency, the Metropolitan Opera in New York has decided to break from tradition, and forgo the use of blackface in its upcoming production of Verdis Otello (based on Shakespeares Othello). The decision, which should have been a no-brainer, has been met with resounding positivity and a general sense of self-congratulation. Met general manager Peter Gelb is quoted as saying, I realize its a sensitive issue. We feel that its the appropriate direction for this production and were happy with that decision. Quite frankly, [director Bartlett Sher] and I have talked about...
  • Meet the woman whose video about George Takei went viral

    07/07/2015 5:34:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    To the chagrin of progressives, especially those who are African American, we have not heard the last from this remarkable young woman. She plans to keep making videos. Patty has a bright future ahead of her no matter what she intends to do Patty, who for obvious reasons does not want her full name used, operates the Facebook page, Young, Black and Conservative. On Friday she uploaded a video in response to comments actor George Takei made about Justice Clarence Thomass remarks in his dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court same sex marriage case. Takei called the only African American...
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...
  • George Takei: An Intellectually Honest Liberal in a Dishonest Tribe

    07/04/2015 5:28:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 68 replies ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    The conservative world exploded in outrage over George Takei's blatantly racist remark calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," but they all got this story wrong. Takei is a very rare bird: an intellectually honest liberal. I'm not going to cover in detail what Takei said and what Justice Thomas wrote. You can read about it here, here, and here. To sum up, Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent onObergefell v. Hodges(the gay marriage case, for those who have hid their heads in a bag for the last two weeks)that the government doesn't bestow dignity and humanity...
  • George Takeitoo dumb to be a real racist

    07/04/2015 4:20:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Just because Takei had the ability to memorize such great lines Aye aye, captain, does not mean he has any smarts. And, as far as intelligence in actors goes, Takei is no Ronald Reagan. Hes not even a Kim Kardashian As everyone who does not depend on the left wing mainstream media for news knows by now, actor and gay rights spokesman, George Takei, is not too pleased with what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion in the gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges. Of the only black justice on the Supreme Court of the United...
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomass dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 102 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a clown in blackface

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • The Dutch blackface holiday tradition has no place in the 21st century

    12/08/2014 11:52:29 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | By Karen Attiah
    <p>Two years ago, I was a freelance reporter on the island of Curacao, a former Dutch colony and a territory once key to the European slave trade in the New World. Within a few months, I began making friends, picking up some Dutch and Papiamento (the local, Creolized language) and absorbing a bit of the culture. Before arriving there, I had been aware of the Dutch holiday tradition of Sinterklaas (something like Santa Claus) and his mischievous helper-slave Zwarte Piet (or Black Pete). I knew that many white Dutch loved to dress up as Zwarte Piet by painting their faces black and their lips bright red and donning curly wigs. I thought I was ready to face this character, who is bumbling, mischievous and dimwitted, but nevertheless kind to children.</p>
  • Al Barron Reinstated as Monroe Public School Teacher

    06/01/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by madison10 · 7 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | June 1, 2014 | Ray Kisonas
    Monroe Middle School teacher Al Barron who was suspended while the Monroe district investigated his teaching methods on African American history was reinstated....
  • Michigan teacher suspended for blackface lesson

    05/31/2014 12:52:06 PM PDT · by windcliff · 33 replies
    Thecelebritycafe ^ | 5-31-14 | Kyle Johnson
    A Monroe, Michigan middle-school teacher has been suspended after showing a video of people in blackface to his eighth-grade class. According to Monroe News, Alan Barron, who is weeks away from retiring, showed videos of white entertainers wearing blackface while discussing racial segregation and black history, but the class was cut short by an assistant principal who was in the classroom. Parents said that the school official believed the lesson plan to be racist. The 36-year teacher was placed on suspension by school officials while they investigate whether his lesson plan was actually racist. Adrienne Aaron, whose husband is African-American,...
  • Julianne Hough Dons Blackface for 'Orange Is the New Black' Halloween Costume

    10/27/2013 6:33:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 | Margaret Eby
    The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro added an unfortunate touch to her getup as character Crazy Eyes.Not a good look, Julianne Hough. The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro donned blackface on Friday night as part of her Halloween costume. The 25-year-old actress was portraying "Orange is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes, played on the hit Netflix series by Uzo Aduba. Hough hit the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party with a group of friends dressed as the cast of the show. For the occasion, Hough appears to have darkened the skin on her face and neck, as well as...
  • Dem Politician Defends Dressing in Afro and Blackface for Jewish Holiday

    02/25/2013 12:53:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party in the face of criticism he called political correctness to the absurd. Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his blog Monday that he doesnt understand the criticism swirling around Albany, and doesnt know why anyone would be offended by the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hikind hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses and...
  • Cornel West: Obama A Republican In Blackface, Black MSNBC Hosts Are Selling Their Souls

    11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    (I apologize if this has already been posted. I can't get the search function to work.) During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a Rockefeller Republican in blackface and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of selling their souls in support of a president who has been anything but progressive. I think that its morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on...
  • Cornel West Calls Obama a Rockefeller Republican in Blackface

    11/13/2012 7:52:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Non Profit Quarterly ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rick Cohen
    Despite some commentators giddy excitement about President Barack Obamas reelection, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took a different stand, calling out the president for some of the shortcomings of his administration and his reelection campaign on the issue of poverty. Of course, Smiley and West have their own critics, in part due to Wests occasional propensity to use highly charged language, such as his 2010 contention that Obamas policies led to racist effects. Speaking on Amy Goodmans Democracy Now! show, Smiley and West tore into the president. Calling Obama a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, West charged that its morally obscene...
  • Tom Hanks in race row over blacked-up man

    03/23/2012 5:00:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | March 23, 2012
    ......The two-minute clip shows Hanks hosting the castaway-themed auction in a room decorated to look like a jungle at the 18,000-a-year St Matthews Parish School in Pacific Palisades, California. As the blacked-up man takes the stage, Hanks quips that the Right-wing US commentator Bill OReilly, who has himself often been accused of racial insensitivity, has arrived....... ..........Hanks, who starred in the 2000 Hollywood film Castaway, recently narrated a 17-minute campaign video calling for President Barack Obamas re-election. In response to the auction video, Niger Innis, of the Congress of Racial Equality, said: I call upon President Obama, who has Tom...
  • Tom Hanks, Glenn Frey in 2004 racial shocker: Blackface, jokes at fundraising auction [VIDEO]

    03/20/2012 4:18:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/20/2012 | David Martosko
    Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows Hollywood screen legend Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey at a 2004 fundraising auction, playfully interacting with a white man dressed as an African native, complete with blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig. Hanks most recently provided the narration for The Road Weve Traveled, a 17-minute-long campaign video meant to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November. The fundraiser, held March 13, 2004 at St. Matthews Parish School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., featured Hanks and Frey as co-emcees. Children of both men attended the school. The events theme, Castaways,...
  • Sugary "Hip Hop" Cupcakes Embroiled in Blackface Scandal

    12/11/2010 4:37:23 PM PST · by 6SJ7 · 39 replies ^ | 12/10/10 | Paula Forbes
    Cupcakes, once a delightful source of sugary indulgence, later a cliched trend much derided on blogs like this one, have sunk to a new low: racial controversy. A video for Duncan Hines' Amazing Glazes has angered viewers for its depiction of, uh, cupcakes in black face. Racist cupcakes? Facing criticism, Duncan Hines pulled the video from YouTube. But we managed to get a copy of the video, below. Judge for yourself:
  • Adam Corolla on Men: Were Not That Dumb

    11/06/2010 10:02:30 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 6, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    The term blackface rightfully evokes anger, shame, and a sense of righteous indignation. The practice during the dawn of Hollywood, and in Vaudeville and other theatrical productions going back a century prior, despicably cemented racial stereotypes. Its a good thing we got rid of blackface, right? Or did we? Comedian and radio personality Adam Corolla points out in an interview for his new book In Fifty Years Well All Be Chicks that modern Hollywood is completely comfortable making a mockery of the male. [In television] guys are treated like buffoons. Whenever they do that thing where the mom is out...
  • police arrest burglars wearing magic marker masks

    10/28/2009 12:30:59 PM PDT · by evets · 40 replies · 2,086+ views
    fox4kc ^ | 10-28-09 | AP
    CARROLL, Iowa (AP) Police had no trouble identifying two men accused of trying to break into a Carroll apartment. Police were responding to a call about an attempted burglary when they pulled over a car matching the alleged suspects' vehicle. Inside the car, officers found two men with their faces blackened with permanent marker. Police said the caller described two men with painted faces attempting to break into an apartment Friday night before driving off...(snip)
  • Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot (art or racism?)

    10/14/2009 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2,737+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/09 | Nicole Carter
    Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshootBY Nicole Carter DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 1:27 PM French Vogue has gotten into some more haute controversy. This month's issue of the fashion magazine features a photoshoot with white supermodel Lara Stone in blackface, according to No stranger to shocking shoots it recently featured a faux-pregnant model smoking a cigarette the magazine enlisted photographer Steven Klein to shoot the 14-page spread, styled by editor Carine Rotifeld. The story that goes along with the photos praises Stone for her "radical break with the wave of...
  • Turk Reporter to Obama - Once You Go Blackface...(video)

    04/08/2009 12:13:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 3 replies · 569+ views ^ | 4-8-09
    Long known for their biting social commentary, a Turkish TV reporter donned blackface during a newscast yesterday while doing a report about President Barack Obama
  • AP Radio Mardu Gras Reporter: "Up at 4 AM to put on our blackface and Afro wigs"

    02/24/2009 7:45:47 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 25 replies · 1,239+ views
    Doctor Raoul
    Between the end of Bennett Mornings and the beginning of the Laura Ingraham show, XM166 (America Right) ran AP Radio News with John Belmont. The last or next to last item was a live report with a female AP reporter at the Mardi Gras by the name of Foster. Belmont asked how parade participants could show up at 6 am and last till midnight. Foster laughed and responded that she had to get up at 4am at the hotel so that they could, "...put on our blackface and Afro wigs."
  • Great Britain: Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actors

    10/23/2007 5:29:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 687+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 23, 2007
    Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actorsBy PAUL SIMMS - More by this author Last updated at 22:49pm on 23rd October 2007 An amateur dramatics group has abandoned plans to stage the musical Show Boat with blacked-up actors after a public outcry. Organisers had claimed that heavily made-up white actors would have to be used for the production set in America's Deep South because there were no ethnic minority players in the area. Scroll down for more...Actors in an amateur production of Show Boat will not be treading the boards after the musical...
  • Liberal Racists: The Blackface Gallery

    10/30/2006 5:31:31 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 443+ views
    Freedom Eden ^ | 10/30/06 | Freedom Eden
    "Joe Lieberman" Artist: Jane Hamsher, posted on The Huffington Post See the Web page for a photomanipulation of Joe Lieberman and Wolf Blitzer into Negroes, with black skin used as an obvious insult.'s "Jew Lieberman" (as they called him at the Action Forum) is now "N***er Lieberman." The radical Left = the Ku Klux Klan at wine and cheese parties and of course Call for Change events.
  • Hartford Headline Spins Blackface Photo for Lamont

    08/03/2006 5:52:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 760+ views
    You're a Connecticut resident, a good citizen but not a political junkie. You scan the Hartford Courant - the state's largest paper - this morning and see the following headline: 'Lamont Spokesman: Blog Photo Offensive' Quick: which campaign did something wrong, and which is rightly outraged? Based on the headline, you could certainly be forgiven for assuming that Lamont was the injured party. As it turns out, the facts are just the opposite. As detailed here, Jane Hamsher, a blogger very closely tied to the campaign of Ned Lamont yesterday wrote a column at Huffington Post containing a doctored photo...
  • Huff Poster Paints Lieberman in Black Face

    08/02/2006 11:39:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 2,533+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 2, 2006 - 14:07 On the one hand, liberals enjoy portraying themselves as models of tolerance and racial sensitivity. But woe betide someone who runs afoul of their orthodoxy. Liberals don't hesitate to bring out the crudest racial imagery to mock them. We've all seen the vulgar caricatures of Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice and Ward Connerly. Add Joe Lieberman to the liberal media hit list. Have a look at the image of Lieberman that popped up at Huffington Post today. It's in a column by one Jane Hamsher, who, her bio informs us, is a 'progressive...
  • Behind the Makeup: BLACK LIKE YOU

    07/16/2006 3:42:59 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 735+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | ALAN LIGHT
    IN the last few years, it has seemed that perhaps America's long-buried history of blackface is being allowed to peek out of the closet. Bob Dylan named his most recent studio album "Love and Theft," after Eric Lott's landmark 1993 study of the form; and in his curious 2003 film, "Masked and Anonymous," Dylan even got Ed Harris to "black up" for a scene. Spike Lee also explored the subject in "Bamboozled," and competing biographies of Stepin Fetchit joined "Where Dead Voices Gather," Nick Tosches' meditation on the minstrel superstar Emmett Miller, on bookshelves. "Old Dan Tucker," the opening track...
  • Florida: Stetson University Women Under Fire For Blackface Costumes

    11/24/2005 2:38:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 4,524+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | November 24, 2005
    Stetson University Women Under Fire For Blackface Costumes Players Painted Bodies Black, Wore Fake Gold Teeth POSTED: 11:22 pm EST November 23, 2005 UPDATED: 7:26 am EST November 24, 2005 Several women on Stetson University's softball team are under fire over blackface costume photos recently posted on the Internet, according to a Local 6 News report. Members of the Stetson team dressed up as school basketball star Grlenntys Kicking Stallion Sims on Halloween by painting themselves black, wearing cornrows and fake gold teeth. Some players wore the blackface costumes to a contest to a Deland bar, according...
  • British Opera stops using black makeup (PC in UK)

    11/21/2005 8:13:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/21/2005 | JENN WIANT
    LONDON - White opera singers will no longer wear black face paint when playing black characters at the British Royal Opera House. The practice of putting black makeup on white performers was used in dress rehearsals for Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" ("A Masked Ball"), but the singer portraying the sorceress Ulrica did not use the makeup in Thursday's opening night performance, Royal Opera House spokesman Christopher Millard said. Novelist Philip Hensher noticed it while attending a dress rehearsal and criticized the practice in The Independent newspaper. The Royal Opera House would not discuss the reason for the timing of...
  • Margaret Cho: Harajuku Girls (PC Barf Alert! 'Japanese Schoolgirl Uniform Is Like Blackface')

    11/01/2005 1:21:52 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 168 replies · 7,102+ views
    Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting a lot of attention lately, and I have to say that I am confused. I like Gwen Stefani, she's allright. She's very stylish, has a nice voice and a flat stomach. She is a rock star and quite good at it. Now she has 4 things all together, the Harajuku Girls. I want to like them, and I want to think that they are great, but I am not sure if I can. I mean, racial sterotypes are really cute sometimes, and I don't want to bum everybody out by pointing out the...
  • Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party

    12/15/2004 9:00:26 AM PST · by crushelits · 53 replies · 1,186+ views ^ | December 14, 2004 | nbc4
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has given a judge a six-month suspension for wearing blackface makeup, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a Halloween party. Judge Timothy Ellender will lose all of his pay during the suspension. That totals more than $50,000. Ellender, who is white, said the costumes worn by him and his wife were meant as a joke. She dressed as a policewoman. And the party's host, Ellender's brother-in-law, was dressed as Buckwheat. The justices agreed Ellender did not mean to insult blacks. Still, they ordered him to take a sociology course to get "a greater...
  • Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party

    12/14/2004 12:37:40 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 47 replies · 1,036+ views
    NBC4 TV ^ | December 14, 2004 | A.P.
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has given a judge a six-month suspension for wearing blackface makeup, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a Halloween party. Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans in Columbia Pictures' White Chicks - 2004Judge Timothy Ellender will lose all of his pay during the suspension. That totals more than $50,000. Ellender, who is white, said the costumes worn by him and his wife were meant as a joke. She dressed as a policewoman. And the party's host, Ellender's brother-in-law, was dressed as Buckwheat. The justices agreed Ellender did not mean to insult blacks. Still, they...
  • Use of 'n' word, blackface incident stir controversy at Emory

    11/06/2003 7:04:10 AM PST · by Lance Romance · 15 replies · 197+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11-6-03 | MAE GENTRY
    Use of 'n' word, blackface incident stir controversy at Emory By MAE GENTRY Atlanta Journal-Constitution An Emory University professor's public use of the "n" word in September and a "blackface" incident last week have sparked controversy at the school that three years ago underwent a "Year of Reconciliation" on race and diversity issues.Anthropology Professor Carol Worthman used the phrase "like six n-----s in a woodpile" at a Sept. 15 panel, according to a complaint that assistant professor Tracy Rone filed three days later with the university's Equal Opportunity Programs office.Rone, who declined to comment for this article, had said she...
  • UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action

    11/01/2002 12:53:53 AM PST · by ninonitti · 49 replies · 568+ views
    Knox News-Sentinel ^ | October 31, 2002 | By J.J. Stambaugh
    A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended because of an incident last week in which white members painted their faces to look like the black pop group The Jackson Five. The national office of Kappa Sigma has suspended its UT chapter, which means the fraternity "no longer has standing as a registered student organization and is suspended from participating in university activities, such as Homecoming," according to a statement issued Wednesday by UT Vice President and Provost Loren Crabtree. Fraternity members couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday, but Crabtree said the national office was cooperating in an ongoing investigation....
  • UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action

    10/31/2002 5:12:09 PM PST · by DWPittelli · 18 replies · 264+ views
    KnoxNews ^ | October 31, 2002 | J.J. Stambaugh
    UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended because of an incident last week in which white members painted their faces to look like the black pop group The Jackson Five. The national office of Kappa Sigma has suspended its UT chapter, which means the fraternity "no longer has standing as a registered student organization and is suspended from participating in university activities, such as Homecoming," according to a statement issued Wednesday by UT Vice President and Provost Loren Crabtree. Fraternity members couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday, but...