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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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This is not racist because we are doing it. But any of you hateful right wing bigots hang black woman from a tree and beat her with a stick on the grounds of a public institution and the Trayvon Martin incident will look like a Sunday school picnic.

1 posted on 04/21/2012 5:32:24 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Remember when we were all told that the Marxist occupying the White House would be the first post-racial President and would bring all Americans, regardless of their skin color, together?

He has set back race relations back 30 Years Plus.

2 posted on 04/21/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: scooby321
What, pray tell, makes you think that race relations are moving to the past?

Sadly, MLK was the past. The future finds Farrakhan.

3 posted on 04/21/2012 5:45:51 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Zakeet

I think it’s a Kathy Griffin piñata. I don’t see the problem.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 5:49:16 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Zakeet

There’s an old joke about jumping on beds, velcro, and pinatas....but it’d probably get me banned.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 5:50:15 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: scooby321
The Hon. Rev. James Manning says it quite well in his video, The White Rodney King
6 posted on 04/21/2012 5:51:20 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Zakeet; wardaddy

7 posted on 04/21/2012 5:53:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Zakeet

Not only promoting racism, but violence against women.

Why was the pinata shaped like a human being at all?


8 posted on 04/21/2012 5:55:59 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Zakeet

Vote for Pedro


9 posted on 04/21/2012 5:57:24 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Zakeet
The Memphis City Schools, Snowden School, just published it's elementary school newspaper. It's headline story is, "Justice For Treyvon".

It leaves no room for any other outcome other than Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Treyvon.

Meanwhile the nightly injustice of Memphis murders, assaults, robberies, and other horrid nonsense goes on unfettered or noticed.

10 posted on 04/21/2012 5:57:54 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Zakeet

How the left will ‘spin’ this event:

1) It’s an ‘artistic piece’ (like Christ Piss)
2) They are just ‘passionate’ about their beliefs( anti-white)
3) It’s an expression of Racial Pride!!
4) It’s a venting of 500 years of racial persecution.
5) An exercise of Multiculturalism
6) Conservatives should celebrate this as an example of diversity.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 5:59:57 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: blackdog

Black racism is truly everywhere. Disgusting...and double-disgusting that nobama, our great leader, apparently supports it.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 6:02:11 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Travis McGee

Thankfully, that POS is dead.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 6:04:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: khelus
Why not a pinata like:



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14 posted on 04/21/2012 6:05:14 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Zakeet

A clear case of hula bashing


15 posted on 04/21/2012 6:05:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: khelus
"Why was the pinata shaped like a human being at all?"

Why isn't the administrator being fired for lying? There is NOTHING about that piñata that resembles a hula dancer and there is nothing about traditional hula 'Polynesian' dancers that's 'white.' Naahhhh, the theme in this sick administrator's mind is, "you beat white women and you'll be rewarded with candy or some other tasty treat."

16 posted on 04/21/2012 6:08:06 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: hal ogen
There are not enough busses to throw blacks under for Obama should he get a second term. The black vote is useless after that point. If I were black, I'd be really scared of a second term for this guy.

Blacks should be meeting with opposition to fortify their hand in this upcoming election.

There is no color in politics other than green. Obama loathes the minority portion of his base. Their only use is their vote. Once he's got that in a second term, they are dog meat.

17 posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:14 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: khelus

Why is it OK to beat stars? What has any star done to you other than provide warmth and energy so you can live?


18 posted on 04/21/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet
a woman, typical woman beaters... real tough guys they are
19 posted on 04/21/2012 6:16:46 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

Race relations in Mogadishu on the Mississippi. Instead of “why can’t we just all get along?”, it’s now “why can’t we just show you how we really feel about you?”


20 posted on 04/21/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nuconvert

Wouldn’t it be odd if there were Skittles inside the pinata?


21 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:52 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Zakeet

It looks more like a girl in shorts. Where’s the grass skirt, if it’s supposed to a hula dancer?


22 posted on 04/21/2012 6:19:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Zakeet

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

When you’re a kid, the pinata you’re hitting doesn’t represent anything other than an inanimate object which happens to be a bag full of candy.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 6:20:12 AM PDT by reasonisfaith
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To: blackdog

“Wouldn’t it be odd if there were Skittles inside the pinata?”

I wouldn’t be surpised


24 posted on 04/21/2012 6:20:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: reasonisfaith

And a tire around your neck in South Memphis is nothing more than a game.............


25 posted on 04/21/2012 6:22:34 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

I used to consider Manning a rational person but when he pronounced that George Zimmerman “murdered” Trayvon Martin I turned him off. When Alan Dershowitz says there is no evidence to support the charge there is NO evidence to support the charge and certainly no reason to pronounce a verdict before the trial.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:00 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Zakeet

Hawaiian luau + Mexican-style piñata + white woman with the black kids from da hood beating the sh** out of it. Son, I say Son, THAT is diversity we can all believe in. Or maybe “Vocational Training”.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 6:28:22 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Zakeet
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.

No, that's the reality you've created and have pushed upon the rest of America.

28 posted on 04/21/2012 6:29:55 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Tupelo

Unless the white woman pinata had a very fat butt, I’d say the black males wouldn’t hit it.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Travis McGee

Just f’ing wow. They should have said it was a Palin piñata and then it would be 1st Amendment protected Free Speech.


30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:07 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Zakeet
Interesting; I just finished making this observation before seeing this thread.
31 posted on 04/21/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: 1010RD

ROFL


32 posted on 04/21/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT by khelus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Zakeet.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blackdog

Just as Vladmir Lenin himself was really nothing more than the top useful idiot to the cause of self destruction disguised as “justice” but appealing mostly to an infantile pursuit of self fulfillment, those who think they need to stir up a race war in 2012 are as foolish as the average democrat voter whose vision runs about as deep as the radius of that tire you mention.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 6:41:57 AM PDT by reasonisfaith
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To: reasonisfaith
It occurs to me that we should avoid getting sucked into the vacuum of political correctness.

When you’re a kid, the pinata you’re hitting doesn’t represent anything other than an inanimate object which happens to be a bag full of candy.


The problem is that the pinata reinforces the racist vitriol and gangsta rap culture that these kids are surrounded with.

When you were a kid, hitting a pinata shaped like for example a donkey was not accompanied by donkey hate in spewed by politicians, ministers, teachers, entertainers, the media, your parents, etc. On the contrary you were likely taught to be kind to animals.
36 posted on 04/21/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by khelus
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To: reasonisfaith
When you’re a kid, the pinata you’re hitting doesn’t represent anything other than an inanimate object which happens to be a bag full of candy.

No offense but you haven't spent any time around inner-city kids, have you?

37 posted on 04/21/2012 6:43:57 AM 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

That image is wrong on so many levels...looks like one of the townships in South Africa during apartheid

whut, not burning tire around the white girl’s neck?

and BTW, that is NO hula girl or luau pinata, and we white folks who go to luaus know know the difference


38 posted on 04/21/2012 6:45:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: liberalh8ter

I have, hence:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2874787/posts?page=36#36


39 posted on 04/21/2012 6:46:25 AM PDT by khelus
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To: 1010RD

What has any star done to you ....Think Alec Baldwin.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 6:47:56 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Zakeet

I want to see some white frats at this university do this to a black woman pinata and lets see what response they generate?


41 posted on 04/21/2012 6:48:08 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: RipSawyer
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?

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.

42 posted on 04/21/2012 6:48:50 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: khelus

Yup. Kids today aren’t the little innocent piñata hitters of yesterday.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 6:56:41 AM 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

What’s the problem, look at OJ and they will get away with it too!


44 posted on 04/21/2012 6:59:11 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Zakeet

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.


45 posted on 04/21/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: liberalh8ter

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.


46 posted on 04/21/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Tupelo

And yet there are those puzzled as to why firearms and ammo sales are through the roof.


47 posted on 04/21/2012 7:08:45 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: reasonisfaith
When you’re a kid, the pinata you’re hitting doesn’t represent anything other than an inanimate object which happens to be a bag full of candy.

So you're okay with black kids being encouraged to beat the heck out of an image of a white woman? Wow.

48 posted on 04/21/2012 7:18:06 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
And here is Michelle la belle Antoinette Obama doing the white bashing with a shovel:

(and check out the forehead...looks like Michelle going KLINGON)


49 posted on 04/21/2012 7:29:58 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: Zakeet

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.


50 posted on 04/21/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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