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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: 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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