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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: 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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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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