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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Why is it an act of stupidity, and not an act of racism?
    It clearly was an act of racism... I've already said it was a racist joke by a bunch of idiot frat boys that should be expelled for what they did, but do not deserve five years in a federal prison. Why is that so hard to understand that I've had to repeat it, like three times?

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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Three 19 yr old frat boys being stupid. Stop the presses.

    The kids are in deep doo-doo now, though, because there apparently isn't any law against propping items against a statue if the statue isn't actually damaged. So the FBI has been called in to see if it can be charged as a hate crime.

    Sorry, the worst these kids should have had was instant expulsion from the university. Was it a racist joke? Oh hell yes. Should they spend five years in the slammer for it? Of course not. This is one of those face-palm moments, when officials have perpetrators, but can't find any law they have broken, so they call in the feds to fabricate one.
    I'd be perfectly happy with expulsion. If they went to jail, they'd better hope they aren't mixed in with black inmates.
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It clearly was an act of racism... I've already said it was a racist joke by a bunch of idiot frat boys that should be expelled for what they did, but do not deserve five years in a federal prison. Why is that so hard to understand that I've had to repeat it, like three times?
    then simply call it an act of racism, and leave the far less pejorative term of stupidity out of it. These racists knew exactly what they were doing.
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yes. It should be dealt with in-house. Some variety of community service, maybe, but not expulsion.
    That would teach them the wrong lesson.
    Eh, you're more lenient than I. There was an obvious racist component to their "prank", so even though no laws were broken, it ratchets things up a bit. I wouldn't pitch a fit if they aren't expelled, however, but they deserve a serious slap on the ass and since no laws were broken, getting expelled even for a semester should bring the lesson home.

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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I know you're not black. Thus your rage is senseless, because you dont have the first damn clue what black folks are thinking.
    Neither do you.
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am not defending them--I am taking issue at posts that are stupid or silly
    Do you think that what they did was racist?
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    then simply call it an act of racism, and leave the far less pejorative term of stupidity out of it. These racists knew exactly what they were doing.
    Because the evidence indicates that they thought it would be funny and wouldn't hurt anyone or anything. If they wanted to be racially malicious, they would have spray painted the N-word on a wall or the statue. The act itself was one of stupidity, but it was just a prank, regardless of racial overtones.

    Not gonna repeat myself any more so, I'm done here.

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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

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    Yeah, and?
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    And some insist racism is dead in America
    Racism is alive and well in America. Just look at all of the recent "knock out game" attacks against Whites, Asians and Jews in New York City to know that there is plenty of racism in this country.

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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yeah, and?
    So it's too recent for dark humour to be an excuse.
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