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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Do you think that what they did was racist?
    The question is-what was their intent. See Diana's post 127



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

    What could their intent be in placing a noose around a statue of a guy who desegregated the University of Mississippi?

    By the way, even Diana thinks it was racist.
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    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.

    Ahh, the standard Far Right refrain of 'the only racism that exists in this country is black people picking on us poor white folks!'
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Racism does not depend on the intent. Ever. Racism depends on the act.
    What a load of crap. So if a guy says, "boy I tell ya..." to a black man, that's racism - even if he has no idea that you're not supposed to say "boy" to a black man.

    In your effort to be some sort of bogus contrarian, you come off looking foolish.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Ahh, the standard Far Right refrain of 'the only racism that exists in this country is black people picking on us poor white folks!'

    So which is worse, some idiot frat boys putting a noose on a statue or some strong young men hitting people, many of the women, in the head in a game to see who can knock out the most people in a single punch? Oh, and lets not forget that the targets are selected based on their race.

    The problem with the far left is that there are no standards on the definition of racism. Especially when the racism does not fit into their narrative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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.
    What evidence is there of any of that? If they had sprayed the N-word on the statue, the same people would be making excuses for that.

    They did something dumb, no matter what their reasons were, and now they are paying the consequences. I'm OK with judging them by what they did and letting them take their medicine.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Neither do you.
    How do you know?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't care what their intend was. They vandalized a school statue and that is never right.
    I dont think you can really say placing something ON the stature (draping the items over the statue) qualifies as 'vandalism'. However...even if their intent was joking, it was a racist act (one might tell a racist joke because they were being careless and stupid, not necessarily because they were racist). As such...actions have consequences. So...good on the charter for kicking them out. Maybe the lesson will sink in before they do something more foolish and maybe cause someone some actual harm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you know?
    Reading your posts for the last few years. You don't have a clue about black people other than what you've read or somebody told you. You fool nobody.
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    Re: Fraternity expels 3 linked to statue noose, suspends Ole Miss chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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.
    Where's your "evidence"? I've seen nothing in any of the news stories that said the idiots thought their actions wouldn't hurt anyone. I did read the account by the 64 year old white guy who said seeing the noose on Meredith's statue changed him and his way of thinking. It's in one of the links I posted earlier. Lots of racists think that their actions are "funny" or a joke - doesn't change the fact that their "jokes" are based on their racism
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