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Policy change at Duke following blackface incident

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mr. sin, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. mr. sin

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    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8884219

    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Duke University will review photos before they're posted to the Duke Athletics website following an incident this week that drew online criticism.

    The school took down a photo of members of the women's lacrosse team dressed up in Halloween costumes meant to represent cast members of the Little Rascals movie and TV series.
    One player was supposed to be the character "Buckwheat" and was wearing blackface makeup.
    Marcus Benning, who heads up the Black Student Alliance on campus, told ABC11 Tuesday the incident raises serious questions.
    "It definitely upsets me. It's upset many students in my organization," he offered. "Where is the line drawn between having fun and between offending your classmates?"
    Benning called for continued dialogue.
     
  2. Gorilla Pimp

    Gorilla Pimp Popped a molly i'm sweatin, WOO

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    Now Halloween has to be politically correct.... This country blows.
     
  3. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    More PCism run amok.
     
  4. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Does this not bother anyone else? We're going to look at pictures before we post them on our website isn't really that bad. If it was "we are suspending these students for a semester for doing this" that would be one thing. But this is covering your ass.
     
  5. ICECREAM MAN

    ICECREAM MAN New Wackbag

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    Some black guy at my school dressed up as a white guy for Halloween. Wasn't even an actual character like Buckweat. Just "a white person".

    50 years from now we will be the ones enslaved if we keep up this race favoritism.
     
  6. the Streif

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    Did he at least act the part correctly by maintaining a job and pay taxes?
     
  7. Neon

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    I don't get it. I legitimately thought that when people say "blackface" they literally mean the stereotypical oldie style blackface with the big white lips and shit. You're telling me it's automatically offensive to paint your face to look like you are black even if you are disguised as a specific person/character who is black? How does that make any sense? I mean, to apply that logic to Jews, for a second - it's not that you can't draw cartoons about Jews. It's about the stereotypical depiction in cartoons that is reminiscent of Nazi Germany (the Shylock nose or having fangs or tentacles). So if you are attempting to recreate an old style minstrel show character, then yes, I agree that could easily be seen as offensive. But just being Will Smith from Men in Black or whatever? What the fuck? Would you call what Robert Downy Jr. did in Tropic Thunder blackface?
     
  8. stevethrower

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    Remember...

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  9. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    of course the uppity, complainy ones are in that organization. the cool ones are trying to fuck the white girl in black face.
     
  10. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    You think that Duke of all places would be tired of bullshitting ******s by now.
     
  11. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    The chick on the left is a vampire?
     
  12. DJ Evel Ed

    DJ Evel Ed MayYourCumCrustedCocksBeConstantlyCoveredInCunt

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    What if it's navy blue face?
     
  13. stevethrower

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    The Smurfs would complain...
     

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