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Apr 20 2012

Not Racism

These days racism is everywhere, even if no one can define it. Sometimes we don’t even know it when we see it. Is this racism?

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.

The answer:

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.

Now imagine someone stringing up a black piñata so that white kids can beat it with a stick.

Not racism.

On tips from Shawn and R F.

33 Responses to “Not Racism”

  1. Mary says:

    My God, can you believe this twilight zone time we live in?

  2. AC says:

    Clearly, George Bush strung up that pinata as part of the GOP’s War on Women. Why does George Bush hate hula dancers?


  3. lao says:

    AC says: April 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Senseless shrieks of racism are inappropriate, no matter who is directing them at whom.

  4. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Nothing to “see” here, move along folks

  5. SeaFoamGreen says:

    This isn’t racism, it’s diversity. Now, I did go into Photoshop and make the doll look like Little Black Sambo. Strangely, the scene became a lynching.

    Who knew?

  6. Chris says:

    And the children were instructed to call the pinata, “Mrs. Romney, cracker b*tch”…

    No. No racism here, move along

  7. AC says:

    lao says:

    Do you understand the /sarc tag?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Rubio: Arizona Immigration Law Is Not a Model for the Nation, National Jour

    And he “is viewed as a top name on Romney’s vice presidential shortlist.”

  9. Toa says:

    Why didn’t they make the hula pinata look like a native Hawaiian or Polynesian??

    I think we know the answer; AfroNaziism at its finest.

  10. KHarn says:

    So pinatas are a Hawaiian tradition? Who knew.

  11. lao says:

    Re AC says:

    Do you understand that your quoted words apply to this thread as a whole?

  12. Beef says:

    Well, they sure get points for the vibrancy of their multicultural merry-making. It may be a little confused (a piñata at a luau?), but manages to combine core Mexican, Hawaiian, and African American traditions in one party. What could better represent the glorious mosaic of diversity than Chiclets, hula dancing, and assaulting white people?

  13. Bill T says:

    Start them out on piñatas in grade school and this is what you wind up with by HS

  14. AC says:

    Do you understand that your quoted words apply to this thread as a whole?

    Dave did not denounce the pinata incident as being racist. He pointed out the double standard involved in presumptions of racism.

    If white students, especially privileged white students, had hung and beat a black pinata, the cries of racism would be deafening.

    Look no further than this recent thread to see what passes for evidence of racism in the mind of a racially obsessed liberal media personality.

    Do they even make pinatas with a black skin tone?

  15. Robert Peahl says:

    Why have a pinata in any human shape? The few parties I’ve been to that had pinatas, they have usually been in the shape of animals, donkeys being most popular.

  16. -Sepp says:

    Since when is a pinata “Hawaiian”? When has a pinata ever been used at a luau?

    AC is correct in saying that no matter the intent, a black doll being hung from a tree and smacked with a stick by white kids would have the media’s dept of selective “racism” hounds foaming at the mouth.

  17. Nobody is saying that Africa needs diversity.

    Nobody is saying that Asia needs diversity.

    They are already 100% diverse.

    People are only telling white children in white countries that they need diversity.

    White Countries will be 100% diverse when there are no white people left.

    Diversity is a code-word for white genocide.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  18. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    So you find the premise of this article racist ?
    But is the author, and MB really shrieking “racism” ?
    What are you afraid of ?
    That stories like this may in fact undermine the entirety of liberalism’s foundation ?

  19. CR says:

    I suspect there was no candy inside that pinata, instead it was filled with crackers. /sarc

    They could have opted for a nice pig-shaped pinata instead of a person, of any color. Racism? Probably not, but one never knows these days. The fact that it could be, however unlikely, is a big problem.

  20. AC says:

    Race-obsessed liberals will find racism in anything.

    A few years back, there was a racial dustup over Barbie dolls. It was discovered that a store was selling black Barbies at a lower price point than white Barbies, which to the racialist left, somehow implied that blacks were of lower value.

    It later came out that, in an attempt to be diverse, the store had ordered equal numbers of white and black Barbies. Since young girls usually prefer dolls reflecting their self-image, and because America is only about 13% black, the store, in its attempt to be equal, ended up with an oversupply of the black dolls which, per store policy, had to be put on clearance instead of left to clog up inventory space.

  21. LarryG says:

    It should have been a watermelon or a chicken.

  22. Bath House Barry says:

    Robert Peahl says: April 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm- “The few parties I’ve been to that had pinatas, they have usually been in the shape of animals, donkeys being most popular.”

    Not at my shindigs. I prefer dogs. Woof.

  23. FrankW says:

    +AC @11:00 pm
    The store when they put the dolls on clearance received cries of racism as they were selling white dolls at a higher price than black. Thus indicating (according to libs) that the blackness of the dolls made them worth less. In reality the decision to reprice was made in order to stem the revenue bleeding caused by an underselling product. The price decision was based on SKU number and likely a computer programmed decision without any (or minimal) human involvement. Simply put with the exception of the person that put 1 of 1000+ clearance labels on the shelves, no one knew it was a doll, let alone the color.

  24. What amazes me is that liberals have not yet identified the racism inherent in blindfolding the colored boy. Libs would say The Man already have his foot on the colored boy’s neck, The System is already rigged against the colored boy, etc. So how can anyone expect the colored boy to succeed with the society imposed handicap of the WHITE blindfold.

    And folks, don’t even get me started on that rainbow colored stick the boy is using. That’s GOT to be offensive to homosexuals.

  25. Robert Peahl says:

    @Bath House Barry-
    LOL! Arf.
    Like your moniker. Presume it’s a play on that other corrupt Chicago politico from the late 1800’s.

  26. Bath House Barry says:

    Robert Peahl says: April 21, 2012 at 6:19 am- “@Bath House Barry- LOL! Arf. Like your moniker. Presume it’s a play on that other corrupt Chicago politico from the late 1800′s.”

    No, dog. It ain’t no play on some old dead white guy dat no brutha’s heard of from a time before disco made everthing groovy. I ain’t no jive turkey. I be Baraka Barry. The pimp tight superfly, keepin’ it real Preznit lovelog. I’m the mack daddy, chocolate sex machine in the White Crib on Penn ave. I’m the president of gettin’ down an’ gettin’ funky… gnomesayin?

  27. Robert says:

    Shaped? like a white woman? What shape is that?

  28. wingmann says:

    AC says:
    April 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Decremental price dropping is now….RACIST!

  29. Diogenes says:

    It’s not racism……just training for the future.

  30. Robert Peahl says:

    @Bath House Barry-
    I be down wit wut yu say bro. My bad. 😛

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