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The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

DBF, I'm with you word for word.

February 26, 2010 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

As a black man I've never been too involved in issues of oppression and have rarely been subject to them. I recognize them, they're hurtful and confusing, but having never really experienced their brunt makes this issue complicated for me;
I didn't even realize a black man organized the party... stupid.
The frat kids, I'm thinking, don't have a clue as to how racist of an act their "cookout" was, likely due to some of the variables addressed in this blog. They probably have no idea why black history month is important, or how whites and blacks truly aren't equal in America (if not the world).
I don't think the kids should be expelled. Severely reprimanded, forced to learn a detailed truth of black history so they understand why such activities are horribly offensive, fined, suspended, etc. But taking away someone's education because they're idiots is a bit excessive.
The radio program; THAT was horrible! Calling the black students, "ungrateful" as if they'd been saved by the gifting of white education. I find that more offensive than when they called blacks whatever racial epithet they used.
Finally, noose girl. *rolls eyes and shakes head* - Cause for alarm? Yes. Terrorism is not a game, whether she meant it as a joke, or not. If she truly didn't realize the significance of that act I can understand giving her a little benefit of the doubt. But to not have any clue when everyone outside is chanting about recent racial events, that's doubtful. If she were expelled I wouldn't be surprised, or necessarily in opposition.

February 26, 2010 at 9:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )