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Is someone trolling Oberlin College?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The gist of this story is that students at Oberlin are fired up because there has been racist language spraypainted inside campus buildings. A couple nights ago, there were sightings of someone wearing KKK regalia walking about. The usual theater is playing out, when college students get outraged. Town halls and so forth.


    Am I insensitive to think that this might just be a prank that some students are playing on their tightly wound, very liberal classmates? Or am I onto something?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Are liberals generally tightly wound?
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A prank IS trolling. It's not serious, just meant to get a rise.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think it has more to do with being college aged and politically aware that the particular political affiliation. Politically in-tuned college kids tend to experience outrage.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Right. That's what I'm asking. Is someone doing this to get a rise?
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If they start looking for someone who may be depressed because they found a poem in a bathroom stall that starts "Here I sit, brokenhearted..." maybe.

    Couple of interesting tidbits though. Oberlin was the first US college to make admitting students of color part of its policy (1833), and was a stop on the Underground Railroad and its student body is 20 percent non-white.
    This isn't just another school, this is a school that was founded on the forefront of abolition. Good teaching moment if nothing else.
  7. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    I grew up in Oberlin and now live the next town over. This "incident" is nothing but full-blown crap. The kid saw something out of the corner of his eye...what a load of crap.

    I drive through Oberlin every day...there are no protests, no demonstrations...nothing going on. This is overblown garbage.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This is what I tend to believe, as well. The details of this alleged hooded Klansman seem awful sketchy. When I was in college, a student was murdered driving home from Wal-Mart. For weeks afterward, people on campus were reporting suspicious figures, probably all figments of their imagination.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is similar.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    UPDATE: Pedestrian wrapped in a blanket.


    I'm really surprised about this development.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you're going to surreptitiously graffiti racist slogans all over a school, a Klan outfit is probably not the best camouflage.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but liberals never miss a chance to be offended and outraged, or just make shit up.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Menendez, Robert; Obama birth certificate, Obama golf outings, John Kerry love child, FEMA camps...
    It's not like either party has a monopoly on hypersensitivity (particularly when it benefits "their" side).
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