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'Wait, that was racist?' Halloween edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    http://www.dailycal.org/2012/10/30/fraternitys-halloween-decoration-prompts-outcry/

    UC Berkeley frat hosts haunted house for charity. Decorations include zombie hanging from third story by a rope attached to his neck. Zombie's head was "dark grey." Imagery of lynching not seen as all too hilarious on college campus.
     
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Maybe none of the frat boys have taken a history class yet.
     
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I'm guessing this was some sort of stuffed dummy they hung. Ok, seen that 100 times.

    Not a big fan of Halloween, but that's political correctness run amok.

    On a not-so-related topic, I just had a gradeschooler come to my door dressed as a Wheaties box with a hockey mask sprinkled with red paint. After a few guesses, I was informed: "Cereal killer"
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I'm voting not racist on this one.
     
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Outcry from people looking for something to outcry about.
     
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I don't think it was intentionally racist at all. Still, you can't hang a dark-skinned body as a decoration. You just can't. Too loaded with ugly historical meaning.

    On a college campus -- and particularly THAT campus -- something like this is going to get blown out of proportion. The problem was pointed out to them and they took it down, which is how it should work.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Except is wasn't a problem - or it shouldn't have been. It was a fucking Halloween decoration.
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    When they came for the dark grey zombies, nobody was left to speak up.
     
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    People need to stick a finger in it and get a fucking life. QUIT BITCHING! It's a damn Halloween decoration.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They spoke up but all they said was "uuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh"
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    WTF, how stupid are those frat bros? I mean really, that's got to be the dumbest thing I've seen this Halloween. Friggin' morons.

    Everybody knows hanging a zombie won't kill it.
     

  12. When I burned that cross on a lawn, that wasn't designed to intimidate people, but honor the Lord.
     
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