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Kentucky Wildcat Player Uses Racial Slur at Presser

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posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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After their loss, at a post game press conference, Wildcats player Andrew Harrison muttered a racial slur that we can't write in a post on ATS.
Was he wrong to use it?
The Sporting News


Harrison, while his teammate was being asked a question about Kaminsky's impact, muttered into what he thought was his hand. 

Unfortunately, the microphone in front of him picked up exactly what he said.

Kentucky officials said after the game they had no comment but they would be speaking with Harrison about his comment.


He has apologized to the Wisconsin player that he directed the remark towards.




posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Of course he was wrong to use it.
Shame too, thought he was a classy kid, never really showed that type of attitude out on the court from what I saw.


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posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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He is black so it is just fine.....well, thats how most people think anyways. I think it is an absolutely disgusting, ridiculous, double standard and quite frankly I am personally sick and tired of it. It really is sad because Harrison is exactly representative of the way our societies youths act and talk today...the ignorance that spews from their mouths is stomach turning to me.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy




He has apologized to the Wisconsin player that he directed the remark towards.

Oh! Well, that settles it! Move along, nothing to see here folks. He said he was sorry. Hey, remember when Donald Sterling was FORCED to sell the Los Angeles Clippers just for saying he did not want his girlfriend to take photos with black men, in the comfort of his own home while being illegally recorded? But this kid apologized for actually using the racial slur ON CAMERA at a post game presser! I demand sanctions of some sort.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

this kid was talking about a white guy which sort of makes the whole comment much less of an issue.

he said f that n which, in the manner in which it was mumbled, came across as the equivalent of "screw that guy"

had he said honkey, or cracker or something, there'd be a race issue here but he didn't, and there isn't.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Crakeur




had he said honkey, or cracker or something, there'd be a race issue here but he didn't, and there isn't.


No, there isn't...but we have to make it one so we have something to talk about.....drama and all. And it is the weekend so news gets a bit slow here...

So, go away. Quit interjecting reason into an emotional discussion, goddammit.
You're killing the drama.......righteous indignation killer



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

He basically said f that guy just with a different word at the end.

No where near what sterling did.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: Crakeur
a reply to: thesmokingman

this kid was talking about a white guy which sort of makes the whole comment much less of an issue.

he said f that n which, in the manner in which it was mumbled, came across as the equivalent of "screw that guy"

had he said honkey, or cracker or something, there'd be a race issue here but he didn't, and there isn't.

Listen..I am by NO MEANS offended by what he said. Even if he did use any other term, honkey, cracker, whatever, it is not the words that bother me. It is the undeniable double standard and the persecution and suppression of WHITE people not being able to use any words they feel. So, what if a white guy said the same exact thing? "F that n@#$a"? Would that be OK?



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: thesmokingman

He basically said f that guy just with a different word at the end.

No where near what sterling did.

No where near what Sterling did? Please tell me WHAT Sterling did wrong? I implore you...as a red blooded American, that SHOULD beleive in the constitution and the freedom of speech, please tell me what Sterling did that was wrong. Having an opinion?



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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I live in Wisconsin and am a big Badger fan. Kentucky can call Wisconsin all the names they want on their way back home today. My team is staying! Honestly, the guy was just frustrated at the loss. No big deal. Go Badgers!



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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Maybe I am old fashioned, but I hate that word. I don't know that he should be punished (of course if he were white he would be), but it is at least a classless move.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

Your freedom of speech does not protect you in a private environment and you know it.

He held views that were detrimental to the shield, not a smart move as an owner of the team.
He stood to cost them money, they don't like that.

Equating a college basketball player mumbling under his breath his dislike for a player is not the same as what sterling did.

Sterling voiced his disgust for an entire culture, big difference.

And we can answer your what if's when it happens, as it stands, frank the tank didn't say anything so who knows what would happen.

You don't know the outcome of something that never happened.


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posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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had he said honkey, or cracker or something, there'd be a race issue here but he didn't, and there isn't.

Please allow me to reiterate...It is not the race thing that bothers me. It is about suppressing freedom of speech for one group, and not another BECAUSE of the color of their skin. And that, absolutely is very much about race, and denying freedom of speech for ALL. I truly hate the band Creed, but there is one great line in a song they had: "Why hold down one, to raise another?"



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

Who's free speech is getting supressed?

Free speech does not grant you to say what you want where you and when you want with no repercussions.

It protects you from the gov coming after you for speaking out against it...



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

It's not just the words used, but the exasperated tone and, again, this wasn't a racial slur used against that race.

the best team in the country got their asses handed to them and they reporters were asking about the other team's star player.

F him is what anyone would be thinking, he just said it into a microphone and, again, it wasn't with malice or hatred. just frustration and, while we'll probably never know what he said to Kaminsky, I'm sure it was something along the lines of "I meant nothing by it" to which Kaminsky responded with "whatever, I'm going to study tapes of Duke."


The real issue is that he dropped an f bomb during a press conference which I'm fairly sure is a no no.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: teslarocks
I live in Wisconsin and am a big Badger fan. Kentucky can call Wisconsin all the names they want on their way back home today. My team is staying! Honestly, the guy was just frustrated at the loss. No big deal. Go Badgers!

It was frustration that caused him to say what he did, but if the shoe was on the other foot and Kaminsky had uttered the same word about Harrison, we would be seeing a completely different conversation here.
But Harrison is black, some might say.
Harrison was not using the word as a term of endearment.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80


It protects you from the gov coming after you for speaking out against it...

That is oversimplifying it a bit.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

I don't see where they're suppressing anyone's free speech. If you want to run around calling african americans the n word, you can. You'll probably wind up getting into a kerfuffle or two but, hey, you are still allowed to do it. Even better, if anyone assaults you, when you press charges, you will have them arrested on hate crimes because, odds are, they'll be calling you some slur or other, whilst attacking you.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

But Frank didn't say anything into an open mic.

We don't know what the response would have been, shoot Riley Cooper for the Eagles got into some deep water at a concert.

It blew over rather quickly and he dropped the hard R in the word.

I honestly think that if frank did say it in the same way, it would be viewed the same way.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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Yup, totally agree with smokingman.

I don't care that he said it, hell I think it's kinda funny and just a guy making a heat of the moment remark. But I really hate the media's double standard. If a white guy said it, he would be eviscerated by everybody and probably have his scholarship taken away. He'd have to kiss Jesse Jackson's ass, and for the rest of his life be known as 'that n***** guy'. The black guy says it however, and it's barely a blip on anyone's radar. No punishment, no fallout.




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