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originally posted by: IAMTAT
1.) During a Greek Life event, a frat boy on campus is walking around eating a banana...after he eats it, he can't find a trash can...so he tosses the peel in a nearby tree.
2.) Later, three black Ole Miss students, walking by, see the peel hanging from the tree.
3.) Guess what happens next (HINT: it involves racism)
The Daily Mississippian described what happened:
"The massive discussion session wrapped up as more and more students stood and left the room - some in tears, some in frustration. NPHC members began texting friends to come and pick them up from the camp since no one had been allowed to drive his or her car up to the retreat. The remainder of the retreat was canceled later that night," the newspaper reported.
There is a raging controversy within the University of Mississippi’s Greek Life community regarding race relations and bananas.
A Greek Life leader accidentally sparked mass hysteria after he placed a banana peel on a tree in the woods -- because he could not find a trash can.
The Daily Mississippian reports that three black students found the banana peel -- and were apparently triggered by what they saw.
"To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset," the interim director of fraternity and sorority life wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper.
The president of one sorority told the newspaper that "bananas have historically been used to demean black people."
Fortunately, the offending banana-eating student has apologized for his insensitivity.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: IAMTAT
Ok. So after reading the article I see the problem. Let's review.
She said the image was especially disturbing in light of an incident on American University’s campus in May of this year. The morning Taylor Dumpson was to take over as the school’s first female black student government president, students found bananas hanging from nooses across campus. Some of the bananas were inscribed with references to Dumpson’s sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
So at that University, there was an incident involving some asshats hanging bananas from nooses.
Now this news is starting to make some sense.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: burdman30ott6
It's hard for me to take you seriously when you can't even bring yourself to call out overt racism in this thread. You care about real racist things? Here you go:
originally posted by: trollz
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
a reply to: IAMTAT
How are these students going to survive in the real world if they are driven to tears over something like this?
They won't. They'll remain jobless, live off welfare, have multiple children outside of marriage, and then claim the evil white people held them back.
Now's your chance.