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Why let a running gag die easy, huh? This is a follow-up on this weekend's post about a noose hanging incident at UCSD. Call me Nostradamus.

In an anonymous letter circulated on campus yesterday, the University of California San Diego student who hung a noose in the school library last week apologized for what she called a "mindless act and stupid mistake.

"I know what I did was offensive -- regardless of my intentions -- I am just trying to say I'm sorry," read the letter, which was published in the student newspaper, the UCSD Guardian. "As a minority student who sympathizes with the students that have been affected by the recent issues on campus, I am distraught to know that I have unintentionally added to their pain."

At least she claims to sympathize with them. Then she unleashes the weapons-grade stupid on us:

The student claims in her letter that she and her friends were playing with a rope when one of them tied it into a noose.

"I innocently marveled at his ability to tie a noose, without thinking of any of its connotations or the current racial climate at UCSD. I left soon after with one of my friends for Geisel to study, still carrying the rope," she writes. "After a bit of studying I picked up the rope to play with, and ended up hanging it by my desk. It was a mindless act and stupid mistake. When I got up to leave, a couple hours later, I simply forgot about it."

I swear Bob, you know I wouldn't do that to my best friend! I tripped on the rug, my clothes fell off, and my penis accidentally slipped into your wife's vagina again and again until we climaxed. It was a totally unintentional.

In response to the fallout from the incidents, Fox and her executive staff met with members of the campus Black Student Union for several hours yesterday as they continued their dialogue over how to attract and retain more African-American, Latino and other students that are not well-represented on campus. African-American students make up 2 percent of the UCSD undergraduate population. Around midday, Fox said the talks were going "quite well."

Similar talks unfolded in Sacramento, where UC President Mark Yudof and UC Board of Regents Chairman Russell Gould met with students yesterday to discuss ways to combat intolerance. Yudof decried the UCSD incidents, along with similar recent incidents at UC Irvine and UC Davis.

"These are the worst incidents of racism I have seen on campuses in 20 years," Yudof told about 100 students who were staging a sit-in.

I've got to be honest with you, Mark. If a minority female hanging a noose in a library in an effort to fan the flames of identity politics is the worst incident of racism you've seen on campuses in 20 years it's pretty safe to say there is nothing for protected racial classes to fear at UC. And it begs a solution - elimination of identity politics. But instead you can't run fast enough in the other direction.

Schmucks. Why not just let minority students who feel threatened carry guns on campus? That'd be good for some blue-on-blue theatrics.


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As I said in my comment to ... (Below threshold)
Edward Sisson:

As I said in my comment to your earlier post on this, if the hanging of the noose was NOT evidence of white bigotry against African-Americans, the university administration had the responsibility of making that clear at the outset.

We now know that the hanging of the noose was NOT an incident of anti-African-American bigotry. And we know that the university administrators knew this pretty early on, because they knew what student did it. But the university administration hid its knowledge. Thankfully, the student herself has stepped-up to reveal at least some of the truth that the university administrators on their own kept secret.

It little matters whether we believe the student's explanation. What is significant is that the university administration knowingly and falsely allowed the student body to think that the hanging of the noose was an act of anti-African-American bigotry by a fellow student, when it was not. The university administration thus painted its own student body in a false and derogatory light. By implementing policy changes based on this, the university administration falsely painted its white students as harboring racists. The university administration is the body that has engaged in racism here, derogating its white students to justify policy changes.

A similar incident occurred... (Below threshold)
hermie:

A similar incident occurred at Northwestern University in Illinois. It turned out that the perpetrator was also a minority who wanted to make the campus 'aware' of racism, even though there were no other incidents reported. The University administration made statements about the need for 'diversity' and 'sensitivity', and supposedly had the Dean's office hire and direct counselors for those students who were 'traumatized' by this 'racial incident'. Even though it was revealed to be a hoax created by a minority student, the University still stood by it's overreaction, rather than let the facts get in the way of it's 'commitment to diversity'.

I'd make the spoiled brat m... (Below threshold)
Roy:

I'd make the spoiled brat moron work a soup kitchen for a few weeks. Let her know what it's really like to be underprivileged.

The whole thing has been a ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The whole thing has been a big to-do, thanks to the fringe elements who should have been ignored from the beginning. But the vaunted educators could not let "this teachable moment" pass them by.

Race baiters.She i... (Below threshold)
Speller:

Race baiters.

She is only doing what the minority entitlement industry needs to survive.

If I had ever had a scintilla of white guilt, actions like this on the noose-hanger's part, on the racist Black activists part, and on the University's part, would cure me of the guilt if Obama's election to POTUS hadn't already.

Racism begins with... (Below threshold)
Benito Juarez:

Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn't stop to help him. Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the "I" into the "thou," and to be concerned about his fellow man.

You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"

But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

That's the question before us. The question is not, "If I stop to help our fellow man in need, what will happen to me?" The question is, "If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?" That's the question.

God bless all my brothers and sister that stood side by side with our brothers and sisters in need, when you saw a wrong you tried to correct it, you may argue the methods but not the reasons. I know God will not discriminate by country of origin, our sex, our orientation, color of our skin, or our religion as men do.

That's the question befo... (Below threshold)
Speller:

That's the question before us. The question is not, "If I stop to help our fellow man in need, what will happen to me?" The question is, "If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?" That's the question.
~Benito Juarez

WRONG.
The topic of this thread is about a provocateur who incited a racial incident where there wasn't any(only 2% of the students at the University are Black) just to advance the race huckstering industry on "Black History Day" at that University.

It's a wonder nobody was hurt because I seem to recall the last time something like this happened at a University some Black students killed a White student who had nothing to do with the incident they were so self-righteously outraged over.

Probably the biggest irony ... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Probably the biggest irony with this story is that liberal college students in this day and age are so completely brain dead they won't even be able to figure out the irony.

benito, what are you talkin... (Below threshold)
J.R.:

benito, what are you talking about? Seriously, your post has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Save your sermons for Sundays.

This is no surprise.<... (Below threshold)
jim m:

This is no surprise.

Race baiting is nearly the exclusive domain of the radical left. Increasingly events like this are not the result of actual white racial animus, but rather they are the result of black racists playing to stereotypes of whites.

Whites have moved beyond Jim Crow, blacks haven't. Black activists need to keep the idea of virulent white racism alive to justify their race baiting existence. Only by keeping alive these false stereotypes can they keep their victimhood rackets afloat. The black racial activists need to keep the notion that whites are uniformly and violently racist.

What's sad here is that UCSD fell for it. They rewarded the racist that perpetrated this hoax. They rewarded the racist organizations that lined up with their hands out to take advantage if the hoax.

If UCSD were really interested in ending racial hatred they would have treated this girl with the same penalty that they would have given a white male student. A white male would have been suspended pending an expulsion hearing and then would have been expelled. She should be too.

You want equal rights? Take equal punishment for the same act.

(1) UCSD: A group of dumb w... (Below threshold)
Montana:

(1) UCSD: A group of dumb white frat guys hold an event called a "Compton Cookout." This pisses people off as it used Black History Month as a reason to mock black people with racist stereotypes. Also involved is some idiot who tries to use this opportunity for shameless self-promotion, who also happens to be black. To say the least, the guy is basically a wannabe Flavor Flav.

(2) UCSD: Another dumb white frat guy gets mad that blacks are offended of being relegated to a bigoted stereotype. He tries to hold another racist event.

(3) UCSD: Meanwhile, a terrible student media publication (which, after viewing their website consists of all white staff, nudity, staff wrestling each other, and well, not much else), pushes their limits calling black students "ungrateful n----" - not just that word, but also that apparently the black students owed them something. They have a reputation of being trashy, and at this point, administration and faculty rush to condemn racism by students of the campus and various protests begin. Funding is also cut from all student media at UCSD, creating an extra bitter controversy.

(4) UCSD: On Friday of that week, a noose is found in the library. Everything gets worked in a frenzy and - something I'll address later - a large amount of white commenter's on the internet begin claiming that is was probably a black student who planted it in order to gain more sympathy. In addition, there are rumors of a threatening note sent to the Guardian and a second noose, there was no second noose, and the threat seems to be just a rumor.

(5) UCSD: Protests basically happen at all schools in support of the students. There are various sit-ins, and teach-ins, and what have you. School administrators become pushed to be more active in fixing what's going on.

I have not seen this noose person, but most of you blame her and conveniently forget wear this all originated.

Instead of an apology there has been steady escalation and now the noose. So, what exactly will the excuses be for this cowardly act that brings up memories of the confederate KKK of the South in their attempts to keep slavery and the non-whites in fear? Is it that are uneducated, is it that their parents planted these seeds of hate, is it that they are live in fear because our President in the white house is not 100% white. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of "birthers, baggers and blowhards" have brought you. These kids are good at "Follow the Leader" of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O'Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards, they are young and dumb. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.




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