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Florida DOESN’T Let Someone Get Away With Shooting an Unarmed Black Teen… And Other News

Florida Dunn Trial

Michael Dunn, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music, has received a life sentence (plus 105 years) without possibility of parole. Hopefully there’s no loud music in prison…

Michael Dunn shot and killed Davis outside of a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store in what he claimed was self-defense but everyone else claimed was just plain crazy. According to Dunn’s version, Davis and his buds were listening to some super loud rap music in their SUV. When he asked them to turn it down, he claims that one of them pulled a shotgun on him. Instead of overreacting, Dunn got his loaded gun from his car and shot 10 rounds into the SUV. The only catch? Davis and his friends were unarmed. At his sentencing Dunn publicly apologized for the first time, saying, “If I could roll back time and do things differently, I would. I was in fear for my life and I did what I thought I had to do. Still, I am mortified I took a life, whether it was justified or not.” Spoiler alert: it wasn’t justified. USA Today

K PopAt least 16 South Korean pop music fans were killed and 11 seriously injured Friday after a ventilation grate buckled under the weight of concertgoers in Seongnam, South Korea. The victims fell about 20 meters into a parking structure after the gate they had been standing on to get a better view of the performance by the popular South Korean girl band 4Minute collapsed. There were 700 people at the concert and while witnesses said many of the spectators were female students, most of the dead were men in their 30s and 40s who stopped to watch the concert, which was part of a local festival, after leaving work. Although standing on a flimsy metal grate with a group of people looks no safer than licking a frayed electrical cord, at least they were smart enough not to attend a PSY concert. Imagine the last words they ever heard were “Oppa Gangnam Style”? AP

boko-kidnapAnd six months later, the Nigerian schoolgirls are coming back – but in what state? The Nigerian government says that it has come to an agreement with Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped the almost 300 schoolgirls back in April. Nigeria’s chief of defence staff, Alex Badeh, announced the truce, telling his troops to stand down for a ceasefire. Boko Haram has not yet made a public statement but the negotiations are said to have the blessing of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. The government would not reveal what concessions it made to Boko Haram in order to bring the girls back, but I bet it was something good. BBC News

EbolamaniaEbolamania is sweeping the nation! After a vomiting passenger died (from non-Ebola realted causes) on a Nigeria-to-JFK flight, tension in the sky is high. On Thursday, a middle-aged African-American woman was locked in the lavatory of an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Chicago after she began vomiting. According to another passenger on the flight, after the woman vomited in the aisle, the crew feared the spread of Ebola and forced her to reveal all her recent travel and remain in the bathroom for the last 45 minutes of the trip. But was it really fear of Ebola that prompted this overreaction… or was it fear of black people? The witness, a University of Texas professor, thinks the latter, chalking the incident up to racial profiling. “If I had puked on the plane, would they have they done that to me? I’m a 60-year-old white woman with gray hair. No, they would not have,” she said. Actually, they probably would have. Ebola seems to bring out the hysteria in people. I’m surprised they didn’t push this woman out the door at 35,000ft. Houston Chronicle 

MEXICO SPRING BREAKThe French want to bid adieu to binge drinking. A draft health bill presented to French ministers on Wednesday aims to target binge drinking by hitting people who incite it with €15,000 fines and sentences of up to a year in jail. “It will be made illegal to sell products that make alcohol appear pleasant,” French health minister Marisol Touraine reportedly told RTL radio, such as “telephone cases or T-shirts that show amusing scenes based on drunkenness.” While France is among the world’s most liberal countries in terms of alcohol consumption, some feel the Irish-style binge-drinking has gotten out of control. “We see more and more seriously drunk young people in the emergency room, who will stay for 24 hours, sometimes two days, to sober up,” a French doctor told TV channel France24 last year. The proposed law presented to the Assemblée Nationale early next year, but hopefully legislators will be too drunk to pass it. Washington Post

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Washington Redskins: Too Offensive for the U.S. Patent Office

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, finding the football team’s name “disparaging” to Native Americans.

The case was filed on behalf of five Native Americans who argued the trademarked team name was offensive. The patent board agreed.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the board said.

And this isn’t the first time the board has tried to ban the Redskin name. In 1992, the board tried to remove the team’s trademark protections, ruling that the trademarks were disparaging, but a federal court overturned it on a technicality.

The latest ruling applies to six trademarks – all containing the word Redskin – associated with the Washington DC National Football League (NFL) team. But the decision only affects the right to register the trademarks – it won’t stop the team from continuing to use the Redskins name. However, it will make it much more difficult for the team to sue somebody for using the name and logos. So basically anyone could go around selling Redskins merchandise.

Despite the latest decision and the many, many calls for the team’s name to be changed, owner Daniel Snyder has refused, saying it honours Native Americans – much like a team named the Newark N*ggers would honour African Americans and the San Francisco Fags would honour the LGBT community. In fact, Daniel Snyder is so in tune with the Native American community that he founded a charity to benefit Native Americans, called the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (not to be confused with the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever).

But despite Snyder’s insistence that Native Americans are totally fine with the racial slur, there’s been growing pressure to change the team’s name – even by President Obama himself. So basically it’s only a matter of time before they throw in the towel and just rename the team. And because white guilt is infectious, the Cleveland Indians might want to start putting together a brainstorming session to come up with a new team name too. May I suggest the Cleveland Native Americans Forced onto Reservations and into Poverty by the US Government? Go NAFRPUSGs!!!! 

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Bad Dancer Blames Racism for Getting Kicked Off the Dance Floor

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Ultra-white transsexual dancer Susan Stone says she was kicked off the dance floor at a St. Louis African Arts Festival because she is white.

Stone, who loves dancing so much that she posts online videos of herself wearing colourful costumes shaking it interpretive dance style, said an event staffer asked her to stop dancing at the African Arts Festival in St. Louis and made a racist remark.

“He tells me, ‘You can’t be doing this here; this is an African-American event, (and) you can’t be at this event (because) you’re not black,’” Stone said. “I feel angry because they’re missing out on the beauty of everything. We’re all supposed to get along together – that’s what God says.”

As for the racist remark, a man identified as a festival employee can be heard in the dancer’s video saying, “This is not the ballerina arts festival, this is not the European arts festival. It is not the Caucasian arts festival.”

The co-chairman of the event, however, said Stone was being disruptive between performances and was uncooperative when asked to stop. A crazy show-stealing woman in a tutu being disruptive? Checks out. But, the co-chairman did admit that the employee acted out of line.

“That’s something that’s unacceptable and that’s an apology from me because we want everyone to showcase their talents and their abilities,” Jason McNairy said.

Based on Stone’s previous interpretive dance/butterfly inspired performances though, I don’t think she was asked to leave because she’s white…

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Donald Sterling Turns Apology into PR Nightmare

Donald Sterling Apology

While attempting to apologize for his racist comments, the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling dug himself deeper into a public-image nightmare.

In a PR nightmare of an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night, Donald Sterling attempted to apologize for the racist remarks that have turned him into the villain of the NBA. The 80-year-old, speaking to Anderson Cooper in his first television interview since the crisis broke, insisted he wasn’t racist and asked forgiveness for his “one mistake.” 

“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” he said. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”

I’m pretty sure there was more than “one mistake” – the million dollar housing discrimination lawsuit comes to mind – but at least Donald Sterling is stepping up and taking responsibility for his words.

Or maybe not…

Sterling says he was “baited” into using racist language by V. Stiviano, the mistress/professional archivist who made the original recording.

“She would always use the word ‘black,’ ” Sterling said of Stiviano.

“I used her words,” Sterling continued, later adding: “I don’t know why the girl had me say those things.”

Okay, so he didn’t take full responsibility, but at least he didn’t unleash anymore racist or offensive comments, right?

Wrong.

During the interview, Donald Sterling decided to unleash a searing attack on Magic Johnson as well as wealthy African Americans.

“What has he done, big Magic Johnson, what has he done?”

“He acts so holy,” Sterling said. “He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS, and when he had those AIDS I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him, I hope he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children?”

“What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV. Is that someone we want to respect, and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself,” Sterling continued after Anderson Cooper corrected him, explaining that Johnson was HIV positive but did not have “full-blown AIDS.”

“I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything,” the NBA villain added.

According to Sterling, it might be Magic Johnson’s race that impairs his ability to give back to the community.

“Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people,” said Sterling. “Some of the African Americans, they don’t want to help anyone.”

Then, perhaps to distract viewers from his own racism, Sterling accused Anderson Cooper of being the more racist one of the two.

“I think you have more of a plantation mentality than I do—you’re more of a racist than I am!”

Huh. So it turns out you don’t need a leaked tape to make Donald Sterling look bad, you just have to put him on CNN.

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North Korea Calls President Obama a “Wicked Black Monkey”

Obama and MOnkey

Someone’s not a fan of President Obama, but this time it’s not a Republican – it’s Kim Jong Un!

In a series of articles published last Friday, the North Korean media went on an extremely racist and somewhat offensive tirade against the US President. The government controlled media called President Obama a “wicked black monkey,” a “clown,” a “dirty fellow” and somebody who “does not even have the basic appearances of a human being.” Wow – they just out-Sterlinged Donald Sterling. Will Kim Jong Un be forced to sell North Korea now?

“As I watch him more closely, I realize that he looks like an African native monkey with a black face, gaunt grey eyes, cavate nostrils, plump mouth and hairy rough ears,” one article said.

“It would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world’s largest African natural zoo and lick the breadcrumbs thrown by spectators.”

But Dennis Rodman is still A-Okay. He looks more like an alien than a monkey anyway.

Now, this type of offensive rhetoric is a huge departure from the North Korean government’s usual commitment to sane and civilized criticism of international leaders… oh no, wait, Obama bashing is actually pretty standard.

The White House typically ignores the rhetorical excesses of the North Korean regime, chalking it up to good old-fashioned dictatorial brainwashing tactics – but this time Kim Jong Un went too far.

“While the North Korean Government-controlled media are distinguished by their histrionics, these comments are particularly ugly and disrespectful,” Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said in a statement.

But North Koreans aren’t being racist; they just know that the ideal physical type is a pale, chubby 5-foot Asian man with an awkward haircut. In fact, they believe it’s Americans who are the racist ones.

In response to a United Nations report on North Korea’s human rights violations, the official Korean Central News Agency released a report of their own titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.” The article refers to the U.S. as “the world’s worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being’s rights to existence” and accuses the U.S. of being a “kingdom of racial discrimination”.

The North Korean report makes the following points:

  • “Under the citizenship act, racialism is getting more severe in the U.S. The gaps between the minorities and the whites are very wide in the exercise of such rights to work and elect.”
  • “The U.S. true colors as a kingdom of racial discrimination was fully revealed by last year’s case that the Florida Court gave a verdict of not guilty to a white policeman who shot to death an innocent black boy.”
  • “That’s why 52 percent of the Americans have said that racism still exists in the country while 46 percent contended that all sorts of discrimination would be everlasting.”

Well, they got a few of the Zimmerman facts mixed up, but the article does have a few good points. Still, at least you don’t hear Americans going around calling black people “wicked black monkeys” – unless, of course,  you happen to find yourself on a Nevada ranch or at an LA Clippers game.

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Donald Sterling Has One Regret In Life: “I Wish I Had Just Paid Her Off”

 Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano

Los Angeles Clippers (former?) owner Donald Sterling has broken his silence after his secretly recorded racist rant was leaked to TMZ on April 25. But instead of apologizing for his racist remarks, Sterling told DuJour Magazine he wishes he had “just paid her off,” referring to his ex-mistress V. Stiviano.

In the audio clips, Donald Sterling allegedly tells his then-girlfriend (or professional “archivist” as she calls it) V. Stiviano “Don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people, and don’t come.” Sterling goes on to tell his girlfriend (who is half black) to stop “associating with black people,” including basketball legend Magic Johnson.

The gist of Donald Sterling’s argument is that people will have a hard time forgetting that she is mixed race if she’s constantly hanging out with her non-white friends, especially publicly and especially at his team’s games – although she is allowed to sleep with black guys for some reason. The gist of her argument is that she can’t deny her heritage and not hanging out with black people at NBA games is kinda hard to do…

Anyways, once the clips were released, Sterling’s life began to unravel.

First, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced it rescinded his lifetime award. The head of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP later resigned over the shame of ever having considered Donald Sterling for such an award considering his super racist past.

Sterling HecklersThen the sponsors started pulling out. Virgin America and CarMax announced they are ending their sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers in light of Sterling’s racist remarks. Insurer State Farm, which uses Clippers point guard Chris Paul in commercials, also said it is “taking a pause” in sponsorship.

Next up, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned the embattled Clippers owner from the league for life and fined him $2.5 million for the racist remarks. After confirnming Sterling was the voice on the tape, Silver announced Sterling will not be involved with games or practices, offices and facilities, or any team business matters.

“The views expressed are deeply offensive and harmful, that they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my anger,” Silver said.

But Sterling’s punishment didn’t end with a lifetime ban.

Silver said he is pushing the NBA Board of Governors to force Sterling to sell the team, which requires the approval of three-quarters of the board. On Thursday the 10-member NBA advisory committee unanimously agreed to begin terminating Mr Sterling’s ownership.

“The committee unanimously agreed to move forward as expeditiously as possible and will reconvene next week,” said NBA executive vice president Mike Bass.

Assuming the board votes in favour of ousting Sterling, a number of celebrities have expressed interest in purchasing the sports team. And this is where Donald Sterling’s worst nightmare comes into play: a black woman owning his basketball team!

ESPN reports Oprah Winfrey (along with David Geffen, Larry Ellison and a few others) is considering making a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers if Sterling sells.

The only thing Sterling has going for him now is his battle with prostate cancer – which means his ban from the NBA could be a lot shorter than he expected.

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White Supremacist Killer Into Gay Black Hookers. And Other News…

Glenn Miller Black Hookers

Former Ku Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller, who is accused of killing three people this month at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas, apparently has a thing for black hookers.

Once arrested, authorities then began looking into his past and discovered that in 1986 Raleigh police officers had caught Miller in the back seat of a vehicle, in mid-act with a black male prostitute masquerading as a woman. Miller claims that he lured the man to the meeting with the intention of beating the prostitute, bragging that he had a “violent history of going around picking up ni**ers and beating the hell out of ‘em, particularly ni**er f**gots.” When he was arrested with the transvestite, he claimed he was planning to “whip his ass.” Yes, just as soon as they were finished with the sex act portion of the evening… ABC News

obama-putinThings are still tense on the blurry border of Russia and Ukraine. In the pro-Russian town of Slaviansk, Ukrainian forces took back three checkpoints manned by armed separatists on Thursday, killing five in the process. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Kiev of “consequences” if the army is used against its own people while Secretary of State John Kerry warned Moscow that if Russia continues to escalate the situation in Ukraine, it would be a “grave” and “expensive mistake,” leaving the U.S. with no choice but to invade impose sanctions. But no matter how tense the situation gets, Obama said he would always have Putin’s back – if he were drowning. At a news conference in South Korea on Friday, President Obama said he would “absolutely” save Putin if he were drowning. “I’d like to think if anyone were out there drowning, I’d save them,” the President said in response to the question. Ok, so his criteria is pretty wide, but it’s still something. Reuters

Barack Obama plays football with a robotIn other Obama news, the president spent his Thursday in Tokyo battling Japanese robots.  Obama’s visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation began with the intention of highlighting  the recent renewal of a 10-year collaboration between the two countries in the sciences and ended with him playing soccer with a Japanese robot from Honda. Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO, which was dressed in an astronaut suit and is about the height of a 10 year-old child, went through a series of soccer drills with the president after he introduced himself in a metallic voice. After kicking some balls around, the president told students, “We saw some truly amazing robots—although I have to say the robots were a little scary. They were too lifelike. They were amazing.” Kind of like drones? Washington Post

RUSSIA-UKRAINE-POLITICS-PUTINAnd in other Putin news, the Russia president believes that the Internet is “a CIA project” that Moscow must “fight” to resist. Huh. Does that mean all the online pictures of Putin shirtless with animals are really just western propaganda? I guess so. Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such.” To resist that influence, Putin said, Russia needs to “fight for its interests” online. And by fight for its interests online, he means have the Kremlin exert greater control over it. National Post

Charlotte-Bell-michelle-obama-dads-resume-ftrWell, that’s one way to start your job search – send your daughter to the White House! At the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” on Thursday, an enterprising young girl seized the moment and offered First Lady Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s CV. Charlotte Bell, 10, told Mrs. Obama her dad had been out of work for several years. Apparently he had worked for the Obama campaign in 2012 and has been looking for a policy job ever since. After Michelle and Charlotte spoke, the First Lady held up the document and told the press, “Well it’s a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad, right?” Mrs. Obama took the resume with her when she left the event. Meanwhile, Mr. Bell is eagerly waiting by the phone. ABC News

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Missouri Mayor Resigns After Anti-Semitic Comments

Anti-Semitic Dan Clevenger

The anti-Semitic mayor of Marionville, Missouri, who “kind of agreed” with the white supremacist accused of killing three people at a Jewish community center, resigned Monday night after the city council voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

Mayor Ex-Mayor Dan Clevenger beat the city council to the punch and resigned from office  following outrage over his anti-Semitic comments in support of Frazier Glenn Miller, the former Klansman who went on a Jew killing spree in Kansas City last week.

Clevenger called Miller a friend and said he “kind of agreed with him” on some issues – mainly that Jews are ruining the country. Probably not the best idea to call a racist serial killer your friend, but go on…

“He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him,” Clevenger said of the 73-year-old killer.

“Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don’t like to express that too much.”

Keep going…

“There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us,” Clevenger told reporters last week. “We’ve got a false economy, and it’s some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there. The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that’s completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they’re Jewish.”

And Clevenger’s views aren’t anything new. Nearly a decade ago, the Marionville mayor wrote a letter to the editor of the Aurora Advertiser.

I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings,” wrote Clevenger. “The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s workforce.”

“Made a few Jews rich by killin’ us off,” he continued, adding that the “Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world’s largest debtor nation.”

Well the bad news (for Clevenger) is that the residents of Marionville don’t want a raging anti-Semite for a mayor (anymore), but the good news is that he can move to the small Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios – which means Castrillo Kill Jews in English.  Clevenger has until May 25 to bask in small town Spanish anti-semitism. On May 25 the town’s 56 residents will vote on whether to change the name of the town to something a little more appropriate. But even if the vote passes, if the town is JUST NOW considering a name change, I have a feeling Dan Clevenger will fit in nicely.

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Current Event Cat of the Day: Racist Easter Eggs

Current Event Cat - Easter Eggs

Easter eggs may come and go but racist messages can last forever.

While most kids spent their Easter weekend stuffing their faces with chocolate eggs, the children in one Virginia neighborhood were learning about white genocide.

Parents in Henrico County, Virginia were outraged during their Easter Sunday egg hunt when they discovered that Easter eggs with hidden racist messages had been left on neighborhood lawns.

The Smiths were having an egg hunt with their 3-year-old son Sunday afternoon at their home when they discovered the offensive eggs.

“My husband noticed the last Easter egg and I knew it wasn’t one that we put out,” Jackie Smith recalled. “We opened it and it’s got the white supremacist stuff in it.

And the hate-filled eggs weren’t contained to the Smiths’ yard. Other neighbors found various notes hidden in plastic eggs saying “Diversity = White Genocide”, “Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide”, and suggesting the kids visits websites such as WhiteManMarch.com and WhiteGenocideProject.com.

“We don’t want other kids around here who can read being like, ‘Hey mommy what’s the million man white march or what’s the genocide project?’ Most of us don’t want to explain genocide to our 6-year-olds,” Jackie Smith explained.

Police have canvassed the area and are working with the Computer Crimes Unit to gather more information about the racist Easter egg incident. Apparently the idea for putting racist messages in Easter eggs originated with White Man’s March founder Kyle Hunt, so his followers are looking pretty suspicious right now. I just hope they only put racist messages in the white eggs, not the colored ones – otherwise they’re total hypocrites.

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All White Wrestling Team Thinks Lynching Black Dummy Shows School Spirit

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Eight members of a Phillipsburgh, New Jersey high school wrestling team were banned from a state tournament days after a photo surfaced of team members lynching a black wrestling dummy.

The photo features seven of the wrestlers simulating a lynching of a black wrestling dummy in a Paulsboro High School’s shirt – the school’s longtime wrestling rival. Even though 37 percent of residents of Paulsboro, New Jersey are African-American, compared to only 7.5 percent of Phillipsburgh, the boys insist the dummy’s colour had nothing to do with it – they were just trying to show school spirit.

The boys’ lawyer, speaking on behalf of the students, said:

“[W]hen we spontaneously set the scene and posed for the photograph, our sole purpose was to promote school spirit and portray our wrestling team as victor over two of our archrivals — Paulsboro High School and Kittatinny High School, and not for any other purpose.”

“In outfitting the wrestling dummy, we did not give any thought to the physical appearance of the dummy as anything other than an unidentified generic wrestler.

“We did not intend to disparage anyone,” he continued. “We are truly sorry for any harm we may have caused.”

Their attorney also noted that the wrestling dummy in the photo is used in daily practices and, as far as they know, is only manufactured in dark leather. If there were a white dummy, they totally would have lynched him too. Or would they have chosen a non-lynching intimidation tactic? Like perhaps some sort of wrestling move… because, they’re wrestling team.

Much like the high school girls that thought it was appropriate to feature fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread for Black History Month, the boys’ action, however “innocently” it came to be, seems pretty dumb in retrospect. If they can’t understand why a photo of a bunch of white boys lynching a black dummy might be slightly offensive – especially when one of them appears to be wearing a Ku Klux Klan type hat – then that high school is doing a pretty poor job on the education front.

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