Black People : HATE SHUTS DOWN OBERLIN

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  1. Kemetstry

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    'Hate' incidents shut Oberlin


    Oberlin College has experienced a string of racially-charged incidents this month.
    By Lilit Marcus, TODAY contributor
    Ohio’s famed Oberlin College suspended classes on Monday after a person was spotted on campus wearing what appeared to be a white KKK robe, the latest in a string of racially charged incidents on campus.
    In the last month, the school has also found graffiti of the n-word painted on campus buildings and a swastika painted on a classroom window.
    Oberlin, which counts "Girls" creator Lena Dunham, musician Liz Phair, and "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal among its alumni, is known for its open-minded past.
    It was the first college in the country to establish a race-blind admissions process, and was even a stop along the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape to freedom. Because of this legacy, Oberlin has been proactive about addressing the racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic actions occurring on their campus.

    In an open letter posted to the school's website on Monday, a group of school administrators notified the community of the latest incident and announced that classes were canceled for the day in light of the events.
    "Early this morning, there was a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit between South and the Edmonia Lewis Center and in the vicinity of Afrikan Heritage House," the statement read, noting that the sighting is still being investigated.
    "This event, in addition to the series of other hate-related incidents on campus, has precipitated our decision to suspend formal classes and all other non-essential activities for today, Monday, March 4, 2013, and gather for a series of discussionsof the challenging issues that have faced our community in recent weeks."
    The school asked the Oberlin community to attention a series of events on campus, from a "teach-in" to a "demonstration of solidarity."



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    Thanks, Kem, for bringing this to attention for all who didn't know.:)

    I'll never understand how a person gets their kicks by running around with a pillowcase over their heads. They have to be tons insecure, huh?
     
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    Actually, it is a classic historical form of imtimidation. Until we make it unsafe for them, they will continue to use it






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    where the thugs at?
     
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    Oh, I understand that, but that doesn't mean I'm intimidated by it. It scares me as much as a white person shaving themselves bald and wearing steel toe boots with suspenders. Ha!

    They think blacks are just supposed to pee our pants as if we actually see a ghost? Why should we be scared, intimidated, or moved at all by a clown hiding behind a cheap mask?

    Is it disrespectful? No doubt! We all know the history behind it, but it surely isn't something to be afraid of; not anymore. Too much has been built up, and too many have been strengthened for a dude parading around like a fool to shake any of the foundation laid from of old.
     
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    Defending yourself doesnt make one a thug. Neither does taking out predators






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