‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms, water fountains

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    She should be suspended

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cries of racism broke out across the campus of the University of Buffalo this week when students found Jim Crow-esque signs in a building on campus.

    Someone had posted “White Only” and “Black Only” signs near several bathrooms and water fountains in Clemens Hall.

    “It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see,” Micah Oliver, president for the Black Student Union, tells ABC 27.

    [​IMG]More than 100 students turned out to a Black Student Union meeting to discuss the signs.

    “There was fear expressed, anger, disappointment – all of that,” according to Oliver.

    And then, Ashley Powell, a black graduate student, stood up in the meeting to admit she had hung the signs, claiming it was part of an “art project,” The Buffalo News reports.

    Students were reportedly “outraged” and “walked out” of the meeting. Other students denounced Powell’s project as “racist” and “an act of terrorism.”

    Black student admits hanging ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms, water fountains
     
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    "She should be suspended"

    Nonsense.

    This is a state university, and that would be a potential First Amendment violation – not that you and most on the right care about that, of course.
     
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    I called it! An art project. I'd give her "D", but an "A" if the other signs said "Colored".
     
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    Hell, sue her ass for a civil rights violation... Segregation has been illegal since the 1960s!!!!
     
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    If a white student had done it, you would have wanted him hung
     
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    Your post fails as a hasty generalization
     
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    Oh also, you fail stupid, New York has laws against such signs. Do those laws violate free speech?

    Oh BTW , credit to jillian who pointed those laws out to me, I didn't realize that was illegal in NY until she did so, here you can post signs, but if a black (or whatever ) came in and you didn't serve them, that's illegal.
     
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    You know what's sad? Halfway through the post....I was reading and thinking "bullshit. Some liberal hung them up to stage some outrage and get attention". Just like MOST hate crimes and racist acts....staged.

    And then the article.says just that.

    Maybe Obama will invite her to the White House with her "cool signs".
     
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    It was an ART PROJECT dumb shit. Art is supposed to make a person think and yes they are often controversial. Do you really think the student wanted to segregate water fountains again? What a fuckin moron you must be.
    Art project signs stir up controversy at University of Buffalo
     
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    If that had been a white student, the college would have been burned and looted. You know this as well as everyone else.

    The double standards have to stop man. They have to..

    Don't even bother responding to me if you're going to deny what we all know is the truth.
     
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