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Blackouts back on at Oregon State University after controversy
The blackouts are back on at Oregon State University football games after the school changed its mind about discouraging fans from wearing all black over racial concerns.
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  • Chuck Gould wrote...
    One heck of a lot of stupid people at an institution of higher learning...
    Wearing black clothes is not racist. Nor is wearing white clothes, red clothes, yellow clothes, or brown clothes. Somebody down at OSU needs to get a life. It's a good thing that somebody with more common sense finally prevailed at that institution.

    Now, the students who put on the black face, the afro wigs, etc etc etc...that could be construed as an attempt to promote a racial (if not racist) stereotype. That specific behavior is in poor taste and should not be condoned, but wearing black clothes? Gimme a break...

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  • Pugwamp wrote...
    Ban it all!!
    I say ban orange wigs! Redheads everywhere are in an uproar! I say ban face paint of any kind! Who wants to see kids get excited and enjoy their college experience.
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  • sghouse wrote...
    a rare vicory for common sense...
    but all the hemming, hawing, and tap dancing around the issue is still nauseating.
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  • sghouse wrote...
    victory......spell check please.....
    or ability to go back and edit your own posts for a short time would be welcome.
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  • EARTHMAN911 wrote...
    Blackout?
    So, what's this all about? Are these stoonts celebrating the "Black Plague?" Black holes? Black Widow Spiders? Are they making fun of people with black faces, like Muslims do? What is the big deal here. Whose sensitive, psychotic, ox is being gored this time?
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  • HPD 5-0 wrote...
    One heck of a lot of stupid LIBERAL people at an institution of higher learning...
    Fixed it.
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  • Zoeller wrote...
    Finally!
    Common sense prevails.
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  • tlmbrt wrote...
    Why not
    take this to the max extreme? WHITE is no good, because it evokes "white supremacy". RED, BROWN and YELLOW are out for obvious reasons. PINK or BLUE is sexist. PURPLE? Nope, reminds us of elitist royalty. That leaves only ORANGE and GREEN (tree huggers will love that one, unless it represents money). Wait a sec, those are the colors of Halloween, which is insensitive to atheists and some religions. Hmmm, think we should wear stripes and plaid? Maybe just walk around naked?
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  • Country_Dog wrote...
    Sorry tlmbrt
    but "naked" is also insensitive to somebody, just not sure who yet. (Maybe textile unions or something.)
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