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(Think Progress)   Sick: Minority students at the University of Texas are getting attacked with "bleach bombs" from racist fellow students. Asinine: The administration is seemingly doing nothing to stop it   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 226
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2013-08-25 10:27:25 AM

Frank N Stein: I like how this article had to explicitly state the purpose of bleach for laundry applications.


Well, the article IS about college students.
 
2013-08-25 10:28:52 AM
This black kid's got a lot of nerve complaining about a harmless prank. When I went to college in Montgomery, being doused with brown paint just meant it was Thursday.
 
2013-08-25 10:31:17 AM

Oh_Enough_Already: Difficulty: This story, like almost all others which have preceded it, will be revealed to have been a hoax in short order.

Fake hate crimes inspire far more jokes than jokes inspire hate crimes.


That's right. Racism doesn't exist and black people are treated like royalty in the US... especially Texas. This couldn't POSSIBLY be true.

Go back to stormfront, derpclown.
 
2013-08-25 10:34:06 AM
So many oppressed crackers in here. Ya'll should organize a Million Man March.

"I HAVE A DERP..."
 
2013-08-25 10:34:43 AM

Mr.Tangent: Frank N Stein: I like how this article had to explicitly state the purpose of bleach for laundry applications.

Yeah it really stole the thunder from the obvious "makes whites whiter" joke.


I support a rigorous laundry segregation policy.  There ain't gonna be no misceginatin' in my washin' machine!
 
2013-08-25 10:38:17 AM

Cataholic: GoldSpider: Uranus Is Huge!: Schools should never address or comment any crimes that occur on their campuses. Ever. Doing so often pollutes the police investigation, taints the future jury pool, and causes undue alarm in the community.

That's a pretty stupid thing to post, considering the incident didn't occur on campus.

As with any DerpProgress article, you're going to get that kind of stupid in the thread.


Unlike this gem. What an insightful comment. You're contribution to the discussion has truly elevated the discourse. Or were you going for funny? It's hard to tell due to the lack of humor or a point. I bet your lips move when you read. Well, in 30 or 40 more minutes, you'll see where I admit my mistake. I know, real Americans never make/admit errors.

I'm curious why people rush in to defend this or deny racial motivation. Like it's so shocking that a couple of teenagers, that were King shiat in their little redneck Texas town, arrived in Austin, saw black people for the first time, and reacted poorly.
 
2013-08-25 10:39:02 AM

here to help: Oh_Enough_Already: Difficulty: This story, like almost all others which have preceded it, will be revealed to have been a hoax in short order.

Fake hate crimes inspire far more jokes than jokes inspire hate crimes.

That's right. Racism doesn't exist and black people are treated like royalty in the US... especially Texas. This couldn't POSSIBLY be true.

Go back to stormfront, derpclown.


None of which has anything to do with the matter being discussed, but you don't have the balls or the brains to admit to as much.

Which, if you did, you probably wouldn't be so easily seduced by reports of patiently fake hate crimes, so I can't really hold that against you.
 
2013-08-25 10:40:02 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: This black kid's got a lot of nerve complaining about a harmless prank. When I went to college in Montgomery, being doused with brown paint just meant it was Thursday.


Never pass out around a bunch of white kids when they have access to a white sharpie, said the african kid who found out the hard way.
/i guess drawing weiners on someones face with a white sharpie is racism?
 
2013-08-25 10:40:09 AM

Oh_Enough_Already: here to help: Oh_Enough_Already: Difficulty: This story, like almost all others which have preceded it, will be revealed to have been a hoax in short order.

Fake hate crimes inspire far more jokes than jokes inspire hate crimes.

That's right. Racism doesn't exist and black people are treated like royalty in the US... especially Texas. This couldn't POSSIBLY be true.

Go back to stormfront, derpclown.

None of which has anything to do with the matter being discussed, but you don't have the balls or the brains to admit to as much.

Which, if you did, you probably wouldn't be so easily seduced by reports of patiently fake hate crimes, so I can't really hold that against you.


You can't even spell properly and you expect us to get upset by your posts?
 
2013-08-25 10:40:21 AM
www.theblaze.com

But you just don't get it. That's why this is so funny. Silly lieburals.
 
2013-08-25 10:41:42 AM

Oh_Enough_Already: None of which has anything to do with the matter being discussed, but you don't have the balls or the brains to admit to as much.

Which, if you did, you probably wouldn't be so easily seduced by reports of patiently fake hate crimes, so I can't really hold that against you.


Wow... that made so much sense I punched myself in the dick. Thanks for opening my eyes to the truth.
 
2013-08-25 10:43:03 AM

spcMike: dryknife: "..targeted Asian or African Americans."

Texans have made peace with the Mexicans I guess.

They mow our grass


They also marry our daughters and we get a discount on yard service.
 
2013-08-25 10:43:47 AM

Neighborhood Watch: So this has supposedly happened 5 total times, 4 of which were almost a YEAR ago, and it's an 'epidemic'?

Yeah, right.


/just make sure you don't turn down the wrong street during a Juneteenth rally in Austin.  Trust me...


My son goes to year-round school in east Austin (the "black" part of east Austin, and walked all around the area with the parade and rallies during nearly every day of Juneteenth with nary a problem. He's Casper-white and a redhead, so you can't stand out much more than that. In my experience, it's just not what you seem to be implying.
 
2013-08-25 10:44:15 AM

Infernalist: Oh_Enough_Already: here to help: Oh_Enough_Already: Difficulty: This story, like almost all others which have preceded it, will be revealed to have been a hoax in short order.

Fake hate crimes inspire far more jokes than jokes inspire hate crimes.

That's right. Racism doesn't exist and black people are treated like royalty in the US... especially Texas. This couldn't POSSIBLY be true.

Go back to stormfront, derpclown.

None of which has anything to do with the matter being discussed, but you don't have the balls or the brains to admit to as much.

Which, if you did, you probably wouldn't be so easily seduced by reports of patiently fake hate crimes, so I can't really hold that against you.

You can't even spell properly and you expect us to get upset by your posts?


No, you're already plenty upset without my assistance, and upsetting you further beings me no joy.

Watching you duck and dodge and juck and jive bending yourself into pretzels avoiding the issue is hilarious though, so thanks for that, it's absolutely worth the price of admission. XOXO!
 
2013-08-25 10:48:34 AM

GoldSpider: Why does anybody feel they need an official response from the UT administration?


West Campus is home to more than 50 Greek organizations, more than 12 co-ops, organized by the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC), and many other student organizations.  (Wikipedia)

It's not an official part of campus but there's enough of a school presence there that if there is a known safety issue, it would be prudent to let the students know about it. If it were just student housing somewhere off campus, it'd be a stretch to expect the school to say anything but for all practical purposes west campus appears to be part of the school even if technically it isn't.

Regardless of if the school should be involved or not, what kind of person throws bleach balloons?
 
2013-08-25 10:48:36 AM

PainfulItching: Similar reports surfaced last year. But according to the Austin American-Statesman: linked here

Austin police said only one attack was reported, and that case was suspended due to lack of evidence. A police official said that damaged evidence was requested but that the victim did not submit anything.

So no evidence produced so far.


Bleach destroys evidence.

Commits crime using bleach as the weapon.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-25 10:51:22 AM

here to help: Truther: They should do all they can to catch the perpetrator of this crime.  There is no place in today's society for Hate Crimes - we need to bring light to these crimes and call them what they are.

Just like they are doing for that Australian baseball player or the WW2 vet who were victims of Hate Crimes.

Oh wait - Hate Crimes can't be perpetrated by minorities on whites.  My apologies.

/...

aaand there it is.


Am I wrong?

Truly, I believe that hate crimes are evil (crime in general is horrible, but hate crimes take it that much further) and should be specially prosecuted.

I really hope to be alive when people will be judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character.  All people.
 
2013-08-25 10:56:57 AM

Truther: I really hope to be alive when people will be judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character.  All people.


That would be nice, but it'll never happen since any character-based judgement, if/when found to be less than sterling (let alone deficient or abominable) will (and is) instantly and immediately be attributed exclusively to "racism," and such claims believed not only by the people who make them, but by anybody within earshot.
 
2013-08-25 10:57:18 AM
It was part of a marketing campaign...

i6.photobucket.com

/racial slur blacked out
 
2013-08-25 10:58:22 AM

Infernalist: Of course you're right, that's why there's documented reports of them being thrown at dorm windows belonging to minority students.  Because they're trying to ruin the window with the bleach!

lol you people


So you're suggesting that the reason bleach was the chemical of choice is because the assailant has some insatiable desire to turn the victims white?  Seriously?  If that were the case, why not use peroxide?  Or white paint?

I never suggested this wasn't racially-motivated.  I'm simply poo-pooing the idea that the choice of bleach was some sort of deeply symbolic gesture.
 
2013-08-25 11:04:15 AM
West Campus?

www.moneyandshit.com
 
2013-08-25 11:05:27 AM

arcas: Infernalist: Of course you're right, that's why there's documented reports of them being thrown at dorm windows belonging to minority students.  Because they're trying to ruin the window with the bleach!

lol you people

So you're suggesting that the reason bleach was the chemical of choice is because the assailant has some insatiable desire to turn the victims white?  Seriously?  If that were the case, why not use peroxide?  Or white paint?

I never suggested this wasn't racially-motivated.  I'm simply poo-pooing the idea that the choice of bleach was some sort of deeply symbolic gesture.


Because of the three, one is most known for making things whiter 'and' has the nice side effect of destroying dna.

And if you can look at the 'old' ads listed in this thread that play on the long-known theme of 'use bleach to make em white!' and not think that it wasn't a symbolic gesture then...I don't know what to say.   You have real, honest-to-god ADS promoting the idea that go back a half century and longer...What more evidence do you need that it's a symbolic thing?
 
2013-08-25 11:06:14 AM
Well boo-hoo
 
2013-08-25 11:10:40 AM
This has gotten me so angry. I am shocked that  nothing, of any consequence, is being done. Where's Batman when you need him? If you can hear this, save us Ben Affleck.
 
2013-08-25 11:15:42 AM
From the link within TFA about the previous incidents.:

At least four minority students at the University of Texas, Austin say they have been victims of a "bleach bomb" attack while walking near campus, but none of them filed police reports after the incidents, authorities said.

Police got involved when they heard "through the grapevine" that Asian and African-American students had spoken out on social media about the bleach incidents, which happened between June and September.

"The victims need to make a report so we can either assist [Austin Police] if it was off campus or work on it ourselves if it was on campus...  "We need facts to go on."


Sounds legit.
 
2013-08-25 11:15:51 AM

Infernalist: And if you can look at the 'old' ads listed in this thread that play on the long-known theme of 'use bleach to make em white!' and not think that it wasn't a symbolic gesture then...I don't know what to say.   You have real, honest-to-god ADS promoting the idea that go back a half century and longer...What more evidence do you need that it's a symbolic thing?


I knew that pic would come in handy some day!

Seriously, the word bleach literally means "to make whiter". How obvious do they need to make it to some people?
 
2013-08-25 11:31:49 AM

mesmer242: Well, subby, West campus is not actually UT property and nobody knows for sure that the person doing it is a student. It's sort of the job of the police to investigate crimes. We had some hate crimes at my university (not UT, and not a school in Texas) when I was a student, and the local police and criminal justice system did a much better job of dealing with it than administrators.


Yeah.  I don't want administrators investigating things like this.  That's the job of the police.  The school is liable to jump on the first promising suspect without actually figuring out if they're guilty or not.

Sweaty Dynamite: Criminal matter? Assault? This pussy got hit with a water balloon by some assholes riding around campus. Seems that the only reason minorities were the "targets" is probably because the are the only ones that equate being hit with a water balloon to a farking hate crime and report it to police. I would wager that there are similar or greater numbers of wet non-minorities walking around that campus that didn't feel the need to make a federal case out of it...literally.


Except it supposedly wasn't water.

mesmer242: Turns out that UT administration already commented to the local news:

"Austin Police are investigating the allegations about an incident off campus and we are anxious to learn the results," said Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at UT. "The dean of students and our campus climate response team, which coordinates the university's' response to bias incidents, is actively reviewing these allegations and also prepared to work with Austin Police on their investigation." The University of Texas Police Department said they were aware of the situation and are working with APD on the case.

http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/police-bleach-balloon-thrown -at- person-in-west-campus

So their response is less of a non-story than it already was.


So it's just people banging the discrimination drum.  No surprise.
 
2013-08-25 11:39:27 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because.....


You'd be aware that it's pretty common for universities and colleges to address crimes that are occurring in and around their campuses. They send notices, step up on-campus patrols, work with the students to educate them on how to protect themselves or spot shady activity etc. etc. etc. Applies to assaults, burglaries, pretty much anything that looks like a rash of related or spree crimes whether it's on the campus or not.
 
2013-08-25 11:41:11 AM

skozlaw: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because.....

You'd be aware that it's pretty common for universities and colleges to address crimes that are occurring in and around their campuses. They send notices, step up on-campus patrols, work with the students to educate them on how to protect themselves or spot shady activity etc. etc. etc. Applies to assaults, burglaries, pretty much anything that looks like a rash of related or spree crimes whether it's on the campus or not.


Or real.
 
2013-08-25 11:43:59 AM

Infernalist: Because, in Texas, black people have to manufacture proof of racism.  LOL


csb:  When I lived in Texas  some years ago I was trying to buy a specific model of a thing and called a store across town to confirm they had exactly what I needed in stock.  It was going to be a PITA trafficky drive and I didn't want to waste my time AGAIN driving to a place just to be told they didn't have it.  I made them confirm in no uncertain terms that they had the exact numbered model of what I needed.  So I get there and wouldn't you know it, they don't have the thing they PROMISED they had...they just tried to sell me something similar.  So I get back to work and I'm fuming and pissed off and I'm ranting about this to the black security manager (I'm white) and he asks me why I think this happened.  I tell him because society sucks and people are liars and don't give a shiat about anyone and anything.  He then told me he always chalked stuff like that up to racism.  I know it sounds corny but he actually said my experience was making him think that not everything he called racism was actually racism.
 
2013-08-25 11:44:48 AM
Oh_Enough_Already: This story (like almost all others of its kind) is just the prequel to the followup tag you'll never see on Fark in a few weeks or a month when it's revealed this was all a hoax.

However, since the lefty media will barely cover the revelation of the hoax, scores of people will not only believe this really happened, they'll instantly believe the next fabricated account as well.



Absolutely.  White people are the REAL victims of racism.  It's oppression, plain and simple!
 
2013-08-25 11:46:53 AM

freak7: As long as we're not calling the killing of the Australian baseball player and WWII soldier racially motivated, we're good.


So self-hating whites are to blame?
 
2013-08-25 11:50:50 AM

ciberido: Oh_Enough_Already: This story (like almost all others of its kind) is just the prequel to the followup tag you'll never see on Fark in a few weeks or a month when it's revealed this was all a hoax.

However, since the lefty media will barely cover the revelation of the hoax, scores of people will not only believe this really happened, they'll instantly believe the next fabricated account as well.


Absolutely.  White people are the REAL victims of racism.  It's oppression, plain and simple!


The whargarble to actually-relevant-to-the-topic-at-hand percentage in your post is way off.

Not sure if it's a medical issue or just a basic literacy one, but there's probably a pill available for either affliction.

Good luck!
 
2013-08-25 12:01:10 PM
Whiners need to move to a different sector. America is a battlefield.
 
2013-08-25 12:01:17 PM

len470: Yes, remember Oberlin. This has hoax written all over it. No witnesses other than the aggrieved, Not reported until later. In the original article is a picture of the most likely perp, Taylor Carr.


NOT THIS.

Of all the things that can be hoaxes this one would rank near the bottom.
 
2013-08-25 12:01:49 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: The whargarble to actually-relevant-to-the-topic-at-hand percentage in your post is way off.

Not sure if it's a medical issue or just a basic literacy one, but there's probably a pill available for either affliction.

Good luck!


You haven't said a relevant thing in this thread. And stop Smart voting your own comments you turd!
 
2013-08-25 12:03:42 PM

ciberido: Absolutely. White people are the REAL victims of racism. It's oppression, plain and simple!


Actually, bleach getting thrown on people by dumb rednecks is exactly why Black people are shooting each other in Chicago.

If we stopped dumb pranks & racist graffiti, then Black people will be able to escape the cycle of poverty.

/I HAVE A DERAM!
 
2013-08-25 12:04:04 PM

SuperNinjaToad: len470: Yes, remember Oberlin. This has hoax written all over it. No witnesses other than the aggrieved, Not reported until later. In the original article is a picture of the most likely perp, Taylor Carr.

NOT THIS.

Of all the things that can be hoaxes this one would rank near the bottom.


Any time racism occurs nowadays it's a hoax. Oh those wascawy bwack peopoe!
 
2013-08-25 12:08:20 PM

here to help: Oh_Enough_Already: The whargarble to actually-relevant-to-the-topic-at-hand percentage in your post is way off.

Not sure if it's a medical issue or just a basic literacy one, but there's probably a pill available for either affliction.

Good luck!

You haven't said a relevant thing in this thread. And stop Smart voting your own comments you turd!


Only voting I'm doing is funny voting yours, sorry.
 
2013-08-25 12:08:40 PM
Well, if logic holds...the minorities should strike back with smart bombs.
 
2013-08-25 12:14:24 PM

dryknife: "..targeted Asian or African Americans."

Texans have made peace with the Mexicans I guess.


A large portion of Texans are Mexicans...
 
2013-08-25 12:21:22 PM
Meanwhile, persistent MSM silence
 
2013-08-25 12:21:35 PM

Infernalist: Because of the three, one is most known for making things whiter 'and' has the nice side effect of destroying dna.


And they used balloons. Balloons are often made from rubber, which comes from trees which were shipped from Brazil to Europe by Henry Wickham. Wickham was of British descent. The British were the second largest transporters of slaves over the Atlantic, the Atlantic Ocean just happens to be the second largest ocean. Considering that we now have had "second" pop up three times we can deduce that there were three assailants.

You are reading way too much into it. If it is some racist who is throwing bleach balloons at non-whites then I'll agree that bleach was very likely picked because it is used to make things white (both for the skin and to ruin clothing). But destroy DNA? No one would have picked bleach for that purpose.
 
2013-08-25 12:25:46 PM
Its Texas just carry a gun. Oh wait you aint white, forget what I just said.
 
2013-08-25 12:27:20 PM
I'm willing to bet the farm that these bleaching incidents are manufactured by uber-left leaning students. Like Oberlin, Tawana Brawley, et al, it'll be another "community organizer" with an "end justifies the means" mentality. "We know racism is there, and if we can't prove it, we'll fake it."
 
2013-08-25 12:32:33 PM
Is this one of those "hate crimes" that is going to be proven to be totally made up in the near future?
 
2013-08-25 12:32:52 PM

SDRR: dryknife: "..targeted Asian or African Americans."

Texans have made peace with the Mexicans I guess.

A large portion of Texans are Mexicans...


At one time ALL Texans were Mexicans.
 
2013-08-25 12:34:16 PM

skozlaw: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because.....

You'd be aware that it's pretty common for universities and colleges to address crimes that are occurring in and around their campuses. They send notices, step up on-campus patrols, work with the students to educate them on how to protect themselves or spot shady activity etc. etc. etc. Applies to assaults, burglaries, pretty much anything that looks like a rash of related or spree crimes whether it's on the campus or not.


And you feel that  4 water balloons is enough to warrant that level of reaction from the  administration?  You think a few water balloons warrant notices?  Patrols!?  A student balloon awareness club? This barely warrants attention from legitimate police, it's a petty crime.  This is NOWHERE near the level of criminal activity that might require any public action from the administration, and you're ridiculous for claiming otherwise.
 
2013-08-25 12:36:51 PM

Abox: Infernalist: Because, in Texas, black people have to manufacture proof of racism.  LOL

csb:  When I lived in Texas  some years ago I was trying to buy a specific model of a thing and called a store across town to confirm they had exactly what I needed in stock.  It was going to be a PITA trafficky drive and I didn't want to waste my time AGAIN driving to a place just to be told they didn't have it.  I made them confirm in no uncertain terms that they had the exact numbered model of what I needed.  So I get there and wouldn't you know it, they don't have the thing they PROMISED they had...they just tried to sell me something similar.  So I get back to work and I'm fuming and pissed off and I'm ranting about this to the black security manager (I'm white) and he asks me why I think this happened.  I tell him because society sucks and people are liars and don't give a shiat about anyone and anything.  He then told me he always chalked stuff like that up to racism.  I know it sounds corny but he actually said my experience was making him think that not everything he called racism was actually racism.


Funny after 9/11 Muslims got the heat of the racism war, I couldn't go through an airport without eyes glaring at me. To me 9/11 just showed how ignorant society is as a hole, I am not al quacka - black people were the first to tell me "now you know how it feels to be black". Bullshiat.. what black person rammed hijacked planes into a building killing 5,000 people? None, specifically a religious black person? None. Now I responded kindly to the person who said this to me "What black person in the past 30 years has endured what most ARAB looking people deal with every single day?" he spouted rodney king, I said ok good point - one person, granted I told him i'd give him 50, try to compare that to anyone who looks arab - not sure how many arabs are in the US but I would say a few million?.

Most of it isn't racist, its just people uneducated or just plain stupid - or they have never really SPOKE to a muslim so they have a natural FEAR just like the American's did when the Soviet union was threatening war (look up the 50s and 60s).

/I hate every race, I find myself blasting african americans more because they cry self pity on what their ancestors had to deal with, NOT them.
//back of the bus for me, slashies
 
2013-08-25 12:43:02 PM

dryknife: "..targeted Asian or African Americans."

Texans have made peace with the Mexicans I guess.


Fool...Mexicans don't go to school.  They're outside mowing my lawn right now.
 
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