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2013-10-23 09:01:35 PM  
Maybe they photoshopped the hands
 
2013-10-23 09:02:56 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Maybe they photoshopped the hands


Actually, it looks like a lighting issue to me.  Those are the guy's hands, but the left one is getting direct sunlight on it and the right one only shows his palm.
 
2013-10-23 09:08:16 PM  

timujin: Bareefer Obonghit: Maybe they photoshopped the hands

Actually, it looks like a lighting issue to me.  Those are the guy's hands, but the left one is getting direct sunlight on it and the right one only shows his palm.


That's what I was thinking.  That, and "Funny - he looks too small to be a football player..."
 
2013-10-23 09:09:59 PM  
"HE LOOKS BLACK / I CAN TELL FROM SOME OF THE PIXELS AND FROM SEEING QUITE A FEW BLACKS IN MY TIME."
 
2013-10-23 09:19:25 PM  
Now that's he has graduated, he'll be able to afford a monkey and to hang out with Macaulay Culkin
 
2013-10-23 09:40:11 PM  
I am a grad of the University of Alabama and in some online discussion forums with folks who know the student in the picture.  The picture is not photoshopped, and it is just a combination of lighting and a lighter skinned black man.
 
2013-10-23 09:42:02 PM  
Fail of the fail tag.
 
2013-10-23 09:42:32 PM  
if you read the comments the guy actually says it's him in the picture

so, damn, i really wanted to laugh at alabama, but now the joke is ruined because of black people
 
2013-10-23 09:45:03 PM  
Ok maybe they did photoshop a black guy's head onto a white guy's body. But at least they found a real homosexual to shake hands with him.
 
2013-10-23 09:45:41 PM  

timujin: Bareefer Obonghit: Maybe they photoshopped the hands

Actually, it looks like a lighting issue to me.  Those are the guy's hands, but the left one is getting direct sunlight on it and the right one only shows his palm.


Pretty much, this. Oh, and whoever did this doesn't know much about a lot of things but they already put up a quasi retraction on the page.

/So let's just make fun of the writer of the blog/article : )
 
2013-10-23 09:46:18 PM  
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2013-10-23 09:47:56 PM  
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2013-10-23 09:48:23 PM  

nickdaisy: Ok maybe they did photoshop a black guy's head onto a white guy's body. But at least they found a real homosexual to shake hands with him.


Well they would make a cute couple, just sayin'.
 
2013-10-23 09:48:39 PM  
this goes much deeper than skin deep

he photoshopped his own face onto his own body in real life
 
2013-10-23 09:53:29 PM  
Am I supposed to be outraged?

This isn't the only time a college has staged or shooped a photo op. They do it all the time.
 
2013-10-23 09:54:03 PM  
FTA : Note the skin color of the African American man's hands

Yeah, his palm is pretty white.  I bet that the bottoms of his feet are of a similar shade.

/ Is the sociology professor lady suggesting there arent actually black students at Alabama?
 
2013-10-23 09:54:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: timujin: Bareefer Obonghit: Maybe they photoshopped the hands

Actually, it looks like a lighting issue to me.  Those are the guy's hands, but the left one is getting direct sunlight on it and the right one only shows his palm.

That's what I was thinking.  That, and "Funny - he looks too small to be a football player..."


He's clearly laying skin on that white boy. No white man would shake hands like that.
 
2013-10-23 09:57:30 PM  
 
2013-10-23 09:57:52 PM  
This doesn't surprise me.

I was setting up lunch for some big board meeting of the College of Engineers at Michigan Tech.  I had my back to them, because I was off to the side setting up the chafing dishes.

A woman was wrapping up her presentation that the university was on the verge of becoming the number one technological university of its size to have Native American under grads enrolled in engineering program.

A man interrupted her and said (paraphrasing, it's been a few years) "I don't care about Native American enrollment.  We need the blacks and the Hispanics.  Lockheed and Dow are expressing concerns about diversity.  We're too white.   We're going to target Detroit for the blacks and Grand Rapids for the Hispanics.  We get them in here for 2 years, get our retention numbers up, and after that, I don't care about what happens to them".

The silence was palpable, and to this day I regret not saying anything.  I was just too shocked.  What could I have said though?
 
2013-10-23 09:57:56 PM  
www.soundonsight.org

\I know it's easily in my top five favorite movies ever and all, but really, I shouldn't have been first
 
2013-10-23 09:58:07 PM  
they are like the north korea of the south eastern conference
worse
worse even than the mullah-farkers of iran
faking photoshops of staged photo-ops
don't even have the common decency to turn on a computer and make that man even darker
 
2013-10-23 09:58:21 PM  
That's what happens when black people get an education. They become white.
 
2013-10-23 10:01:16 PM  
UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

i.imgur.com

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.
 
2013-10-23 10:01:24 PM  

medius: if you read the comments the guy actually says it's him in the picture

so, damn, i really wanted to laugh at alabama, but now the joke is ruined because of black people


Well then...

It says something we just kind of assumed they had done it.
 
2013-10-23 10:02:12 PM  
Look at her other posts.  She's perpetually offended by society.  It's her job as she sees it.
 
2013-10-23 10:09:12 PM  

meat0918: This doesn't surprise me.

I was setting up lunch for some big board meeting of the College of Engineers at Michigan Tech.  I had my back to them, because I was off to the side setting up the chafing dishes.

A woman was wrapping up her presentation that the university was on the verge of becoming the number one technological university of its size to have Native American under grads enrolled in engineering program.

A man interrupted her and said (paraphrasing, it's been a few years) "I don't care about Native American enrollment.  We need the blacks and the Hispanics.  Lockheed and Dow are expressing concerns about diversity.  We're too white.   We're going to target Detroit for the blacks and Grand Rapids for the Hispanics.  We get them in here for 2 years, get our retention numbers up, and after that, I don't care about what happens to them".

The silence was palpable, and to this day I regret not saying anything.  I was just too shocked.  What could I have said though?




Damn straight Whitey!
 
2013-10-23 10:10:39 PM  

farkingismybusiness: That's what happens when black people get an education. They become white.


Interesting... I have two degrees, yet my skin has stayed it's natural brown hue. No change at all.
Maybe it kicks in after the Master's... I'll get back to you in a couple of years.
 
2013-10-23 10:11:53 PM  
static.tvfanatic.com
 
2013-10-23 10:13:44 PM  
I think we're all missing the important part of the story here. Both of the hot chicks on the left have scarlet "A's" on their robes.

We should be scorning their hedonism. Whores.
 
2013-10-23 10:14:48 PM  

stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."



It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.


Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...
 
2013-10-23 10:14:48 PM  
I've seen this before:

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2013-10-23 10:17:37 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...


How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?
 
2013-10-23 10:21:20 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...


The student, a junior named David Jackson, said Wednesday that the photo was taken over a year ago.
"It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit," he said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.

Jackson said the situation is amusing, and he's trying not to worry about what people are saying.
"God created me with light skin," he said. "I can't do anything about the way I look."
 
2013-10-23 10:21:56 PM  

Dimensio: The Onion imitates life. Again.


Came in looking for that Onion link - thanks. I've always loved that one.

//Iowa State alum
 
2013-10-23 10:22:30 PM  

stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...

How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?


I dont know. I've never been to Tuscaloosa so I can't speak of the racial diversity in their non-"student"-athlete population.

Why didn't they use a photograph from an actual graduation ceremony instead of a staged one?
 
2013-10-23 10:23:47 PM  
thesocietypages.org

"What a great picture!  We shall use it on our marketing materials!  However, it needs an extra little something...."

thesocietypages.org

"We fixed it!  All better now!"
 
2013-10-23 10:28:08 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [thesocietypages.org image 356x448]

"What a great picture!  We shall use it on our marketing materials!  However, it needs an extra little something...."

[thesocietypages.org image 356x451]

"We fixed it!  All better now!"


thesocietypages.org

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2013-10-23 10:32:43 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...

How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?

I dont know. I've never been to Tuscaloosa so I can't speak of the racial diversity in their non-"student"-athlete population.

Why didn't they use a photograph from an actual graduation ceremony instead of a staged one?


Probably because they couldn't find a good graduation picture with any black people in it.
 
2013-10-23 10:33:13 PM  

Ajakk: I am a grad of the University of Alabama and in some online discussion forums with folks who know the student in the picture.  The picture is not photoshopped, and it is just a combination of lighting and a lighter skinned black man.


that said his face sure isn't "lighter skinned". or did they do like Time did OJ?
 
2013-10-23 10:36:10 PM  

rewind2846: farkingismybusiness: That's what happens when black people get an education. They become white.

Interesting... I have two degrees, yet my skin has stayed it's natural brown hue. No change at all.
Maybe it kicks in after the Master's... I'll get back to you in a couple of years.


Big Gulps huh?
thechive.files.wordpress.com
Well... see you later!
 
2013-10-23 10:41:16 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...

How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?

I dont know. I've never been to Tuscaloosa so I can't speak of the racial diversity in their non-"student"-athlete population.

Why didn't they use a photograph from an actual graduation ceremony instead of a staged one?


I don't know. Maybe they could have used this one? (from their own site):
www.ua.edu

Maybe the wanted to have it photographed outside in a certain way and that just wasn't possible because of time/other reasonable constraints?

Or they could be horrible racists hoping to lure unsuspecting black folks to their white college where no black people graduate ever.

Totally could be that second one.
 
2013-10-23 10:44:13 PM  
Poor guy has a bad case of impetigo.
 
2013-10-23 10:55:15 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."



It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...


It's rather telling that you assume that the white students were not also staged after finding out the black one was. Hmmmmmmmm.

Racist.
 
2013-10-23 10:57:18 PM  

stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."



It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.


Yeah, that's just what they want you to believe. Or is it......
 
2013-10-23 10:57:57 PM  

stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...

How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?

I dont know. I've never been to Tuscaloosa so I can't speak of the racial diversity in their non-"student"-athlete population.

Why didn't they use a photograph from an actual graduation ceremony instead of a staged one?

I don't know. Maybe they could have used this one? (from their own site):
[www.ua.edu image 690x312]

Maybe the wanted to have it photographed outside in a certain way and that just wasn't possible because of time/other reasonable constraints?

Or they could be horrible racists hoping to lure unsuspecting black folks to their white college where no black people graduate ever.

Totally could be that second one.


hehe
 
2013-10-23 11:02:59 PM  

max_pooper: stutte2: max_pooper: stutte2: UPDATE: I may have been wrong about this one and, if so, I apologize.  The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

It's a real photo, time to move the outrage bus to the next stop.

Ok so they didn't photoshop a picture of a black student graduating they simply staged a picture of a black student graduating, that's so much better...

How is that outrageous? Do black people not graduate from the Univ. of Alabama?

I dont know. I've never been to Tuscaloosa so I can't speak of the racial diversity in their non-"student"-athlete population.

Why didn't they use a photograph from an actual graduation ceremony instead of a staged one?


Because at a real graduation ceremony there are several real things going on, and typically you don't have time to do staged photos like this during a major event. For this type of pic which is most likely in printed material as well, they had a production company staging lighting and other aspects to get a good picture and publishing rights to.

If you take a random photo from an event, you don't automatically get publish rights to the image for marketing material. While a news media can print it as news. A company cannot use it for promotional use. You have get permission from each person I the picture, and if one doesn't approve, then you have to do it again.
 
2013-10-23 11:13:22 PM  
Give her a break guys; she's a sociology major...
 
2013-10-23 11:57:29 PM  
The Univ. of Alabama has released a statement saying that the image is not photoshopped, including a quote from the student saying "It's kind of funny, but people are blowing it out of proportion a little bit."

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College.


Hopefully not for long. Unless she intentionally writes such flamebait stories falsely accusing people of racism, as part of her effort to show people how racist you have to be to get outraged at a black man not being dark enough.
 
2013-10-24 12:26:43 AM  
Quick and dirty they might have done if they'd known somebody would get all "That's Racist" and assume the guy's hands weren't dark enough...

img2u.info
 
2013-10-24 01:24:08 AM  
Next brochure, they should include a photo of George Wallace -- the black comedian, not the white crapstain-excuse-for-a-governor.

Seriously, if white George were still around, he'd have an hour of Fox News primetime.
 
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