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2013-10-28 08:52:50 AM
Outside of New Hampshire, that looks like a bunch of mostly white people. Inside New Hampshire, that's practically a rainbow coalition.
 
2013-10-28 08:55:41 AM

SmackLT: Outside of New Hampshire, that looks like a bunch of mostly white people. Inside New Hampshire, that's practically a rainbow coalition.


Hampshire College is in Massachusetts.

/almost applied there
 
2013-10-28 09:38:48 AM
White people problems.
 
2013-10-28 09:40:26 AM

Diogenes: SmackLT: Outside of New Hampshire, that looks like a bunch of mostly white people. Inside New Hampshire, that's practically a rainbow coalition.

Hampshire College is in Massachusetts.

/almost applied there


I read the headline as "New Hampshire college..."

Dumb mistake, I'll take my beatin'
 
2013-10-28 09:42:08 AM
Hampshire College is very much a hippie school.  This doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

I applied to Amherst, and they're in a consortium with Hampshire and a few others.  I thought I might still be able to score some classes at the former even if I got rejected (which I did) but got accepted at the latter.  My folks were none too happy with Hampshire though, so I gave it up.
 
2013-10-28 09:43:46 AM
Only when White People are allowed to be proudly White again and reclaim their place in history as the ones who have driven the nation to greatness will America be America again, right Conservatives?
 
2013-10-28 09:56:11 AM
Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman, said in a statement that the student organizers of Hampshire Halloween contracted with a number of bands, and that some students "questioned the selection of one band, asking whether it was a predominantly white Afrobeat band, and expressing their concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures."

I-I'm seeing the protestors from PCU in my mind.... People so wrapped up in liberal sensitivity and outrage that they've actually forgotten how to have a good time.
 
2013-10-28 10:00:06 AM

Elegy: Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman, said in a statement that the student organizers of Hampshire Halloween contracted with a number of bands, and that some students "questioned the selection of one band, asking whether it was a predominantly white Afrobeat band, and expressing their concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures."

I-I'm seeing the protestors from PCU in my mind.... People so wrapped up in liberal sensitivity and outrage that they've actually forgotten how to have a good time.



Could you blow me where the pampers is?
 
2013-10-28 10:02:41 AM
So I'm guessing it's going to be a battle between overly-sensitive Liberals and "I want the FREEDOM to be a racist pig" Conservatives. Fight!
 
2013-10-28 10:04:24 AM
I think it's sad that we can't use art to transcend these sorts of issues.  Political Correctness is so short-sighted.
 
2013-10-28 10:08:16 AM

Elegy: I-I'm seeing the protestors from PCU in my mind.... People so wrapped up in liberal sensitivity and outrage that they've actually forgotten how to have a good time.


And you're seeing them here too. There will be plenty more to come as well.
 
2013-10-28 10:15:07 AM
They were also criticized for playing that funky music.
 
2013-10-28 10:16:40 AM
This is a logical outcome of political correctness.

Within 20 years, "white" will be an insult comparable to "nazi".
 
2013-10-28 10:18:37 AM
They should have all worn black face.
 
2013-10-28 10:18:47 AM
which he said was the target of an online campaign by approximately 30 people

30 people?  Who gives a shiat.  How big is this stupid school?
 
2013-10-28 10:19:26 AM

Elegy: Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman, said in a statement that the student organizers of Hampshire Halloween contracted with a number of bands, and that some students "questioned the selection of one band, asking whether it was a predominantly white Afrobeat band, and expressing their concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures."

I-I'm seeing the protestors from PCU in my mind.... People so wrapped up in liberal sensitivity and outrage that they've actually forgotten how to have a good time.


That is one baffling statement, I'll admit. Is the ability to respect other cultures determined by one's skin tone?
 
2013-10-28 10:21:16 AM
Next up: all Elvis Presley songs are banned because he's too white to sing R&B.
 
2013-10-28 10:23:18 AM
So a band being discriminated against for being too white is ok? What if the band was being discriminated against for being too black? Answer: Jessie Jackson and Reverand Al march on the school and shut it down.
 
2013-10-28 10:23:34 AM
Solution:

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2013-10-28 10:24:26 AM
Earlier this year, they cancelled Eminem and Macklemore, who they thought were too white to rap.

They cancelled on a couple of minority hockey players who weren't white enough to play the sport.

Political Correctness...  See how stupid it gets when you make everything about race?
 
2013-10-28 10:27:23 AM
Otis Day and the Nights are available.
 
2013-10-28 10:28:33 AM

Diogenes: Hampshire College is very much a hippie school.  This doesn't surprise me in the slightest.


Hampshire is not a hippie college.  It may have some elements of it but the place is more a space cadet camp than an institute of higher learning or hippie college.
 
2013-10-28 10:28:44 AM
Had the band actually been in New Hampshire, no one could understand a word they were singing without help.

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-10-28 10:29:35 AM
I've been to Halloween parties at Camp Hamp, and believe me, the skin color of the band is the last thing in the world you'll be thinking about.

Trip or Treat.  =)
 
2013-10-28 10:30:01 AM

skinink: Next up: all Elvis Presley songs are banned because he's too white to sing R&B.


Did you do that on purpose?

A lot of people feel that Elvis made his millions singing white-ified versions of songs originally created by black performers, who were either not allowed to record (most recording studios were white-owned) or who, when they were, never saw a cent of the profits.
 
2013-10-28 10:31:05 AM
When you have gone so far with "racial sensitivity" you justify racism against certain groups, you have lost the farking plot.
 
2013-10-28 10:31:26 AM
Wait, there are words in that article? For some reason I couldn't manage to get that far down.

imgick.masslive.com
 
2013-10-28 10:32:31 AM
This just in: college students are farking idiots.
 
2013-10-28 10:33:02 AM
I think we need to put the Hype Committee in charge of everything.

They sound smart.
 
2013-10-28 10:33:36 AM

Skarekrough: Diogenes: Hampshire College is very much a hippie school.  This doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

Hampshire is not a hippie college.  It may have some elements of it but the place is more a space cadet camp than an institute of higher learning or hippie college.


Attack me for my opinions?  HATE CRIME!!!
 
2013-10-28 10:34:47 AM
There they go, always trying to keep the white soul brother down.
 
2013-10-28 10:34:57 AM

brimed03: skinink: Next up: all Elvis Presley songs are banned because he's too white to sing R&B.

Did you do that on purpose?

A lot of people feel that Elvis made his millions singing white-ified versions of songs originally created by black performers, who were either not allowed to record (most recording studios were white-owned) or who, when they were, never saw a cent of the profits.


The problem with this is that just about every white man who ever did anything significant is now being accused of some version of this.
 
2013-10-28 10:35:19 AM
The tag said it all....
 
2013-10-28 10:35:25 AM
Wait - the band wasn't the "right" perceived racial or cultural group for the music played by the band, so the school cancelled their performance because a small group of students thought that certain musical styles should only be performed by the right racial or cultural group?

How is that not ethnicism on the part of the students involved?
 
2013-10-28 10:35:36 AM
Cut the students some slack. They're young adults trying to work out a sense of justice, independent from what mommy and daddy and reverend/father/rabbi/imam Jones told them to believe up through high school.

They're bound to stumble and sometimes look silly. But at least they're asking questions and trying to work out answers, which is more than most post-college adults ever do.
 
2013-10-28 10:36:18 AM

Elegy: Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman, said in a statement that the student organizers of Hampshire Halloween contracted with a number of bands, and that some students "questioned the selection of one band, asking whether it was a predominantly white Afrobeat band, and expressing their concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures."

I-I'm seeing the protestors from PCU in my mind.... People so wrapped up in liberal sensitivity and outrage that they've actually forgotten how to have a good time.


I wonder if they would protest black people appropriating Chinese food, pizzas, Bach, European clothing styles etc. Or if it was an all Chinese band.

If you don't want people copying your music style, don't perform, don't publish and most of all, don't talk about it. Only complete secrecy can prevent people who might have liked your music from imitating it.
 
2013-10-28 10:41:04 AM
I hate how the "Liberal" proclaimed people are the ones the use race and gender and every other thing they can possibly think of to discriminate

Could they have canceled a band for being too black, too hispanic, too asian, too homosexual?

at least the band did get paid

reminds me of the white sorority that won the coca cola step off and were deemed too white to win
 
2013-10-28 10:42:44 AM
Miley Cyrus twerking removes agency from strong black woman. If you disagree, you're a racist.
 
2013-10-28 10:43:35 AM

Don_cos: brimed03: skinink: Next up: all Elvis Presley songs are banned because he's too white to sing R&B.

Did you do that on purpose?

A lot of people feel that Elvis made his millions singing white-ified versions of songs originally created by black performers, who were either not allowed to record (most recording studios were white-owned) or who, when they were, never saw a cent of the profits.

The problem with this is that just about every white man who ever did anything significant is now being accused of some version of this.


I wish I wasn't on mobile so I could post the relevant Dave Chapelle "Conspiracy Brother" clip from Undercover Brother.

/Jesus Christ: black man. Babe Ruth: black man. Madonna: ...slept with black men!
 
2013-10-28 10:45:31 AM
WTF is this all about? Gimme something I can understand .. vaccines, roving bands of teenagers, benghazi, something ...

Maybe Mao's China was right. First order of business, round up all the intellectuals and academics ...
 
2013-10-28 10:46:36 AM
Jazz - Invented by black people
Blues - Invented by black people
Rock- Invented by black people
Modern Rock guitar sounds .. Invented by black people
Pop - Invented and dominated by black people

White people have been playing "black people's music" for more than a hundred years. This school needs to get a clue and get farked.
 
2013-10-28 10:47:56 AM

Diogenes: Hampshire College is very much a hippie school.  This doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

I applied to Amherst, and they're in a consortium with Hampshire and a few others.  I thought I might still be able to score some classes at the former even if I got rejected (which I did) but got accepted at the latter.  My folks were none too happy with Hampshire though, so I gave it up.


popcultureandamericanchildhood.com


/I almost applied to Hampshire as well, but my parents put the kibosh on that too.
//way better off in the end
 
2013-10-28 10:51:26 AM
Imagine the outrage if a college cancelled a concert by The Roots because they were too Black or Psy because he was too Asian. I like that the PC pendulum has swung so far to the side of stupid. Maybe people will finally come their senses with it.
 
2013-10-28 10:51:54 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Maybe Mao's China was right. First order of business, round up all the intellectuals and academics ...


The people involved with this were neither intellectuals nor academics.
 
2013-10-28 10:53:04 AM
Hampshire College cancels Halloween event...

fta: ...we have removed Shokazoba from the lineup for Hampshire Halloween.

And another blow to reading comprehension
 
2013-10-28 10:53:17 AM
images.nymag.com
 
2013-10-28 10:56:34 AM
I saw five white people conversing in a Starbucks. Obviously they were discussing ways to oppress PoC so I contacted the NAACP swat team.
 
2013-10-28 10:58:04 AM
Not to worry, Hampshire College, we found a replacement,

i171.photobucket.com

Their beats are fresh.
 
2013-10-28 10:58:15 AM

brimed03: A lot of people feel that Elvis made his millions singing white-ified versions of songs originally created by black performers, who were either not allowed to record (most recording studios were white-owned) or who, when they were, never saw a cent of the profits.


So what?

From the comments;

This is a style of music from the 1970s. This music came from Nigeria. African Americans have nothing to do with it's origins. African Americans playing afrobeat, have the same connection to the music as all other races from every country that isn't Nigeria. The only non-West African that comes to mind who did have a great impact on the creation of afrobeat, is a white British guy, Ginger Baker. Why don't you ask guys like Tony Allen, Seun and Femi Kuti, or Shokazoba's good friend who played with Fela, Kaleta, what they think of afrobeat spreading to different cultures, races and countries.

Obviously someone who knows what he's talking about, because I've been a fan of Afrobeat for nearly 30 years now and I completely agree with him.

Music knows no race.

"Music is the weapon of the future." - Fela Kuti
 
2013-10-28 10:58:34 AM

ChuckRoddy: Jazz - Invented by black people
Blues - Invented by black people
Rock- Invented by black people
Modern Rock guitar sounds .. Invented by black people
Pop - Invented and dominated by black people

White people have been playing "black people's music" for more than a hundred years. This school needs to get a clue and get farked.


Man i took an African American studies course (sad to admit for scheduling and humanities credit purposes only) the instructor shot all that down to some degree he included a whole lot of other generalized things that the black community invented as points of pride, he said he was doing it to ground everyone in the class to focus on true accomplishments and what not, he was also openly and strongly republican so who knows
 
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