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2014-01-18 09:38:06 AM  
6 votes:

Crewmannumber6: I can see why they thought it was at least worth looking into. Plus if you're a black student in a primarily white school, drawing attention to yourself in this manner might be seen by some as stupid.

/if you don't want to be stereotyped, don't act like a stereotype.


Wanna know how I know you're racist?
2014-01-18 08:23:53 AM  
6 votes:

Olo Manolo: So they make a sign that is acknowledged as a gang sign, the school acts within policy and investigates, then apologizes and kisses ass.. but they are still dirty racists??

Geez, What am I thinking?? they should totally allow suspected gang related activity in school without question...


I think you missed the part where it isn't a gang sign. I'm also thinking you don't watch a lot of basketball.

Somehow A cop from Sheboygan is not the most reliable expert on gang activity.
2014-01-18 09:34:38 AM  
4 votes:
I can see why they thought it was at least worth looking into. Plus if you're a black student in a primarily white school, drawing attention to yourself in this manner might be seen by some as stupid.

/if you don't want to be stereotyped, don't act like a stereotype.
2014-01-18 09:41:07 AM  
3 votes:
stupid fark

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2014-01-18 06:40:03 PM  
2 votes:

The Gentleman Caller: Lol, goddamn white people. You're so insecure, a black child gives you the shivers because HE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT IS UNCOMFORTABLE. You gentrifying, whitewashing chickenshiats.


Write something like this about black people and see how many panties get shiat over it...

People (even all the way through this thread) say anything whatsoever about black people and they are RAWRRRACIST!!  Then this guy's post happens and nobody says a goddamn thing... How is this not considered farking racism? Do you hypocrites not even see this? No white people anywhere are offended by it(because it doesn't benefit them to cry about it), but how do you not farking see that aggression from either side is still perpetuating the bullshiat??

/half black:half white
//apparently only half of me can be racist
///other half is just a poor little victim
2014-01-18 11:20:14 AM  
2 votes:

Crewmannumber6: Esroc: Crewmannumber6: I can see why they thought it was at least worth looking into. Plus if you're a black student in a primarily white school, drawing attention to yourself in this manner might be seen by some as stupid.

/if you don't want to be stereotyped, don't act like a stereotype.

Wanna know how I know you're racist?

Because I don't kowtow, I am a racist. Nice to know we've got a dialogue going


No, because you assume that this is somehow a black stereotype. That's why you are a racist.
2014-01-18 10:40:17 AM  
2 votes:
Objectively, the hand sign on the left does seem quite a bit closer to the 'blood' hand sign than it does to the 3-point version given by NBA players.  Almost as much of a stretch as the center kid "pointing at the camera".

It seems equally unlikely that these kids are secretly gang members and took this opportunity to spread their gang-related message.  Clearly they were just screwing around in front of the camera.  Any school policy that punishes kids for being kids is asinine.
2014-01-18 09:52:27 AM  
2 votes:
you know, if you actually LOOK at their facial expressions, they look happy and triumphant, not "ooh let me pose gangsta for the camera".

Cthulhu forbid we should try to use other cues in interpreting a photograph besides OMG hand signs = gang signs ....
2014-01-18 09:41:45 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: Hand gestures are a suspension worthy offense? Jesus.


If a "gun shaped pastry" or a drawing of a gun is  why not hand gestures?

Remember home schooling is bad and the only option should be these fine government facilities run by these high caliber (ooops, firearm/gun terminology sorry) unionized government employees.
2014-01-18 09:41:36 AM  
2 votes:
The county government should send the entire Sheboygan Falls police department, along with the school board, on a week-long fact-finding mission to South Central L.A.

A walking tour of Compton oughta give them an idea of what gang activity is.
2014-01-18 09:39:58 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah, totally not gang-related at all.
2014-01-18 03:53:42 AM  
2 votes:
So they make a sign that is acknowledged as a gang sign, the school acts within policy and investigates, then apologizes and kisses ass.. but they are still dirty racists??

Geez, What am I thinking?? they should totally allow suspected gang related activity in school without question...
2014-01-18 07:41:19 PM  
1 votes:

Deathfrogg: Since when is merely flashing a hand signal a crime?


If you're a minor, there's no practical difference between "crime" and "something the adults in power don't like".
2014-01-18 02:24:18 PM  
1 votes:

Belias: Objectively, the hand sign on the left does seem quite a bit closer to the 'blood' hand sign than it does to the 3-point version given by NBA players.  Almost as much of a stretch as the center kid "pointing at the camera".


The "blood" hand sign spells out the word "blood" with fingers.  This is not even close.  And it's the same way I hold 3 fingers (thumb and index vs thumb and pinky) because if I try thumb and pinky my other fingers form a claw. :(

I am with the  "idiot school official" diagnosis on this one.
2014-01-18 02:22:44 PM  
1 votes:
cameroncrazy1984:
That's literally what suspicion is.

Day to day, you find yourself suspicious of everything that is possible?
2014-01-18 01:19:41 PM  
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: Because I don't kowtow, I am a racist. Nice to know we've got a dialogue going


Well, at least you can admit to being a shiatty human being no one should listen to.
2014-01-18 12:09:26 PM  
1 votes:
Even if they were gang signs, I still wouldn't have automatically suspended them from school.
2014-01-18 11:46:12 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, and the suspension has already been lifted.  I guess the administration realized they screwed up royally.  The kids aren't going to miss a game, and the school officials will be national laughingstocks for a 24-hour news cycle.

And in case anyone didn't see it, they showed a bit of video interview on Keith Olbermann's ESPN show.  Those kids are the nerdiest basketball players you've ever seen.  They're more likely to flash the Vulcan greeting than any actual gang sign.
2014-01-18 11:13:38 AM  
1 votes:
Lol, goddamn white people. You're so insecure, a black child gives you the shivers because HE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT IS UNCOMFORTABLE. You gentrifying, whitewashing chickenshiats.
2014-01-18 10:32:58 AM  
1 votes:

Esroc: Crewmannumber6: I can see why they thought it was at least worth looking into. Plus if you're a black student in a primarily white school, drawing attention to yourself in this manner might be seen by some as stupid.

/if you don't want to be stereotyped, don't act like a stereotype.

Wanna know how I know you're racist?


Because I don't kowtow, I am a racist. Nice to know we've got a dialogue going
2014-01-18 10:31:43 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, these kids are not even making the SAME sign, much less anything that resembles a three. Both of these signs are what "every" kid plus Lebron throws up? Can someone post a pic of that? IM not saying they are gang signs, I'm just saying they BOTH can't be the same innocent sign

/ this headline is racist and mean spirited. Just sayin.
2014-01-18 10:29:01 AM  
1 votes:

Egalitarian: you know, if you actually LOOK at their facial expressions, they look happy and triumphant, not "ooh let me pose gangsta for the camera".

Cthulhu forbid we should try to use other cues in interpreting a photograph besides OMG hand signs = gang signs ....


That's the strange thing about racism. You and I see their expressions, and think, "Hey, happy kids" and move on without a second thought.

Racists look at their expressions and see, "WE'RE COMING TO SELL CRACK TO YOUR WHITE DAUGHTERS SO WE CAN RAPE THEM RAAAAAPE THEM" and break out the (figurative) noose.
2014-01-18 10:18:13 AM  
1 votes:

Ima4nic8or: After reading the article I was initially in full agreement with the ACLU that an horrible injustice had been done and that the players should be immediately reinstated but after I looked at the image again I am not so sure.  There is nothing in any of those hand gestures that looks even remotely like a three.  The guy on the right is making no hand gestures that I can see.  The guy in the middle is clearly gesturing but I see two twos or a four, or a set of guns.  I cant really know what the gesture meant but it sure as hell isn't a three.  I cant tell what gesture of the dude on the left could possibly mean but I sure don't see any threes.  Any normal rational person who wants to convey a three with a hand gesture is going to do it as shown in Abhorrent1's post above.  I don't know the intent of their gestures and am therefore inclined to trust the cops on this one.


Since when is merely flashing a hand signal a crime?
2014-01-18 10:02:03 AM  
1 votes:
Where in the article did it say that the administrators were white?
Or is subby a racist who jumped to that conclusion?
2014-01-18 09:58:47 AM  
1 votes:
"The sign made by Jordan Jackson (on the far left side of the photo) is also commonly used by NBA players, such as James Harden, Lebron James and Brandon Jennings, after making a 3-point shot," Pederson wrote."

www.rawstory.com

And the sign made by the guy on the right is commonly used to suggest you suck a dick.  And the middle guy is doing some kind of double gun thing, big deal.
2014-01-18 09:58:14 AM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: stupid fark

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20+ years ago I used to run the scoreboard at my high school. Our division did have a three point rule, and if a shot went in from anywhere near the line the ref used a hand signal to indicate which side of the line the shooter was on, since we couldn't always see past traffic on the court. The refs used the normal "V" sign for a 2 point basket and the sign on the left in the picture accompanying TFA, rather than the sign in your picture, for a 3 pointer, since it was easier for the scorekeepers to tell the difference at a glance.
2014-01-18 09:51:06 AM  
1 votes:

meow said the dog:  referencing to the Ku Klacks Kiln.


Probably a typo, bu I would just like to point out that would be a great name for a racist offshoot of the Pottery Barn.
2014-01-18 09:51:02 AM  
1 votes:
Was the suspension..
oi40.tinypic.com
.. a final solution?
2014-01-18 09:47:37 AM  
1 votes:
static.giantbomb.com
/approves
2014-01-18 09:43:29 AM  
1 votes:
BTW, the suspension was reversed by the administration prior to the game.  Sheboygan Falls lost 78-39.
2014-01-18 09:43:04 AM  
1 votes:

Molavian: Yeah, totally not gang-related at all.


Thank you Ricardo the Romero for making the statement of which has the obviousness. The people who did the thinking of this as the gang signs are also those upon which will be at the cross burning and picnicking event on the evening of this. LAUGHTER OL of course I am doing the referencing to the Ku Klacks Kiln.
2014-01-18 09:40:07 AM  
1 votes:
So why do they have to do it like that? Cause it's crunk yo?

Just farking do this


Problem solved
2014-01-18 09:39:47 AM  
1 votes:
This is my kids' school.  Sheboygan Falls is outside of Sheboygan, and *much* less racially diverse.  I am not exaggerating when I say the school is probably over 99% white.  A lot of the parents and some of the kids grew up on farms, and they're probably wigging out at the mere presence of black faces in their news.

OTOH, I think making hand gestures for a posed picture is kind of tacky.

/not from around here
2014-01-18 09:21:03 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-18 08:37:43 AM  
1 votes:
Hand gestures are a suspension worthy offense? Jesus.
2014-01-18 08:36:13 AM  
1 votes:

Olo Manolo: So they make a sign that is acknowledged as a gang sign,


Uh, I think I know where you went wrong...
 
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