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scottw 09-23-2017 03:51 AM

fascinating
 
DURHAM, N.H.

There are calls being made for diversity training at the University of New Hampshire after a video posted online showed members of a sorority singing a song that included a racial slur.

The video shows members of the Alpha Phi sorority singing the song "Gold Digger." Lyrics in the Kanye West song include the N-word, and the video has sparked some strong reactions.

"It's a popular song," UNH sophomore Adam Moynihan said. "It's a good song. I don't think it was their intention. It just came off wrong."

"Regardless if it was in a song or not, it should not come out of the mouth of any white person, period," said Gabrielle Greaves, co-chairwoman of the UNH Black Student Union.

Greaves said the incident underscores a bigger issue at UNH of overall insensitivity toward matters of race concerning students of color. She said that insensitivity extends to those defending the video.

"Saying that it wasn't about race, that it's not a big issue, when students of color, specifically black students, are saying, 'This affected me,' 'I was offended,' or 'I was hurt,'" Greaves said.

"Do I think they were putting that up in a racist, malicious act? No, I don't think that it is," said Elysa Caisey, a member of the executive board for the Black Student Union. "But they should still be held accountable for what they post."

UNH issued a statement saying that the video shows poor judgment. It said the students have apologized and will play an active role in working to improve the campus climate moving forward.

"The university has a strong commitment to the First Amendment," the statement said. "We also have an obligation and a role to play in helping students understand how their words and actions might impact other members of our community."

The university said an earlier statement suggesting there would be an investigation and possible disciplinary action was not accurate.

nightfighter 09-23-2017 08:14 AM

Minorities (Kanye West) contributing to the problem here...... He chose the lyric.... And is laughing all the way to the bank. Why white kids like rap is beyond me...... Black Student Union should be addressing the problem with the song writer as well.

JohnR 09-23-2017 08:16 AM

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That is OK - this guy is imposing elfin law and will protect everyone

Nebe 09-23-2017 09:32 AM

rhis is what you get when the government allows privately owned prisons. How many people out there own record companies and shares of private prisons ?

Think on that one for a bit.
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nightfighter 09-23-2017 11:15 AM

I don't follow that at all Eben......:huh:

scottw 09-23-2017 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by nightfighter (Post 1128637)
I don't follow that at all Eben......:huh:

who possibly could ? :screwy:

Nebe 09-23-2017 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by nightfighter (Post 1128637)
I don't follow that at all Eben......:huh:

Google it. ;)
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Nebe 09-23-2017 01:08 PM

https://youtu.be/Tx9etnm8SB8
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The Dad Fisherman 09-23-2017 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Nebe (Post 1128634)
rhis is what you get when the government allows privately owned prisons. How many people out there own record companies and shares of private prisons ?

Think on that one for a bit.
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device

This is what you get when you decriminalize and legalize weed...

Think on that one for a bit.
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Nebe 09-23-2017 04:54 PM

Meh
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