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jbgleason
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Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
The irony here. The protestors ended up getting the cops called on them.

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A University of Virginia fraternity came under fire Thursday after it hosted a "cops and robbers" party -- an event a student group said mocked mass incarceration -- but the frat turned the tables on protesters, calling the real police to complain about trespassing.


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“Last night, a group of about twenty or so students shut down a 'cops and robbers' themed date function at the Hall, a fraternity on campus. This came after about an hour of confrontation between the students and party-goers, culminating in the frat calling the police on the students, on the grounds of trespassing,” UVa Students United wrote on Facebook. “The predominantly white members of this fraternity got to take their costumes off at the end of the night, people trapped in the prison system do not."

The group said frat members were wearing orange jumpsuits, bandannas and chains and drew tattoos on themselves. Female party-goers wore “sexy cop” costumes.

“Historically, the police have justified violence against people of color in the name of protecting white women, and in wearing these costumes, these women made a joke of that legacy of violence,” the group wrote.

The group said many of the party’s attendants said they did not mean “to offend or hurt anyone” but the group said that mindset is “the kind of willful ignorance that allows white supremacy to continue.”



And the University responds. They acknowledge that the fraternity didn't actually do anything wrong BUT STILL cancelled their party. Unreal.

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“The Inter-Fraternity Council acknowledges that the theme, while not overtly reprehensible, is potentially offensive to members of the community,” Crochiere said. “As a result, we thought it was best to end the party and other Delta Psi events planned for the weekend in order to reevaluate the situation.”


I think this is the first time I have seen POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE in use. That really sets a new standard.

LINK to article

LINK to the student protestors FB page.


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The group said frat members were wearing orange jumpsuits, bandannas and chains and drew tattoos on themselves.


Three years ago, my then 7 year old dressed like this for Halloween. Orange scrub shirt with my telephone number as his Prisoner ID number stenciled on the pocket, striped pants, complete with a Tyson face tattoo and spiderweb tats on both elbows.

It was hilarious...


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
Christ on a cracker


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
It's got to be so exhausting to be perpetually offended. I can't imagine going through life like that.

Do these people some day wake up and realize how dismal they've made their own lives? Or do they just wallow in this constant state of victim hood until they die?


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potentially offensive


That slippery slope everyone is worried about just got a little bit slipperier


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
This will probably be a normal occurrence on Frat Row.


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
Were the "prisoners/robbers" in black face or in any other way insinuating they were black?

If not, how on fricking Earth can this be offensive?

Sexy cop outfits are offensive to people who are worried about police brutality? Isn't that a fricking parody...with tits and ass?


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
Good god UVA is full of betas


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
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“Historically, the police have justified violence against people of color in the name of protecting white women, and in wearing these costumes, these women made a joke of that legacy of violence,”


What a fricking leap. You have to WANT to be offended to make this connection.


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
The media narrative has almost completely shifted from white privilege to white supremacy.


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
Seriously, what about a sexy white chick dressed up in a sexy prisoner outfit is offensive?

Are they trying to say fake tattoos are supposed to make them black? Because whitey gets a ton of tattoos too.



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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
It's literally become the plot of PCU. Makes me want to do this:





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The media narrative has almost completely shifted from white privilege to white supremacy.



Wow, this is true.

I didn't even notice it, but the last few stories like this have seen "privilege" turn to "supremacy".

That's scary.


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the plot of PCU


What's this?


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
Who didn't play 'cops n robbers" as a kid...?


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
It's not a slippery slope. It's incrementalism.


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GeauxTigerTM
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The media narrative has almost completely shifted from white privilege to white supremacy.


This. That phrase needs to be called out when used.

For instance...I think Trump is a toilet bug and didn't vote for him...but the guy's NOT a white supremacist, for frick's sake. Oh...he's an elitist, and a dick, and all sorts of other legitimate thing...but when you start down the white supremacist road, then you've willfully decided to no longer have a legitimate argument about what failings the guy may have.

That's part of what these clowns don;t seem to grasp. At some point, you can't go any further than calling a guy a NAZI. You run out of road. Then what, when normal people realize that you were being quite obviously hyperbolic?


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re: Here we go again - UVA protests Cops and Robbers party
A great 1990's movie with Jeremy Piven, David Spade and John Favreau. It mocks the PC culture of college campuses. Kind of a cult classic.





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GeauxTigerTM
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What's this?


Early 90's movie starring Jon Favreau and Jeremy Piven. Ultra left wing liberal arts university and Piven and the gang annoy them, etc.

Funny as hell...but recently, it reads like some writer had a fricking time machine.


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