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    Angry College students. Infuriating.

    Texas A&M Investigates Report Of Slurs Yelled At Black High School Students


    "I am outraged and tremendously disappointed in the behavior displayed by a group of students," says Texas A&M University President Michael Young, after a group of students from an inner-city high school were called racial slurs and told, "Go back where you came from."


    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...chool-students



    This is so disgusting and sad. This degree of ignorance and hate being displayed at an institution of higher learning makes it seem even more insidious than usual. What is the matter with people???? Also makes me wonder about the admissions criteria at A&M. Not that smart people can't be racist, but usually they're smart enough to recognize when they can fly their flag, so to speak. SMH.

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    I am so disgusted by this.

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    "University officials who were with the Dallas high school students reported the confrontation and called police, who filed their own report — although, West notes, "A campus officer initially said the A&M students were expressing their First Amendment rights.""

    That is NOT what the First Amendment is intended for omfg I'm SO SICK of that being used as a pass for hate speech and slurs. At a COLLEGE they should be well educated on what our Constitutional rights afford us.

    Spoiler Alert: It's to protect us from an oppressive government, NOT so people can be dillholes to each other.

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    Lots of people with a boatload of education are racist a-holes.

    Some of them even run for POTUS.

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    Lots of people are racists, both educated and not. And, like it or not, the first amendment does allow for slurs and hate speech. That's not giving people a pass on their views, it is just recognizing that they are allowed to have and express those views. That same right to free speech allows the rest of us to speak up against the racists. Not allowing people to express their views, no matter how reprehensible they may be, is the perfect example of an oppressive government.

    The answer to hate speech is always more speech, not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmevkb View Post
    Lots of people are racists, both educated and not. And, like it or not, the first amendment does allow for slurs and hate speech.
    rsbm

    Be that as it may, as students of Texas A&M they are subject to rules which prohibit slurs and hate speech, and for which there are consequences.

    e.g., http://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule24

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawny View Post
    "University officials who were with the Dallas high school students reported the confrontation and called police, who filed their own report although, West notes, "A campus officer initially said the A&M students were expressing their First Amendment rights.""

    That is NOT what the First Amendment is intended for omfg I'm SO SICK of that being used as a pass for hate speech and slurs. At a COLLEGE they should be well educated on what our Constitutional rights afford us.

    Spoiler Alert: It's to protect us from an oppressive government, NOT so people can be dillholes to each other.
    The day we allow people to be arrested for what they say (unless of course it's a direct, credible threat of violence or other excluded speech), we have problems bigger than a few rednecks at a university.

    Also I have to point out (and as a rabid anti-Aggie, it pains me to say this ), a couple of bigots do not in any way represent the entire student population of a university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrdsb4 View Post
    The day we allow people to be arrested for what they say (unless of course it's a direct, credible threat of violence or other excluded speech), we have problems bigger than a few rednecks at a university.

    Also I have to point out (and as a rabid anti-Aggie, it pains me to say this ), a couple of bigots do not in any way represent the entire student population of a university.
    I agree. But I don't think anyone's suggesting that they should be arrested. Notwithstanding, institutions have the right to discipline their members, and as they voluntarily chose to be a part of A&M, they should be subject to the same rules as all members, in the same way that an employee at McDonalds can be disciplined for telling people to go to Burger King.

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    My daughter and a friend just toured the campus on Saturday. They were invited by some girls to see their dorms and were treated so nicely. ( both are white suburban girls) I hope it was only a few individuals who were part of this racist group. It's unbelievable that in this day and age young people are hanging onto old prejudices and ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrdsb4 View Post
    The day we allow people to be arrested for what they say (unless of course it's a direct, credible threat of violence or other excluded speech), we have problems bigger than a few rednecks at a university.
    There are many, many limitations to free speech. Racial harassment of students or potential students to a public university is not a right worthy of protecting, and should not be protected.

    The students responsible should be expelled.
    Last edited by KaaBoom; 02-16-2016 at 10:03 AM.


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    Investigation ongoing. Massive apology campaign underway.

    http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Tex...368892511.html

    Students who were there say this isn't being reported correctly:

    http://www.thebatt.com/news/a-m-reac...d5d921953.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrdsb4 View Post
    The day we allow people to be arrested for what they say (unless of course it's a direct, credible threat of violence or other excluded speech), we have problems bigger than a few rednecks at a university.

    Also I have to point out (and as a rabid anti-Aggie, it pains me to say this ), a couple of bigots do not in any way represent the entire student population of a university.
    Like racial slurs meant to intimidate and harass?

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    I don't know how I feel about this. It shouldn't be against the law to use a word. The first amendment wasn't written to protect people saying agreeable and polite things, it was meant to protect people who in other countries would be arrested for saying such things that make people angry/afraid/uncomfortable.

    The way this was first reported was so outrageous as to defy belief, and in fact, has proven not true, that students spotted a group of Black visitors and began chanting the N word at them.

    Sorry, I'm fresh from that stupid story in San Antonio of students claiming the ref used racial slurs that insulted both Black players AND hispanic players, and so they attacked him on the field and it's lucky they didn't kill him or in the very least break his neck. All for nothing, over words that weren't actually said.

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    Maybe those expressing their opinions believe them. I think they have a right to their beliefs. They did not incite to burn anything down, kill anyone like other groups have done, and apparently it was just words. Sticks and stones and all that.

    I think it's about time EVERYONE grew up, sucked it in and quit playing the victim. There will always be differences of opinion, likes and dislikes, and no one is going to change that. Let the college do what it will, if that is their right. There are other colleges for students who feel differently about things.

    "In a time of universal deceit -- telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trident View Post
    Maybe those expressing their opinions believe them. I think they have a right to their beliefs. They did not incite to burn anything down, kill anyone like other groups have done, and apparently it was just words. Sticks and stones and all that.

    I think it's about time EVERYONE grew up, sucked it in and quit playing the victim. There will always be differences of opinion, likes and dislikes, and no one is going to change that. Let the college do what it will, if that is their right. There are other colleges for students who feel differently about things.

    Yes. And if you don't know Aggie culture, you wouldn't know that "go back to where you came from" is the typical reaction to anyone professing loyalty to University of Texas on the A&M campus. It's a friendly/not so friendly rivalry. If you have longhorn spirit wear on the A&M campus, expect to be told to go back where you came from. Highway 6 runs both ways, and all that.

    It is not a reference to go back to your country we don't want your kind here. It's a football thing.

    And it remains to be seen whether the N word was shouted or not.

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