For Discussion: Obama Racial Slur at a University

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It looks like heads might roll at NCSU:

The North Carolina NAACP wants North Carolina State University to expel four students accused of painting racist messages about President-elect Obama on campus.

School Chancellor James Oblinger held a closed-door meeting Wednesday with NAACP President Rev. William Barber to discuss the graffiti in the campus free expression tunnel.

Barber wants an official response within 48 hours. Oblinger says both sides have agreed to move forward.

Four students admitted spray-painting the messages, including one that used a racial slur and suggested shooting Obama in the head.

Officials have said the unidentified students won’t face criminal charges because the writing wasn’t a hate crime since it was written on a wall where free speech is encouraged.

Colleges and Universities have a code of conduct aimed at fostering an environment where young people are able to learn the boundaries between right and wrong on moral and ethical levels.

Where does this incident lie, either morally or ethically?

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  • rep_my_class2010

    first!

  • WordtotheWise

    What? Free speech my behind.

    Four students admitted spray-painting the messages, including one that used a racial slur and SUGGESTED SHOOTING OBAMA IN THE HEAD (emphasis mine).

    Officials have said the unidentified students WON’T FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES because the writing wasn’t a hate crime since it was written on a wall where free speech is encouraged.

    If someone makes a threat against the POTUS, it appears to be a threat, thus illegal. This is only the beginning. When Obama was voted in, everyone thought the era of racism died. Huh!

  • KMBPYT

    sad

  • Chair Force

    wow i think they should be charged because thats a threat to the pres

  • JAD

    I agree Chair Force. Plus they admitted it!

  • MACK

    It should be considered a threat to the President. These racist people are really irritating…that whole race thing is so childish and ignorant, get over it already and stop judging people by the color of their skin…IDIOTS, they need to be punished!!!

  • cliff

    expelling them will only make them hate minorities more. i say they should make them do extra studies in african american studies. take courses in the struggles of minorities and maybe that will teach them some tolerance and some empathy.

    knowledge > retaliation

  • Nia

    I think if the shoe had been on the other foot, say a black person spray painted a mural about Bush and shooting him in the head there would be way more severe consequences. That “freedom of speech” garbage would be thrown right out the window. He is the PRESIDENT, screw freedom of speech. People better begin to respect that or there is going to be a huge problem here in this country.

  • What the...

    don’t they have rules at that school for hate speech and vandalism? why is this even up for debate?

  • Clutch

    Even though I was against Barack and don’t agree with his policies, I would never ever want any harm to come upon him or his families. It’s funny in a way because why are we shocked that this would actually happen. We knew there was going to be some backlash against him, this is a very racist nation. Not saying that it’s right but come on…let’s use our heads..this was going to happen.

  • MissBlaze43

    @ Nia

    You are absolutely correct. It was different when he was Campaigning to become present and he had to endure that nonsense. Now that he’s been Elected, they need to RESPECT that and it needs to be nipped in the butt, or yeah, like Nia stated, we’re going to have hell on our hands.

    People are already catching beat-downs in and around the City here and there.

    My mother lives in Staten Island and because we don’t have a car any more, I’m reluctant to travel out there alone, just my grandson and I.

    I’m just praying that we don’t revert BACK to the days of the 70’s because… I WON’T HESITATE TO BUST A CAP IN SOMEBODY’S ASS…

    I’m just sayin’… they need to rectify this issue – and soon!

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals thinks the dog whisperer is hot!!!!

    Damn!!!!!

    All the top Managers here are NC State Alums and we get carte blache for every event at their home stadium.

    Oh, well, I guess I won’t be seeing the Wolfpack at home.

  • HOPE WON!

    This is some BULLS***!! How can they suspend them but not charge them. They are trying to “pacify” and justify at the same time. You can’t do both. I feel that this is an injustice being down and it shouldn’t be allowed.

  • MissBlaze43

    @ Clutch

    Denial will get your ass killed… There are going to be all kinds of people coming out of the wood-work looking for that perfect opportunity and if you can’t get to the president directly, what better way than to just take your actions out on the nearest minority you can get to.

    That’s why we’re having all these beat-downs. They see a black person and the next thing you know, you’re in a fight for your life.

    It’s sad. We really have to watch our backs – not just Obama – but us, too.

  • blaq

    Making plot against the president is treason period, they should be expelled and prosecuted. That is the law of the land. If they got their ass whooped by some Obama supporters or rather some patriotic enthusiast I’m sure they would be prosecuted. Treason and a Hate Crime. Just follow the damn law.

  • MissBlaze43

    @ Athea

    LMAO @ “oil slick” black brother’s….

    Yes, Pedro, we mean you. We love you too, and we ALL have stick together because it’s about to be on for real, I hate to say it, but it is what it is.

  • jo

    >>>> HOW IN THE WORLD ‘ WRITING A THREAT TO SHOOT A PRESIDENT OR PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE U.S. NOT A CRIMINAL INCIDENT THAT CHARGES SHOULD NOT BE FILED???? IF ANYONE THREATENS A PRESIDENT’S LIFE AUTOMATICALLY THE SECRET SERVICE ‘SHOULD BE AT THEIR DOOR!!!! A ‘BLACK MAN WON THE OFFICE AND SOME PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP MAKING THREATS AGAINST HIS LIFE BECAUSE THEY FEEL ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR DONT DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RUN THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT UP WITH THE [IGNORANT MENTALITY THAT WHITE IS RIGHT] WELL YOUR TIME IS UP… IT’S A NEW DAY AND OBAMA WINNING ONLY OPENED UP THE DOOR THAT ANYONE OF COLOR WILL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND IF THEY ARE QUALIFIED…. OBAMA WAS QUALIFIED… AND I HOPE THE NAACP SEES THIS THROUGH TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE ‘ L A W!!!!!!!!!!

  • MissBlaze43

    @ 1TruDiva

    Where you been girl? I’m getting ready to go home… will log-in and blog on this some more then.

    I’ll holla,

    Peace

  • Clutch

    Miss Blaze I agree with you 100 percent

  • Film

    How are you, Blaq?

    While I was away on business, I was told that the Charlotte news reported a couple with an Obama replica hanging on the porch with a noose around his neck. This was apart of their Halloween decor. I couldn’t find it on the net, so I assume it’s true.

    Racism hasn’t expired and clearly it is still a factor in America, but this is only a minute portion of pessimistic behavior.

    All American citizens will not change their mindset just because our POTUS is a black man.

  • blaq

    @ Film

    true, true. As you see no one is surprised. The hate crimes in my neighborhood began on election night. Obama may be the most successful president of all time, because black and white are looking for him to fail. The hate crimes will continue especially the more we achieve and the closer we become. This is just a sign we are doing good. Notice how the KKK was basically not heard from while the government filling our communities with drugs, but Obama has encouraged black people from all walks of life to stand together and have pride in themselves and their people. This story is almost like an A on our report card.

  • NOLYINGHERE

    FREE SPEECH MY AZZ!! WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT SHOOTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT SH_T IS SERIOUS!! LET SOME BLACK MAN START WRITING ON THE WALL ABOUT SHOOTING BUSH AND SEE HOW LONG HIS BUTT BE WALKING THE STREETS!!!

  • g2

    You shouldn’t be able to openly threaten to assassinate the President or the President-Elect.

  • Film

    Blaq

    MLK did predict in his ‘I’ve Been to The Mountain Top’ speech that one day we would see the promise land. It just amazes me how we as a people sometimes take things for granite, but that’s a whole different topic.

    Good oberservation about the KKK. The narcotic conspiracies are just genocide under a different name backed by the government (Ronald Reagan). I wonder what Dr. King/Malcolm X would say about all the government conspiracies if they were still alive.

  • DeeDee30

    this is so sad for a bunch college kids to do that. i agree what sum1 else said…. they only pacified the situation. let it be a black kid spreading hateful words. not only we would’ve been in jail, they would have thrown the book, chair, shoes, iron and pots at us for making a comment at bush. we deserve a chance at house just like everyone else. ppl need to seriously wake up and realize that black people are not going anywhere. so they can suck a dead man’s dicc and a lemon.

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