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Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:09 PM

A racist fruit basket....

http://news.yahoo.com/video/high-school-band-students-accused-154409446.html


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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:22 PM

1. Should be a picture of Trump - he is a racist fruit basket

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:22 PM

2. You win!

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:23 PM

3. I sure hope so, that one took me a full 20 seconds to come up with

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:25 PM

4. That was the worst report ever.

 

It appears that the baseket had watermelon (and many other flavors) of gum.

If it was an all black band, and they included only watermelon gum, I could see the racism, but it seems like its quite possible they wanted to include some gum, and bought a bunch of different flavors, one of which was watermelon.

Unless there is new info, I don't see the racsim from what was said in the report.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:32 PM

5. And sometimes a fruit basket is only a fruit basket.

I'll be glad when watermelon is no longer considered racist, it's my favorite. Ditto bananas, although I prefer the ruby red fingerings to the big, tasteless Cavendish variety at the supermarket. What likely put it over the top were the coconuts, not terribly appropriate because they can't be eaten out of hand, they need tools and aggression first.

My guess is that it will be allowed to blow over (it's Texas) but from now on, they're going to stick to apples and grapes.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 06:16 PM

7. Yeah. My wife and I have been on a watermelon binge since the beginning of the summer.

Nothing better than a few nuggets of watermelon after lunch to wash lunch down with!!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 05:34 PM

6. Hard to draw conclusions from that report. The givers were mixed race, the recipients unknown. . .

Everything was cool in the weekend after the gift was delivered at the game Friday night, but the allegations came Monday. Did an adult get involved Monday morning and decide that the kids should be offended? And even if the receiving teens were upset, was a learning opportunity missed in the wake of someone's determination to seek "justice," whatever that may be?

I think the first thing to understand is, when dealing with high school teenagers, your dealing with high school teenagers, kids who may be ignorant of their actions implications, and more in need of education than punishment. Can't tell from this report, however. Hope it all works out well for everyone involved and doesn't become a cause for resentment or ill-will.

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