HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Oregon (Group) » Portland Woman Quits Job ...

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:00 AM

Portland Woman Quits Job After She Says a Trump Pinata Was Lynched At a Holiday Party

A Portland woman quit her job after attending a company holiday party where she says employees lynched a Trump piñata.

Sarah Mykkanen quit after a holiday party for Roscoe's, Stein Haus, and Miyamoto Sushi, three Montavilla spots with overlapping ownership.

In an essay she sent to WW, she explains that the party was a "usual holiday party" where it was "kind of awkward to see everyone outside of work," until employees began lynching and striking an effigy of Donald Trump.

She writes:

“In horror I watched as they strung a thick rope over a beam, with a noose tightly tied on one end. They held up the effigy of Trump, and put the noose around his neck.

The room filled with my white co-workers became a lynch mob when they started chanting “lynch him!” and “lynch the bitch!” People were laughing and taking snapchats and cheering as they swung around the effigy of Trump from a noose.

Standing in that crowd was one of the most terrifying moments of my life, and something I never thought I would experience in this country. I was getting flashes from history; saw my coworkers with pointy white hats and robes, as they gutturally and repeatedly chanted, “Lynch him!”

{Two people} brought out a metal baseball bat. Each took turns swinging and hitting Trump, but not like they were trying to get candy from a piñata. There was no blindfold, no moving the piñata. They each took turns swinging the bat and hitting the effigy between the legs. Someone shouted “hit him in the pussy!”

My head was spinning, my skin was crawling, I felt like I was going to vomit, none of this was okay. Could no one else see how wrong this was?”


Read more and view video: http://www.wweek.com/news/2016/12/16/portland-woman-quits-job-after-she-says-a-trump-pinata-was-lynched-at-a-holiday-party/

5 replies, 2382 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Portland Woman Quits Job After She Says a Trump Pinata Was Lynched At a Holiday Party (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 OP
Warpy Dec 2016 #1
LuvLoogie Dec 2016 #2
TBA Dec 2016 #3
Chasstev365 Dec 2016 #4
fun n serious Dec 2016 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:08 AM

1. Yeah, way over the top

Tying him to the ceiling in the usual way and hitting him with sticks would have been sufficient.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:18 AM

2. Yuppie hipsters...

Getting their Cinco de Mayo drink on early. Another yuppie hipster quits her job.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:29 AM

3. This behavior is not helpful.

I would have been alarmed too because I think we are better than this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 09:40 AM

4. Apparently, "when they go low; we go high" did not reach some

 

As much as I detest Trump, you just can't do that in a public setting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 06:02 PM

5. Sounds like fun to me nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread