Banana Peel Ends Greek Event
Have things gotten out of hand, I would have to say what happened at the University of Mississippi proves it has.
Some student noticed a banana peel hanging in a tree during a Greek Life retreat at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). This single banana peel hanging in a tree ended the entire schools Greek Life event.
Well according to the Daily Mississippian, because some thought this was racist.
What actually happened was a student could not find a garbage can so he threw the banana peel into a tree, that was it end of story.
Once the Student, Ryan Swanson, found out what had occurred he came forward and apologized for the incident. He wrote in a statement the he wanted to:
sincerely apologize for the events that took place this past weekend.
He went on to say in his statement:
Although unintentional, there is no excuse for the pain that was caused to members of our community. I have much to learn and look forward to doing such and encourage all members of our community to do the same.
Interim Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Alexa Lee Arndt, stated in an email between Greek leaders:
To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset by what occurred at IMPACT. Because of the underlying reality many students of color endure on a daily basis, the conversation manifested into a larger conversation about race relations today at the University of Mississippi.
Talk about acting before determining what might have really happened. They immediately jumped to the conclusion that it had to be racist or bigoted. I was speaking to a young person yesterday about this and they said that they believed the people who thought it was racist or bigoted were actually the people being racist and bigoted about it. They meant the jumping to a conclusion before knowing all the facts.
I am sure potential future employers of these people would love to know that they jump to conclusions before knowing all the facts. That is exactly who you want working for you, right?
I remember an old story, whether it is true or not I do not know but it goes like this; Henry Ford would take perspective people he was thinking about promoting in his executive positions to lunch, if they salted their food before tasting it he would not promote them. Why, because they made a decision before knowing all the facts.
According to The Daily Mississippian, some students left the retreat in tears, because they “didn’t feel welcome” and “didn’t feel safe.”
Really, tears. Talk about the colleges producing the next generation of pansies.
This really issue here is all the racial tensions that have been stoked by the race pimps, who make money off of this, and the media is probably to blame. Not everything in life is or should be considered racist or bigoted. This again comes down to identity politics and pitting groups against each other.
Sometimes a banana peel is just a discarded banana peel and has no racial intent. Or do white people have to stop eating bananas, one of the two.