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Monday, September 26, 2016

Harambe Banned

The tragic death of Harambe, the monkey in the Cincinnati Zoo was not mentioned in the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump, but that doesn't mean that they forgot him. Or does it?

(National Review) Clemson University Bans ‘Any Reference to Harambe’ From Dorm Spaces Because of ‘Rape Culture’ and ‘Racism’
A Clemson University administrator has demanded that any and all references to Harambe be removed from the public spaces in its dormitories because of concerns about “rape culture” and “racism.”  
“Due to an incident that happened earlier this week, we are no longer allowing any reference to Harambe (or any other spelling) to be displayed on doors, halls, billboards, or windows,” an administrator stated in an e-mail to resident assistants, a screenshot of which was leaked to Campus Reform. “Essentially, Harambe should not be displayed in a public place or a place that is viewed by the public.” 
“If residents are asking why they have to take them down you can share that there was a report from an individual about a meme being offensive and bias [sic] in nature and as a result all Harambe references are no longer allowed within our community.”  
In an e-mail responding to a student’s question about the policy that obtained by Campus Reform, Graduate Community Director Brooks Artis explained that “there have been reports that he and the incident surrounding his death have been used to add to the rape culture as well as being a form of racism.” 

I don't know how a reference to a long dead gorilla promotes a rape culture. Maybe the readership could/would be so polite as to enlighten me.

The phrase "Dicks out for Harambe" was one that I was unfamiliar with. I had to look it up on the Urban Dictionary

"The act of pulling your dick out of your pants as a sign of respect for our nigga Harambe

"Show some respect you insensitive fuck; dicks out for Harambe."

So if I get this right, Afro-American males have been pulling their dicks from their trousers as a sign of love for a fallen brother? Somehow that makes perfect sense to me...what's wrong with me?

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  1. "I don't know how a reference to a long dead gorilla promotes a rape culture. " Can't help you out on this one, LL. I'm stumped.

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    1. It's enough to know that black men are pulling their penises out of their pants to honor the gorilla. It's a sign of respect that I don't quite understand.

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  2. Black Lives Matter makes more sense than this. And that is not saying much.

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    1. Ok -----UNLESS----- you are looking for an excuse to walk around all day with your penis hanging out. Then, any excuse might be a good one. The Harambe excuse is clearly catching on with male Afro-American college students.

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  3. It's the vile, racist frog that should be banned.

    ***ks out. #NeverForget

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    1. The vile, racist, deplorable, frog - which I still 'don't get' - doesn't inspire Afro-Americans from walking around campus with their penises hanging out (YET). It possibly might if it was a Muslim frog or more particularly a female activist frog.

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    2. Interesting stat. Every time the Brigade of Guards Troops the Colour, Harambe beats his chest, in heaven.

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    3. And you can hear it...or maybe it's the drum...but we know that Harambe is up there and that he loves us. Maybe that is why inner city males are pulling their penises out of their trousers. As the Urban Dictionary advises, it's a matter of "respect".

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