College cancels performance, Band was "Too White"

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#1 Edited by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

http://gawker.com/college-cancels-performance-by-afrobeat-band-deemed-to-1453377764

In a statement released by Shokazoba shortly after the abrupt cancellation, the band blamed "30 students" who complained "that we were too white to play Afro-beat."

Though the school claims the decision was "not based on the band’s racial identity" but rather "on the intensity and tone" of the "increasingly aggressive" comments left on the committee's Facebook page, Shokazoba insists it was "discriminated against by people who had never even met us or heard one note of our music."

So what do you guys think, is this sort of racism acceptable in today's society?

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#2 Posted by deeliman (3832 posts) -

No, I don't think it's acceptable.

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#3 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

Need note info before I make a judgement. Too many people use the race card at the drop of a hat

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#4 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

Dat diversity.

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#5 Posted by GamingTitan (657 posts) -

no. it isn't acceptable imo but no one cares about white people being discriminated against so it wont get that much attention.

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#6 Edited by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

@GamingTitan said:

no. it isn't acceptable imo but no one cares about white people being discriminated against so it wont get that much attention.

Most people in OT suggest whites simply aren't discriminated against. Which is one of the reasons I decided to post this.

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#7 Edited by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

I think we know why you posted this

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#8 Edited by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

I think we know why you posted this

I told you why, about a minute ago.

I'd expect you to know why I posted it

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#9 Edited by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

Yeah

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#10 Posted by Jake518 (233 posts) -

No, I do not see this acceptable. Music belongs to everybody.

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#11 Posted by deeliman (3832 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@GamingTitan said:

no. it isn't acceptable imo but no one cares about white people being discriminated against so it wont get that much attention.

Most people in OT suggest whites simply aren't discriminated against. Which is one of the reasons I decided to post this.

White people can be discriminated against, but it doesn't happen as often as with other races. At least not in western societies.

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#12 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

Diversity in action.

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#13 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

@deeliman: You mean it isn't reported as often, because unlike minorities, people believe all whites are privileged.

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#14 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

Yeah seems like the band did get racism thrown their way

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#15 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

The "school" should have stood behind the band.

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#16 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163337 posts) -

@deeliman said:

No, I don't think it's acceptable.

That's accurate.

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#17 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@GamingTitan said:

no. it isn't acceptable imo but no one cares about white people being discriminated against so it wont get that much attention.

Most people in OT suggest whites simply aren't discriminated against. Which is one of the reasons I decided to post this.

White people rule the world and are discriminated against only on a micro/ individual level and not systemically. Hence, discrimination against Whites will never garner the attention that discrimination against minorities does.

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#18 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

This is why we still have racial issues...

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#19 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17601 posts) -

that's pretty racist, yo

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#20 Edited by Jimn_tonic (913 posts) -
@Nibroc420 said:

@GamingTitan said:

no. it isn't acceptable imo but no one cares about white people being discriminated against so it wont get that much attention.

Most people in OT suggest whites simply aren't discriminated against. Which is one of the reasons I decided to post this.


Most often white people are criticized for the power they have exerted throughout history, which isn't really racism; more or less skepticism

TOPIC: this is racist, however.

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#21 Posted by CleanPlayer (9822 posts) -

They have obviously never have heard the song "Play that funky music white boy"

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#22 Posted by Tezcatlipoca666 (7241 posts) -

Colleges are breeding grounds for anti-White beliefs and White ethno-masochism so this isn't at all surprising. Ever have to sit through a "White privilege" seminar? Ha. Ever read BS about how White males are horrible and hurt everyone? Even history courses are horribly slanted to be anti-Western.

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#23 Posted by dominer (3316 posts) -

@Tezcatlipoca666 said:

Colleges are breeding grounds for anti-White beliefs and White ethno-masochism so this isn't at all surprising. Ever have to sit through a "White privilege" seminar? Ha. Ever read BS about how White males are horrible and hurt everyone? Even history courses are horribly slanted to be anti-Western.

Uhhh, how about no?

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#24 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Well, how exactly did these kids looks?

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I mean if they like V-nasty I think the Uni was in the right. Meet the ghetto Giana Micheal(Don't google).

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#25 Posted by darkmark91 (3037 posts) -

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#26 Edited by foxhound_fox (97101 posts) -

Yeah, white people can't play the blues either...

The idea that people of a particular race don't "understand" a genre of music that originated amongst another race is completely and utterly asinine.

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#27 Posted by Shmiity (6099 posts) -

I didn't know Vampire Weekend was too white to play at colleges.

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#28 Posted by MrGeezer (59348 posts) -

I suspect that there's more to this than is being shown. If there were a huge backlash, I could see it. But cancelling the performance because a measly 30 people complained? And furthermore, because the complaint was "they're too white"?

I'm not saying it didn't happen that way, but I need some more information to make up my mind. Cancelling a performance because the performers are "too white/black/jewish/etc" is a risky thing to do these days. ESPECIALLY when the audience is pretty big, and only a tiny percentage of the audience complains.

I'd like to see what the EXACT complaints were.

But yeah...if this happened the way that the article says it happened, then I absolutely agree that it's wrong.

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#29 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5895 posts) -

I don't think it's acceptable, but in today's society this kind of madness is to be expected.