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  • ICTrue Nov 19, 2012

    Costume was no big deal...the appology on the other hand, proves that they are brainless pc drones

  • emerald7575 Nov 16, 2012

    apologizing for the costume. You got to be kidding!!!

  • CrewMax Nov 15, 2012

    Racism IS dead. Now we have political correctness run wild and people who get out bed everyday looking for a reason to get their panties wadded up.

  • raleighlynn Nov 15, 2012

    Brings new meaning to the term "oversensitive", does it not? If a black player showed up at a part in "whiteface" you can bet nobody would dare say a thing about it. Get over yourselves, people.

  • uGek010 Nov 15, 2012

    I'll be the first one to say that racism is not dead...but THIS is ridiculous. One must look at the purpose behind it...had it been done to bring a group of people down, and just out of pure malice then yes it is offensive otherwise this is irrational and taken to the extreme.

    I would like to know the races of the people who actually got offended by it and why?...

  • ligonmaterial23 Nov 14, 2012

    Aww everyone put your grown up pants on . A down to earth person can not be offended . And no you cant not offend me , People try and I find it quite funny

  • uBnice Nov 14, 2012

    @baybelle: You and your son have every right to be offended by being called such names. Some people act as if they can offend and as long as they do not consider it an offense then it is not one.

  • storchheim Nov 14, 2012

    " Who has the right to go through life thinking they are not going to be offended." batcave

    It's obvious. Just another entitlement!

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 14, 2012

    If you're offended it automatically means you're right!

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 14, 2012

    uBnice::::I wonder if you would feel the same if it were a show of blacks with white faces while portraying whites as ignorant, non-literate people.

    You want the truth? I'm white and it wouldn't bother me a dad gum bit. See, I don't get "offended" or "have my feelings hurt" over every little thing that happens. I live in a building where a few of people are like that, and I'll be the first to say it.
    driverkid3

    THIS

    I have been called a "kracker" before and it didnt bother me. It could never sting as bad as being called the "n" word or the "s" word.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 14, 2012

    You ever get the feeling that someone is always ready to be offended at a moments notice

  • baybelle Nov 14, 2012

    After reading this story, the many comments on it and making a comment myself I found it interesting my son came home from school saying he was being called a h*n**y and cr**ker by some African American children at school. I by no means am a prude but if we are going to practice equality then he should be given the same respect as a child with darker skin who is called an ugly name. See folks it's all around and if nothing else this proves the theory still stands true there are two sides to every story.

  • kermit60 Nov 14, 2012

    The over reactive crowd screaming foul when there was obviously none comitted. If they are offended by the portrayed character then they should stop acting like it.

  • driverkid3 Nov 14, 2012

    uBnice::::I wonder if you would feel the same if it were a show of blacks with white faces while portraying whites as ignorant, non-literate people.

    You want the truth? I'm white and it wouldn't bother me a dad gum bit. See, I don't get "offended" or "have my feelings hurt" over every little thing that happens. I live in a building where a few of people are like that, and I'll be the first to say it.

  • The Beard Nov 13, 2012

    I'm not even going to read the other 149 comments, but this is ridiculous. So, with this mentality, nobody should dress up as anything. Because if that isn't what they already are, then they must be offensive to what they are not...get over it.

  • mike honcho Nov 13, 2012

    This hyper-sensitive world we live in, get over it.

  • Realthoughts Nov 13, 2012

    Just thinking here.... So what would one do if they wanted to dress up like Michael Jackson?

  • ladyblue Nov 13, 2012

    WE just got to stop this nonsense. Being offended is not A RIGHT PROTECTED by the civil or constituioal rights of others. It's ridicouls to TRY TO DELETE PARTS OF AMEIRCAN HISTORY just to keep from offending someone. Heck I'm offended beng called white when my skin color obviously isn't white. Who do I complain to???? Some people need to get a life..

  • Mrs.DarylDixon Nov 13, 2012

    "that was a skit that Eddie Murphy wrote and performed, i don't see the comparison."

    Then you should not see a problem with this student dressing up as a character from a tv show....

    farm

    I DON'T see a problem with it, I'm just saying your comparison makes no sense.

  • Realthoughts Nov 13, 2012

    This just in! A really important news announcement...

    Buckwheat is black!

    Yes it is actually true, Buckwheat is indeed black! Stay tuned for further details.

  • iron fist Nov 13, 2012

    It is 2012 time for people of all races to get over anything that happened 100 years ago Don't buy, wear or use anything black or you may be a racist.

  • NotFromHere Nov 13, 2012

    "Perhaps we should have greater concern about the number of black girls on that team." - Ken D.

    Why is that? Shouldn't the most talented lacrosse players be on the team? Do we now need affirmative action in sports? If that is the case, since blacks are only 12% of the population, each basketball team should have no more than 2 black players. Three on a baseball team and just a handful on a football team. Let's see how the blacks like that.

  • acc_rules Nov 13, 2012

    It really doesn't matter if someone is offended. I'm offended that they are offended. Where are my rights?

  • aquamarine46 Nov 13, 2012

    Ridiculous!!!! Even more rediculous is that Duke apologized for it. Come on people.......this is Duke, not the Morman Tabernacle Choir for Heavens sake. Being politically correct has taken it tole on people's brains. I don't think anyone can actually think like a mature adult anymore. Stop being so PC and start being more tolerant of all our differences. Duke just added to the fire by apologizing. GEESH!!!!

  • farm Nov 13, 2012

    Mrs.DarylDixon"that was a skit that Eddie Murphy wrote and performed, i don't see the comparison."

    Then you should not see a problem with this student dressing up as a character from a tv show....

  • carrboroyouth Nov 13, 2012

    Happymom, I am also white and cannot related to blackface. However, many many college parties have a "white trash" theme to it. You wear torn up jeans/daisy dukes, overalls, a straw hat, American or Confederate flag themed items, dress up pregnant, etc. It makes fun of poor white rural Americans.
    There's no outrage over that. Being white, I am not bothered by this, because I know not everyone is that stereotype.

    Additionally, as a younger person, I'd like to mention that many young people today do not know the historical background of blackface. We all watched "White Chicks" (a movie about two black cops going undercover as white women)and didn't see how that was any different than this.

  • Runt over again Nov 13, 2012

    Last time I looked Buckwheat was black and a costume was supposed to be like the character it was modeled after.

  • mabachew Nov 13, 2012

    How else was she to pull off a Buckwheat costume without painting her face? And wouldn't it have been more racist had there not been someone dressed as Buckwheat in that photo?

  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Nov 13, 2012

    I don't get how this is offensive. I'm a liberal, shouldn't I get it?

  • superman Nov 13, 2012

    Much a doo about nothing. People just need to get a life.

  • Mrs.DarylDixon Nov 13, 2012

    "led to "buckwheat" being used as a racial slur for decades"

    Saturday Night live sure ran with it for a while......

    farm
    November 13, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    that was a skit that Eddie Murphy wrote and performed, i don't see the comparison.

  • batcave Nov 13, 2012

    MoreObamaPleaseNoRomney
    But see the (name) kind of matters. Because I feel left out an offended.

  • batcave Nov 13, 2012

    I wouldn't dare presume to speak to how this issue

    happymom
    Really, how caring. FYI , you don't have to experience something first hand just to have an opinion. I don't have to be in a train wreck to know I probably wouldn't like it. Wether its cars, bars or electric guitars, someone probably doesn't like them an are offended, to bad to sad.

  • nitabitasmith Nov 13, 2012

    @MoreObamaPleaseNoRomney I love it! lol!

  • Mrs.DarylDixon Nov 13, 2012

    "There is not WET for white people" SportsLover75 11:43 a.m.

    It just goes by a different name.. like CBS, or PAX...

  • NC Res. Nov 13, 2012

    The apology is yet another example of Duke's misguided value of political correctness. It reminds me of how this preoccupation with political correctness contributed to the harm done to members of the Duke lacrosse team. In that case, Duke could have merely taken a neutral position until all facts were known. Instead, the Duke administration was embarrassed to say that even an African American's accusation may be just an accusation until it is objectively considered. Is the "faculty gang" going to run another newspaper ad about this case?

  • nitabitasmith Nov 13, 2012

    @dirkdiggler, Please enlighten me as to what is wrong with my argument.

  • uBnice Nov 13, 2012

    @dirkdiggler: It is my hope that one day it will actually mean nothing. Part of it is probably a generational thing. My youngest son saw no problem with it. As a matter of fact, he asked me what she behaving in a derogatory fashion.

    But today is not that day. Please understand that a number of people are offended and their offense is real.

  • USAF Vet Nov 13, 2012

    @dirkdiggler... I think you hit the nail on the head. There is a very distinct contrast between someone wearing blackface and someone wearing makeup as part of a costume. Excellent point!

  • hollylama Nov 13, 2012

    "Perhaps we should have greater concern about the number of black girls on that team."

    Touche

  • hollylama Nov 13, 2012

    "This is why there is still problems with racism in this country."

    Now you're understanding the purpose of media....

  • seankelly15 Nov 13, 2012

    nitabitasmith - "How can a race that has no power to control things be racist?"

    It has nothing to do with power, it has to do with stereotypes and every race has racist stereotypes of other races and cultures. The power element enters the picture when stereotypes lead to discrimination in areas of life.

  • USAF Vet Nov 13, 2012

    On that same note, if I have a conversation with my wife (and she's not offended) but someone outside of our circle finds our discussion "insensitive"... then what?

  • Ken D. Nov 13, 2012

    If she hadn't used makeup to appear black, how would anyone know she was pretending to be Buckwheat?

    Perhaps we should have greater concern about the number of black girls on that team.

  • Shiver me timbers Nov 13, 2012

    Completely ridiculous. If she had dressed up as a white Buckwheat, she would have been unrecognizable and someone probably would have claimed racism in leaving Buckwheat out of the picture. Can't win. The fact is Buckwheat had a black face, and there's nothing wrong with that accurate portrayal.

  • dirkdiggler Nov 13, 2012

    "Out of respect for the people who have endured how that particular "costume" has been used historically, I would never dress in black face. It just seems like it could touch some very sore spots and it's just not worth the discord it can cause."

    I'm sorry, but there is a BIG difference between 'dressing in black face' and wearing black makeup to portray a black character. I didn't see where she had big red lips painted on her face along with the black paint. THAT would have been offensive and truly 'in black face'. What she was wearing was nothing more than theatrical makeup. Quit making it something it's not.

  • uBnice Nov 13, 2012

    If I make a very insensitive statement to, for example, my wife, it would not be because I am a sexist. I would listen to her and instead of insisting that she gets over it so that I can do it again because I don't think it is insensitive, it would be best if I acknowledge her hurt and don't do it again.

    Who defines what is insensitive to someone? The one making the insensitive remark or the one who is the object of the remark.

  • lazyrebel Nov 13, 2012

    Ok so you can't dress up as buckwheat now? I thought we are all equal. Minorities are not relative to anything unless they are complaining.

  • SportsLover75 Nov 13, 2012

    This is CRAZY! This is why there is still problems with racism in this country. It was not done out of hate or to make fun ... all the characters were there. If that is the case and people are offeneded by this costume that was done for fun on a day where everyone dresses as someone else then white people should be offended that there is a TV channel called BET (Black Entertainment Television) and they should fight for it to be removed! There is not WET for white people. To me that is racist. I am by no means rasist. I have friends from all races and they all agree this is crazy. I also want to sue the Wayne Brothers for the movie White Chicks. Funny movie but if the costume was racise then so is that movie.

  • wildpig777 Nov 13, 2012

    Duke apologizes for player's 'insensitive' Halloween costume


    i apologize for Duke's insensitive behaviour to both the men & womens lacrosse team. further i want to know what action has been taken against dick broadhead and the 88 staff judges?

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