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    Black student admits hanging ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms

    Campus police at the University at Buffalo removed signs saying “White Only” and “Black Only” Wednesday afternoon from Clemens Hall on the North Campus in Amherst. A university spokesperson said a police investigation found that the signs “were part of a student art project.”

    The campus newspaper, The Spectrum, reported on its website that Ashley Powell, a graduate fine arts student who is black, told a meeting of the Black Student Union Wednesday evening that she posted the signs. The Spectrum noted that many students at the meeting were outraged and walked out. Other students, the newspaper said, denounced the signs on social media as “racist” and “an act of terrorism.”

    The Spectrum added that “the project was for a 400-level art class titled ‘Instillation: Urban Space.’ Powell said the goal of the signs and project was to see what people’s reactions would be to them.” The signs were installed at water fountains and bathrooms in Clemens Hall.

    ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs at UB linked to student art project - City & Region - The Buffalo News

    Obama will want to invite this dumb girl to the White House to discuss her "art".
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    Obviously he is a racist and this is a hate crime.

    Will Obama have the DOJ down there investigating this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    Obviously he is a racist and this is a hate crime.

    Will Obama have the DOJ down there investigating this?
    The student is a girl, Ashley Powell. She is a Fine Arts student and did the project as part of her art class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The student is a girl, Ashley Powell. She is a Fine Arts student and did the project as part of her art class.
    Oh... and if she wasn't outed as the perpetrator of the act, the DOJ, media and pearl clutcher's on the left would have been frothing over the issue. So now, "it's okay, just an art project"...? *eye roll*
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The student is a girl, Ashley Powell. She is a Fine Arts student and did the project as part of her art class.
    Goofball doesn't need to do any actual reading prior to responding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoiseBo View Post
    Goofball doesn't need to do any actual reading prior to responding.

    Gender of the perp doesn't matter.

    Racist and a hate crime. Where is Obama?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    Obama will want to invite this dumb girl to the White House to discuss her "art".
    No .. he won't.

    Is this going to be your response to everything for the next month, or next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoiseBo View Post
    No .. he won't.

    Is this going to be your response to everything for the next month, or next year?
    Bo (real Bo).....meridian will be attacking Obama for YEARS, decades maybe...well past January 20th, 2017....until his arthritic old hands can't type on the laptop at the nursing home.
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    “I apologize for the extreme trauma, fear, and actual hurt and pain these signs brought about,” Powell said in the statement. “I apologize if you were hurt, but I do not apologize for what I did. Once again, this is my art practice. My work directly involves black trauma and non-white suffering. I do not believe that there can be social healing without first coming to terms with and expressing our own pain, rage, and trauma.”
    Deidree Golbourne, a junior African American studies major, said the signs caused cultural trauma and her initial reaction was that she didn’t feel safe.

    “If you’re walking and see the sign, the first thing you think is, ‘Wow, not our university,’” Golbourne said.

    BSU held a special open meeting for the general student body Wednesday in place of its regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting was designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the signs.

    Students voiced their outrage throughout the meeting. Powell, whose art class joined her in attendance at the meeting, stood up and admitted to hanging the signs.

    Most students were shocked that Powell is black herself and hung the signs that evoked segregation and that she believed the signs were “OK” because it was art.

    “The first thing you do when planning something like this is seeing if it’s ethical or not and that was where the line was crossed,” said a student at the meeting.

    Eric Turman, a UB graduate, went to the BSU meeting not knowing what the topic of discussion was.

    “After I got a gist of what happened, no one understood the problem,” Turman said. “Everyone attacked [Powell] for awakening us and acknowledging the fact that white people didn’t care about the signs and we are still hurt.”

    Chelsea Whitney, a freshman biomedical sciences major, said she was appalled the signs would be hung in 2015. Whitney, who is white, said no matter Powell’s intention, there was no excuse for the signs to be put up.

    “Even white students were offended,” Whitney said.
    UB art student admits to hanging ?White Only? and ?Black Only? signs on campus - The Spectrum

    College is for experimenting and learning. Fine art is not just pretty pictures.
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    So, this one student did this, that must mean there is no racism in this country?

    You racists are funny. That has to be the most logical reason why you constantly try to claim there is not racism when it is legitimately brought up
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