Stanford University Warns Students About ‘Potential Nooses’ Hanging on Campus
“a potent symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that is completely unacceptable under any circumstances.”
How many times must we go through this? Every year something like this happens at a college campus and turns out to be nothing.
The College Fix reports:
Stanford U. officials alert students to ‘potential nooses’ hanging on campus
It seems that officials at American universities are now taking firm action against potentiality. Case in point at Stanford University: “Potential nooses found hanging on Stanford’s campus.”
“Two cords with loops that may represent nooses” (emphasis added) were discovered by a student Monday evening during a trail walk, according to an email from Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community Patrick Dunkley and Dean of Students Mona Hicks.
Hicks’ office “connected” with the student who reported the potential nooses and “will continue offering support,” The Stanford Daily reports.
Stanford’s Department of Public Safety worked together with the campus arborist and determined the cords had “likely been hanging for 18 to 24 months.” But Dunkley and Hicks noted that while the cords might have been part of “abandoned swing or rope ladder,” they could not be certain “whether the ropes were deliberately fashioned in the shape of nooses.”
As such, the officials condemned the potential nooses, noting they are “a potent symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that is completely unacceptable under any circumstances.”
The Daily’s Ila Mathur writes the university’s communication efforts with regards to the potential nooses were an upgrade from those dealing with another “noose” in 2019. What Mathur doesn’t note is the 2019 “noose” likely was as “potential” as these recent ones: Witnesses had revealed it probably was a remnant from hanging ornaments.
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Don’t give up hope students! Just because nothing really evil is happening in your tiny little lives (there’s plenty of true evil in the world, after all), you can still engage in pointless hysteria!
All you have to do is pretend.
Huh? Any piece of rope qualifies as a “potential noose.”
Your shoelaces quality as potential nooses. Ask any prison entry-processing guard.
Eggs are potential reptiles.
I’m opening a candle shop near every upper class university and liberal arts college.
According to the source article, the “cords with loops” were examined by the campus police, in collaboration with a campus arborist (who knew?) and were determined to have been hanging there for 18 to 24 months and may have been part of an abandoned swing or rope ladder. These school officials were likely pre-disposed to treat this as a racist incident without regard to any evidence. This allows them to stir up racial discord and tension and thereby justify their virtue-signaling, and no doubt high paying, positions.
This is just loopy ……….. pun intended. 😉
What do they have against Bullwinkle?
“As such, the officials condemned the potential nooses, noting they are “a potent symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that is completely unacceptable under any circumstances.”
Why do blacks arrogate to themselves a monopoly on nooses? Maybe somebody is trolling the trans:
“More than half of transgender male teens who participated in the survey reported attempting suicide in their lifetime, while 29.9 percent of transgender female teens said they attempted suicide. Among non-binary youth, 41.8 percent of respondents stated that they had attempted suicide at some point in their lives.”
–Human Rights Campaign
Forget about cigars. Sometimes a bungee cord is just a bungee cord.
And, a garage door pull with a loop handle is a garage door pull with a loop handle.
These idiot snowflakes had better avoid going on any boats, where they will be badly “offended”. In boating, many of the lines end in loops. In fact, any hitch can be used as a loop.
An end loop on a line is not a noose. A hangman’s noose is essentially a fisherman’s loop with an additional number of coils (usually 13) around the shank. Calling a bowline, a midshipman’s hitch, or a perfection loop a “noose” shows an astonishing level of stupidity.
If they are going to ban “nooses,” they should have to define what they are banning. Unless it’s a sliding fisherman’s loop with at least 4 or 5 coils, then there is no way it’s a “noose.” No noose is good news.
When did neese become racist in the first place?
1. A noose represents legal execution, not lynching. Despite no longer being the standard method of execution it is still the iconic method in the culture. When you want to say someone will come to a sticky end, you say he will hang. When Franklin wanted to call for unity he reminded his colleagues that if they didn’t hang together they’d hang separately. And there’s nothing racist about execution. All kinds of people have been executed.
2. Even if it did represent lynching, there’s nothing racist about that either. The vast majority of people lynched over the course of history, or even just over the last 200 years, were not black.