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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    "It was just banter".

    Seriously though the culprit(s) should be banned permanently from University education.

    During my first year at Uni these 3 knob heads took shits on top of the toilet and wrecked the kitchen 4 times and got nothing.

    Racism has no place in society.
    What does ******** on top of toilets have to do with racism?


    (Original post by tcameron)
    Who are you to dictate what is distressing to people and what isn't??
    No one knows the back story of this and should therefore not state how she should or should not have reacted.
    The fact that you're judging her as being a b**** from one photo makes you sound like a complete prick tbh
    Racism should not be brushed under the carpet - it happens and no matter how 'minor' it may be it's still unaccepatable and should not be taking lightly just because it's the 21st century.

    What is more distressing, do you suppose? Having a thing written on a banana about you or having your education and future ruined?
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Honestly can't say I'm too surprised that this happened. This is the kind of thing that should kick up a shitstorm and not all those irrelevant non issues.

    Racism needs to end.
    One incident of racism should 'kick up a shitstorm'?
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Gee I dunno :gah:
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    Racialist witticisms aside, perhaps it wasn't the first time she 'went ape'? :woo:
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    That's unfortunate. How did they know those were her bananas?
    She was putting her shopping away in the morning when her flatmates were in the common room, it's adjoined to the kitchen and completely within view.

    Disgusting behaviour, I'd be inclined the kick the **** out of them.
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    What does ******** on top of toilets have to do with racism?





    What is more distressing, do you suppose? Having a thing written on a banana about you or having your education and future ruined?
    Well whoever did it has no one to blame but themselves - maybe next time they'll learn that racism isn't a joking matterHopefully other's will learn as well
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Incredibly distressing ordeal?

    Being kidnapped is a an incredibly distressing ordeal, not having some mean words written on a fruit.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Incredibly distressing ordeal?

    Being kidnapped is a an incredibly distressing ordeal, not having some mean words written on a fruit.

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    Anyway, To be honest I think the reaction was a bit disproportionate to the incident (the petition to sack Warwick officials or something). I asked some of my friends and the general consensus was that she should have just eaten the bananas and left the peels in the cultprits room, then report it to the SU

    (Original post by an_atheist)
    Just going by the provided image of the woman being insulted, she looks like a total ***** who is difficult to live around.
    And as Diddy is saying, having a racial slur thrown at you is not 'distressing'. Its upsetting for the victim and rude, but not to the extent that she is making it out to be.
    (Original post by Lacesso)
    Wouldn't be surprised if she wrote it herself. That's the kind of **** people do for attention and sympathy.
    Quite cynical aren't we? :holmes:
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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    One incident of racism should 'kick up a shitstorm'?
    Would you rather the gap ad shitstorm or the Rhodes statue shitstorn? This is a genuine case of racism and though I think the petition and blaming Warwick uni was a bit much but shaming the culprit and letting people know that this kind of **** happens is important.
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    While I do agree that it may be a bit too far for her to label this sitiation as "distressing" The whole situation was really weird, like how can your own flat mates do something like that? They clearly had no fear in them what so ever
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    Repeat after me: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing..."
    No.
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    While I do agree that it may be a bit too far for her to label this sitiation as "distressing" The whole situation was really weird, like how can your own flat mates do something like that? They clearly had no fear in them what so ever
    Lol if they tried it here in Nigeria they'd regret the day they were born. :rofl:
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    You are forever an incorrigible hardass.
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    And we know this is racism how exactly?

    It's a common trope that monkeys and other primates like bananas, maybe they were just writing on it 'Monkey' as is 'Monkey's banana'. I'm not even trying to play 'Devil's advocate' I think this is seriously what has happened.

    Is Donkey Kong racist for eating bananas in the Mario series of games?
    Is the monkey from the PG Tips advert racist?
    Is the children's song 5 little monkeys racist too?

    Some people will always search for racism when it doesn't exist.
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    And we know this is racism how exactly?

    It's a common trope that monkeys and other primates like bananas, maybe they were just writing on it 'Monkey' as is 'Monkey's banana'. I'm not even trying to play 'Devil's advocate' I think this is seriously what has happened.

    Is Donkey Kong racist for eating bananas in the Mario series of games?
    Is the monkey from the PG Tips advert racist?
    Is the children's song 5 little monkeys racist too?

    Some people will always search for racism when it doesn't exist.
    And n**** written on the other banana?

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    If i was her I would set the pr1ck on fire
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    I agree that sometimes racism is overplayed in society (RE that GAP advert with '''''passive racism'''''''') but this was certainly a racist event.

    I don't know why so many of you in this thread are trying to make this out to be a non-issue. I agree she's over-exaggerated it without doubt, but nevertheless **** like this shouldn't be happening in a seemingly "progressive" country like the UK.

    I certainly hope this isn't something she's done herself and made up, which'd be even more disgusting.
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    I bet she wrote on the bananas herself.
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    And we know this is racism how exactly?

    It's a common trope that monkeys and other primates like bananas, maybe they were just writing on it 'Monkey' as is 'Monkey's banana'. I'm not even trying to play 'Devil's advocate' I think this is seriously what has happened.

    Is Donkey Kong racist for eating bananas in the Mario series of games?
    Is the monkey from the PG Tips advert racist?
    Is the children's song 5 little monkeys racist too?

    Some people will always search for racism when it doesn't exist.
    Not sure if you've read the article.
    Yes we know that some rasicim stories are overplayed but this one is a genuine spiteful act.
    No one is trying to claim all white people are racists and we do not even know if the culprit is white.
    Don't try to brush things like this under the carpet.
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    This is the best post you've ever made
    Thanks, although I'm not so sure about that :holmes:

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    (Original post by uktotalgamer)
    How on earth are you meant to afford moving out by yourself?
    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    You're not. Now sit down, shut up, study hard, go to uni, run up debts, do a masters, more debts, compete for scanty grad jobs, earn a crust, slowly pay down your student finance debts, whilst incurring fresh ones, dream of your own property, forever living at home, forever alone, dream of doing things that make you feel alive, work for the man instead, finally get to pension age, retire, enjoy a couple of years wondering where the **** your life went, then die. Enjoy

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    'd be inclined the kick the **** out of them.
    All of 'em? :erm:

    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    I bet she wrote on the bananas herself.
    Bit racist
 
 
 
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