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Rumors Fly, Bullets Don’t

Posted By Ethan Strauss On Sep 11, 2007 @ 1:15 am In News | Comments Disabled


 There were many “rumors flying around the air tonight” [1] (regarding violence on or near campus). Thankfully, “no one seems to be seriously hurt” [2]. We heard some hairy stuff from friends, things that didn’t jive with the actual story. Looks like the rumor mongering might have been a game of telephone gone bad …

EDIT: While we didn’t mention race in our piece, the loquacious Avinash felt the need to make ethnic cracks regarding the robbery suspects. In his Bears Necessity post, he wrote: bq. Man, black people sure haven’t forgotten how to run. Not sure why they went UPHILL though…Um, wow. So one petty crime gets racialized? Usually we’d just ignore that, like so many other crazy/racist/sexist comments one can find on the net. But when a blogger is attempting to reflect the student life of our school, it’s important not to promote that kind of image, and send those kinds of messages. Just an opinion.

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[1] “rumors flying around the air tonight”: http://community.livejournal.com/ucberkeley/2597640.html

[2] “no one seems to be seriously hurt”: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=25925

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