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Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater were publicly, officially branded as “racist” in a campus-wide post because the school’s chancellor mistook their exfoliation masks for blackface.

The controversy all started when the students posted a Snapchat photo of themselves wearing face masks in the dorms. Seeing as skincare is widely accepted as an uncontroversial activity, they probably thought nothing of it — but Chancellor Beverly Kopper rushed to interpret it as blackface and immediately posted a statement condemning them as racist on the school’s official website.

”Last night a disturbing racist post that was made to social media was brought to my attention,” Kopper wrote in a statement on the school’s official website last week.

“This post was hurtful and destructive to our campus community,” Kopper’s post continued. While social media can certainly bring about positive change, it can also be a place that deeply hurts and harms others.”

The students — likely very shocked to find that they had been declared “racist” for an attempt at self-care — immediately explained that they weren’t trying to hate, just to exfoliate, which has prompted widespread backlash against Kopper.

State senator Stephen Nass (R., Whitewater) even released a statement criticizing Kopper, explaining that “the [chancellor’s] official statement misled students, parents, and the public by confirming that a racist event had occurred, even though it really hadn’t.”

“The racial over-reaction of Chancellor Beverly Kopper and other UW–Whitewater administrators without first checking the facts of the situation is a stark example of how political correctness has warped the mindset of highly educated university administrators,” Nass continued. “Frankly, these are the people responsible for educating our sons and daughters, but they seem incapable of applying reason or common sense.”

Now, you might think that Kopper would feel pretty stupid and want to apologize to the students for her mistake.

Nope.

In an interview about the incident for local news source Channel 300, Kopper criticized the students for not thinking about “the implications and the impact that it would have” if they took a picture of themselves wearing certain kinds of skin-care products.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431719/racist-students-exfolation-masks-university-wisconsin-blackface

Cleaning your face is now racist.
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Well, I don't support stupid bimbo's who are obsessed with the way they look. Seriously...how about trying to learn something rather than covering your face with shit?

But racist? No, it isn't racist. It's stupid and a waste of time but it isn't racist. The PC brigade is getting out of control again it seems. I suppose soon something as simple as having a black t shirt will be racist.
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so when they get blackheads all over their face will it then be a "black face"? RACISTTT! YOU SHOULD CLEANSE YOUR FACES!
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Soo...I bet if the face masks where white, no one would say anything about that right?
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Universities in America sure are full of pussies.


eclair-lumiere wrote:

Well, I don't support stupid bimbo's who are obsessed with the way they look. Seriously...how about trying to learn something rather than covering your face with shit?.


I exfoliate and I'm not a bimbo
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Kopper may be the racist one for considering a fairly common skin care thing as "racist"
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Okay I had to look up what in the hell exfoliate masks are...How is basically removing the top layer of skin off ya face a good thing.
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D4nc3Style wrote:
Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater were publicly, officially branded as “racist” in a campus-wide post because the school’s chancellor mistook their exfoliation masks for blackface.


eclair-lumiere wrote:

Well, I don't support stupid bimbo's who are obsessed with the way they look. Seriously...how about trying to learn something rather than covering your face with shit?


Well, be honest, I didn't even think females in the real world still wore "Funny-looking green/blue exfoliation masks with cucumber slices over their eyes", I just thought that was an Eclaire-style self-loathing/misogynist cliche' from cheap movie and TV comedies!

So...they DO actually wear them, then? I'm a soap-water-and-shave guy, I wouldn't know.
Maybe it's the fact that they were mud-packs, not the funny-looking green/blue cliche' ones, that confused the chancellor.
(And it was a female chancellor; c'mon, they're the only ones who still MAKE the joke in the first place!)
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_prey wrote:

so when they get blackheads all over their face will it then be a "black face"? RACISTTT! YOU SHOULD CLEANSE YOUR FACES!




1stladyent wrote:

Soo...I bet if the face masks where white, no one would say anything about that right?


I think you two are missing the point...

Whatever the case, firstly, I'm confused as to the what they were trying to achieve with the picture, and secondly, I'm confused as to why they even felt the need to take a picture of themselves in it... Those could probably be the same point... Look, I'm just confused, is all. Is there some otherworldly force that forces people to document everything they do with photos?

But not, it's clearly not racist, at the very least.
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I exfoliate and I'm not a bimbo



It depends what kind of exfoliating we're talking about. If we're talking just cleaning your face and skin, that's normal. If we're talking putting mudpacks and cucumber slices on your face while taking selfies and posting the photos on facebook with captions like "omg! we're like totes fabulous!" then...ugh...
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Okay I had to look up what in the hell exfoliate masks are...How is basically removing the top layer of skin off ya face a good thing.


It's to remove dead skin cells, and dirt that accumulates in a day. So your skin is always clean and healthy looking. You don't have to use that black stuff though, there are other ways to exfoliate. Shaving your face for example is one, but you want to use face wash first. And when you shave you want to avoid anything with alcohol in. Then you use shaving balm after and moisturize. And if you leave the house, sunscreen with at least SPF 30+. Then at night time, you use face wash and moisturize again, rinse and repeat daily.
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I think you two are missing the point...

Whatever the case, firstly, I'm confused as to the what they were trying to achieve with the picture, and secondly, I'm confused as to why they even felt the need to take a picture of themselves in it... Those could probably be the same point... Look, I'm just confused, is all. Is there some otherworldly force that forces people to document everything they do with photos?

But not, it's clearly not racist, at the very least.


i think your sarcasm meter might be broken
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_prey wrote:

i think your sarcasm meter might be broken


You know... I am legitimately shocked at myself for missing that. Sarcasm is like my first language... I think I need a minute.
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It's to remove dead skin cells, and dirt that accumulates in a day. So your skin is always clean and healthy looking. You don't have to use that black stuff though, there are other ways to exfoliate. Shaving your face for example is one, but you want to use face wash first. And when you shave you want to avoid anything with alcohol in. Then you use shaving balm after and moisturize. And if you leave the house, sunscreen with at least SPF 30+. Then at night time, you use face wash and moisturize again, rinse and repeat daily.


I have never needed to shave, don't grow any facial hair at all. And sunscreen, never used it. I quite like the fact Natives never had the need of any of that. I honestly think it's all a scam. I mean hell I never did any of that and my skin is perfectly clear, never even had acne as a teenager.
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eclair-lumiere wrote:
I suppose soon something as simple as having a black t shirt will be racist.


I am a bad, bad person

I have a whole drawer full of plain black t-shirts.

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