Saturday, September 17, 2011
The elitist white students at Hautes Études Commerciales, the Université de Montréal’s business school. claimed to be honoring Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, a five-time World, and three-time Olympic gold medallist by painting themselves with blackfaces. What takes the cake, is that the University's head honchos do not see anything was wrong with it. Therefore, they came up with the same old tired excuse and false apology they always use when they know that it was meant as an insult.
"But the University has defended the students saying the freshmen were assigned an ambassador and sport for the day and had to dress up in costume according to the ambassador."~~Jamaicaobserver~~
"Along with donning the colours of the Jamaican flag, several students also covered their face, arms and legs in black paint. The colourful attire included at least one Rastafarian hat, one green underwear patterned with monkey faces, and a stuffed animal that students carried around."~~Jonathan Montpetit,The Canadian Press~~
"When one of the group members noticed Morgan, he allegedly yelled: "Look guys, we’ve got a real black!" He then turned to the crowd and continued chanting: "Smoke some weed! Yeah mon! Yeah mon!"~~Jamaicaobserver~~
Well...I guess Jamaicans could return the so-called friendliness by honoring those Montreal students by painting their faces white when Montreal comes to visit. And they could shout...Smoke METH and DRINK A KEG OF BEER! Yeah dude! Nothing like a friendly game of sports to show sportsmanship.