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Indiana College Fires Three White Employees for Posing on Parody Rap Album Cover

27 June 2017 Edgeumakation Libtards


Indiana College Fires Three White Employees for Posing on Parody Rap Album Cover

Indiana’s Grace College and Seminary has fired three employees after they dressed up as rappers for a spoof album cover. On June 2, the college’s marketing department held a weekly theme day for its employees, dubbed “wrap day”. People were encouraged to wear rapper clothing.

Indiana’s Grace College and Seminary has fired three employees after they dressed up as rappers for a spoof album cover.

On June 2, the college’s marketing department held a weekly theme day for its employees, dubbed “wrap day”. People were encouraged to wear rapper clothing.

Getting into the spirit of things, five employees posed for the parody rap album cover.

The ensuing photograph shows them dressed as rappers, with one apparently wearing an Afro wig and another one sporting “Thug Life” knuckles. The term “N.G.A.” also appears in the picture.

But some social media commentators slammed the image, calling the group “white privileged,” IndyStar reported.

One Facebook comment read: “What point are you trying to make? That you’re gangster, thug, or hood? … And the only time they (the terms) seem to be okay is when white people use them to make light or fun of the situation.”

Following the outrage, three employees were fired.

“I am feeling overwhelmed and hurt,” Evan Kilgore, who was among those who lost their jobs, told IndyStar. “We thought it would be a funny parody of the Grace College culture.”

Kilgore hit back against the use of the “N.G.A.” term, claiming it’s short for “Not Grace Appropriate” – a catchphrase apparently often used by students and campus employees to mock anything considered “sinful” by the church.

“When we named our fake album, we never were implying that how we looked or what were dressed like was ‘not Grace appropriate,’” he added.

Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip released a statement following the firings, claiming the picture was “insensitive and inappropriate”.

“Earlier this week, an insensitive and inappropriate photo was posted by a Grace College employee,” Katip wrote. “This post elicited a significant amount of criticism, concern and hurt from our alumni, students, parents, friends and others.”

The College president has announced a “re-examination of the policies and training at Grace related to diversity and inclusion” to ensure “people of all backgrounds are treated with respect and feel welcomed on our campus.”

From President Katip’s statement:

It is important for the public to know that Grace College is committed deeply to diversity and inclusiveness, and conduct that demonstrates insensitivity to these values will not be tolerated. Grace leadership has taken steps to ensure that this sort of incident will not recur, and several of the individuals involved are no longer employees of Grace College.

This incident has initiated a reexamination of the policies and training at Grace related to diversity and inclusion. While we strive to create a welcoming environment, it is apparent that we can and must do more to help ensure people of all backgrounds are treated with respect and feel welcomed on our campus.


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  • Why is it that when something is actually funny the left condemns it, but when jokes are sick/disgusting the left condones them?

    • Herbsman200

      I don’t think this is the left my man. Only conservatives would find that offensive.

      • Liberal college + liberal college president who fired them = the left.

        • Herbsman200

          Damn… if so then the reason for hip hop is not being used properly. I mean I grew up when we though oooh white folks will never accept this as art. Then the Beastie Boys came out then 3rd Bass and on and on. SHIIIIIT even my wife listens to Biggie. In her bad hair days she rocks a New Era Fitted baseball cap. She has several pairs of Tims. Hip hop is for everyone to enjoy.

      • Also, the complaints were as follows.

        But some social media commentators slammed the image, calling the group “white privileged,”

        Only the left uses the term “white privilege” and “cultural appropriation”.

        • Herbsman200

          I wished my professors did something like that when I was in my undergrad. I would have found it funny and cool as they are just trying to bridge the gap between traditional and urban cultures. That is NOT white privilege just a few folks having fun. In light of the wake I am about to attend. I remember telling you a while back I was heavy into hip hop culture.
          back in the day this was OUR art form the way urban kids could display their craft. I will give you a hint as to who I am… I was one of the kids in Krush Grove (the movie) that was break dancing when Curtis Blow did his christmas bit. I been around all of the greatest back then. Remember I told Earn My uncle was gardian angel he is also one of the most famous DJ’s of the 80’s and 90’s Do you ever remember Kool DJ Red Alert? well he is my uncle. My moms brother

          • Andrea

            From Hot97? I remember.

          • Herbsman200

            Well before Hot97 was Kiss FM. 98.7

          • Andrea

            I must be younger. I’m from the Hot97, Power95, and Z100 generation.

          • Herbsman200

            in the 80’s it was Kiss FM and WBLS Red Alert was Kiss FM and Marley Marl was WBLS… back in the days when hip hop was only played after midnight on fridays…lol My tape deck stayed on record…lol What you know about that? lol

          • Andrea

            WBLS!!!! Ha! My friend used to call it WBLACK.

          • Herbsman200

            HA….. that’s an old OOOLD thing…it was the first NY radio station to have a black disk Jockey… people were furious but it’s all good now.

          • Charles___Darwin

            What year was that?

          • Herbsman200

            Not sure but I remember hearing that as a kid in the 70’s

          • Andrea

            I used to record on the tape deck too.

          • BerkeleyLifer
    • Pompano Queen1

      Exactly!

  • Herbsman200

    I don’t get that… why fire them?

    • Jarpo

      Because we live in times where there’s a lot of terminally offended people who go thru life as professional victims. If seeing 5 white adults posing for a fictitious rap album cover is enough to upset you enough that you are demanding they lose their jobs and means of supporting their families, then you’re definitely not ready for the real world.

  • Jarpo

    I wish I was their lawyer when they get their wrongful termination settlements from the college.