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Rap Star: University of Florida is racist

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Updated: 9/05/2013 1:11 pm
Miami, Fla. -- Rapper and rabid University of Miami Hurricanes fan Luther Campbell has never been one to shy away from controversy. Campbell is best known for the sexually explicit lyrics he sang as a member of the late 1980s-early 1990s rap group 2 Live Crew.

Now he's stirring up trouble with a recent editorial posting on the Miami New Times website. In it, he lashes out at the University of Florida and writes of the university's "long history of racism." Campbell details UF's struggle with racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s, "For decades, the Gainesville school's overseers were instrumental in preventing African-Americans from getting a higher education." Miami and Florida have a long, and often rancorous, rivalry and play each other in football this Saturday.

He goes on to argue that former UF defensive coordinator Charlie Strong was passed up for the school's head football coaching job due to his race. The school hired Urban Meyer instead of Strong and went on to win two national championships during Meyer's tenure. Campbell's Gator-bashing post ends with some words UM may have to back up, "The Canes are gonna roast those racist Gators."

Campbell's association with the Hurricanes football program has a history of controversy itself. He was alleged to have been behind what was referred to as a "pay-for-play" system at Miami, which involved cash rewards for scoring touchdowns and big hits. He also once threatened to go public with various violations by the university's athletic department if Ryan Collins, an African-American player, wasn't named the team's starting quarterback for the 1993 season.

Miami and Florida will continue their bitter rivalry on Saturday when they face off at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. You can read Campbell's full post on the New Times' website.
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Nole Nation - 9/7/2013 4:34 PM
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Hey Dan...HOW BOUT THEM GAYTORS?? Need some tissues? Looks like the ACC has your ass so far first Clemson over Georgia and now Canes over GAYtors.

Nole Nation - 9/7/2013 4:33 PM
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Well can't argue with what he has to say...most of the avid GAYtor fans I know are card carrying members of the KKK. Next to the Rebel flag flies the GAYtors flag.

ufalum88 - 9/6/2013 7:43 AM
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Also, Stephen C. O’Connell was not Chief Justice until 1967. He did not have a vote on the Board of Control and Virgil Hawkins case. The Chief Justice at the time was Glen Terrell.

ufalum88 - 9/6/2013 7:28 AM
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Facts: Florida admitted it's first African-American student before Miami did. Ray Bellamy, the first African-American player at Miami, was also offered by Florida. Prior to 1958, a state law in Florida banned black attendance at public universities in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. That means Florida, FSU, etc. It was not right, but to say UF did it and did it alone then ignore why is short sighted. Moreover, this article was plagiarized. See Jessica Newman's article from 2009. It is almost word for word what Unle Luke wrote. http://www.thefineprintuf.org/2009/02/10/therealblackhistoryofufyearsofintegration/ But then again, what do you expect from the biggest cheater in NCAA history? How many Canes has he paid to go there?

nativejax - 9/5/2013 8:44 PM
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Look who's calling the kettle black.

Terri75 - 9/5/2013 4:21 PM
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How many coaches did the University of Miami hire while Charlie Strong was DC at FL? The University of Miami didn't hire Charlie Strong so that makes The University of Miami RACIST...stupid rapper!

Gunny48 - 9/5/2013 2:58 PM
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GO GATORS!!!!!

imtellin - 9/5/2013 1:19 PM
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luther's can a bull soup !!! sounds like luther ain't had his fuggly pic in da paper and couldn't keep his trap shut... so he admits he assisted covering up violations down in south florida.. sounds like we need an ncaa investigation,, if ya can believe what comes out of this fools mouth...LUTHER BOY,, HERE'S A NEWSFLASH FOR YA,, THE WHOLE SOUTH, BELOW MASON DIXON WAS RACIST BACK THEN... AND THEY STILL DON'T LIKE THEM DAMN YANKEES !!!
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