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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:05 AM

Penn State Alum writes letter to black football player calling his hair "disgusting"

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A Penn State alum who graduated the same year as longtime pedophile coach Jerry Sandusky had the audacity to send a letter to a black football player calling his dreadlocks “disgusting,” while longing for the days of old.

The letter sent to 21-year-old safety Jonathan Sutherland appeared to have been signed by class of 1966 alumni Dave Petersen. The standout student-athlete posted the missive on Twitter.

It starts with the author — who uses a lot of exclamation points — boasting about his own athletic prowess and adding he and his wife, also a Penn State grad, “miss the clean cut young men and women from those days.”

Petersen then seems to offer unsolicited grooming tips to the dreadlocked Sutherland.

“Watching the Idaho game on TV we couldn’t help but notice your — well — awful hair,” the letter said. “Surely there must be mirrors in the locker room!”

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Petersen seemingly indicated he doesn’t watch professional football because he finds NFL players’ appearances unacceptable.

“Don’t you have parents or girlfriend who’ve told you those shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive?” the single-page note asked.

Penn State faculty and fans took to social media en masse to show support for Sutherland.

“I stand with our Penn State student athletes and appreciate how they represent PSU in competition, in the classroom and in the community,” wrote vice president for intercollegiate athletics Sandy Barbour. "Their dress, tattoos, or hairstyle has no impact on my support, nor does their gender, skin color, sexuality or religion!”

The university tweeted that it “strongly condemn(ed)" the letter or any message expressing intolerance.


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Reply Penn State Alum writes letter to black football player calling his hair "disgusting" (Original post)
Demovictory9 Oct 9 OP
applegrove Oct 9 #1
Demovictory9 Oct 9 #5
roamer65 Oct 9 #2
Demovictory9 Oct 9 #3
roamer65 Oct 9 #4
dalton99a Oct 9 #20
NCLefty Oct 9 #6
Celerity Oct 9 #7
whistler162 Oct 9 #12
Celerity Oct 9 #13
Skittles Oct 9 #8
Metatask Oct 9 #9
lunasun Oct 9 #24
malaise Oct 9 #10
whistler162 Oct 9 #11
RandiFan1290 Oct 9 #14
Demovictory9 Oct 9 #16
MaryMagdaline Oct 9 #23
Hortensis Oct 9 #15
JHB Oct 9 #17
Mc Mike Oct 9 #18
Vinca Oct 9 #19
genxlib Oct 9 #21
hatrack Oct 9 #22
Bettie Oct 9 #25
MineralMan Oct 9 #26
AJT Oct 9 #27

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:13 AM

1. Dreads are gorgeous. I don't understand the fetish some white people

have for stopping dreadlocks on somebody elses head. How does something like that spread? Are people on the alt right talking about hairstyles constantly? The fetish used to be to call the police on someone 14 having a lemonade stand while black or doing real estate while black. Then that calmed down. Are these bonding moments where white people can be superheroes by writing a letter and then boasting about it? Or forcing a kid wrestler to cut their dreads or be expelled from the competition. What will the alt right bond on next? I know cults like to give vital village roles to their followers (enforcer, honeypot lure)to remind them of their importance back 200 years when we all lived in villages and we all played important survival roles. That was before all the vital roles went to specialists and experts. Could they not be given vital village roles like volunteering with an alt right food bank if they have to bond?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:26 AM

5. he doesnt like tattoos either... or muslims...or babies

“The publication of such an article merely glamorizes and condones such disfigurement. Stating that there is a “story” behind every tattoo is a weak and sophistic disclaimer,” he wrote. “The full back tattoo displayed by the 19-year-old hairdresser is unbelievably disgusting and disturbing. She had a lovely body which is now permanently deformed and disfigured. Young people with face/neck tattoos and face/body piercing are really sickening. Most parents would move heaven and earth to seek medical attention if their child were born with visible (even nonvisible) body markings or scars.”


Petersen continued, “What will this young woman say when her grandkids ask, ‘What is wrong with your back, Grandma?’ Society has come to expect this type of perverse behavior in prisons and drug gangs, but today’s young people should think long and hard about such behavior. Tattoos do not tell a story; rather they speak volumes about the person displaying such tasteless body alterations. It will not improve their job prospects later in life, nor will it impress potential employers. Employers certainly do not want to see future job prospects demonstrate such poor decision-making and irresponsible behavior.”

In 2011, he wrote a letter to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat saying that a page in the newspaper about Muslim holidays was offensive to 9/11 survivors and families of those who died in the terrorist attack.

Petersen wrote that he was “dismayed” by the Tribune-Democrat’s “complete and utter lack of respect and the insensitivity demonstrated by a full page ‘Celebrate a Muslim holiday.'” He said, “Does the Tribune have no awareness of or regard for the families of those who died on 9/11? Has the Tribune forgotten those heroes who literally died in our back yard?”

Petersen wrote, “How can you celebrate a religion that encourages, supports and condones suicide vests to kill and maim innocent men, women and children, degrades women through the imposition of awful black robes with slits for eyes and denounces and defames the U.S. all the while accepting billion in U.S. foreign aid?”

He added, “The Tribune’s disclaimer as a paean to ‘diversity’ is invalid. This was an appalling display of poor judgment, an insult to all Americans and dishonors all who have died and continue to die fighting the war on terrorism.”

The newspaper added an editor’s note that read, “The page in question is the Mini Page, news and fun for kids. It is a syndicated feature.”

And in another letter to the Post-Gazette, Petersen said babies and children should be banned from restaurants and planes.

https://heavy.com/sports/2019/10/dave-petersen-penn-state/

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:19 AM

2. Hey Petersen, haven't you figured out yet that 99.999 pct of people don't give shit what you think.

Go fuck yourself.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:22 AM

3. Penn State fan Dave Petersen has also written letters to local newspapers about tattoos, babies and

Penn State fan Dave Petersen has also written letters to local newspapers about tattoos, babies and how a page for newspaper display for kids about Muslim holidays was disrespectful to survivors of 9/11...


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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:25 AM

4. What waste of good trees.



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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:58 AM

20. And that's how he will be remembered when he takes his dirt nap

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:27 AM

6. #foxnewsviewer :p

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:36 AM

7. ban the fucker from all games and the campus, as he represents a clear and present danger

via his incitement of others to commit violent, physical racial hate crimes.

It's a Trump world after all.

Cesar Sayoc: Man who sent pipe bombs to Trump critics jailed for 20 years

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49244322


El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/us/politics/trump-mass-shootings.html


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Response to Celerity (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:03 AM

12. OKAYYYYYY!!!!!!! next lets ban a left handed people!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:08 AM

13. this merits nothing beyond the few seconds I wasted typing this subject line

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:39 AM

8. WTF

I "love" dreadlocks

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:42 AM

9. Florida yoga shooter also hated dreads.

I'm not saying this guy is a killer but just throwing this out here.

[link:https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xp4kk/what-we-know-about-the-male-supremacist-who-shot-up-a-florida-yoga-studio|

I saw this guys youtube videos before they were deleted. He was a racist asshole.

He said black men with dreadlocks look stupid... whole dumb long rant about that.

He said white women who date other races should be crucified in public and leave their bodies there as a warning to other white women.

He complained that there were too many blacks in the NFL and he wanted a all white football league.

He was clearly showing sociopathic thoughts and weird behavior but somehow he thought he was better than black men especially those with dreadlocks.

Then he goes and murders a bunch of women in a yoga studio before shooting himself. Clearly showing how he was a better man than black men with dreads LOL!

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Response to Metatask (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:01 AM

24. There is a clear black hair obsession in this country by some haters

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:42 AM

10. Why are white people so obsessed with what we do with our own hair

I'll never get it. That is some sense of entitlement.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:01 AM

11. I have seen worse and I have seen better

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:14 AM

14. You going to write a letter too?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:24 AM

16. --

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:48 AM

23. I don't think his girl friend is complaining at all old man

Old man sorry his youth is gone.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:24 AM

15. Dave Petersen of Johnstown PA is a bigoted creep who's

sent letters to newspapers before, being offensive against Muslims and others, and obviously seeking attention. Since he graduated in 1966, it's unlikely even this going viral will devastate his future, aside from generating a lot of really nasty hate mail and so on.

But not from Jon Sutherland.

“Although the message was indeed rude, ignorant and judging, I’ve taken no personal offense to it... At the end of the day, without an apology needed, I forgive this individual because I’m nowhere close to being perfect and I expect God to forgive me for all the wrong I’ve done in my life.”

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:30 AM

17. Photo of Petersen...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:37 AM

18. Sandusky's hair, on the other hand...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:56 AM

19. I'm put off by beards, but I don't write letters to bearded people.

How someone chooses to present themselves to the world is their business. (But I reserve the right to smile when I'm standing behind a pink haired woman with Winnie the Pooh tattooed on her arm.)

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:08 AM

21. As a fashion choice it is fine

Like all fashion choices, it looks good on some people and not so much on others.

But I have always had questions about any kind of long hair when it comes to competitive edge. This is true of the "Fabio" wannabee guys as well as dreads.

It seems to me that it would be a disadvantage to trap all that heat around your neck and shoulders. Not to mention, it just seems to be another thing to grab when being tackled. (Which seems like it would hurt).

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:12 AM

22. "Why Can't The World Be Like It Was When I Was Young And Everything Was Simple?!?"

The endless white noise whine of the Trump-voting coal-rolling minority-slagging gay-bashing small-town asshole who noticed that the world has changed and Just. Can't. Get. Over. It.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:04 AM

25. FFS Why can't some of these people

Just think "well, I don't like that, so I won't do that with my hair" and move the fuck on.

Yeah, I sometimes see people's hair or wardrobe choices and think "I don't like that". I don't find a need to send a letter to tell them that I don't like it.

This letter tells us that this dude believes himself to be the most important person in the world.

I do tell people if they have an unzipped zipper, their skirt tucked into their underpants, or TP stuck to their shoe though, having suffered all of these malfunctions!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:42 AM

26. That guy needs a hobby of some kind. Clearly, he has too much

time on his hands, if he spends it finding fault with others. What a miserable way to go through life, it seems to me.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:46 AM

27. I'm going to trivia tonight and everyone else on the team

are Penn State alum. A number of them in their late 60s, I'll have to ask if they know the guy. FYI, everyone on the team are dems.

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