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NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

  1. Jun 4, 2010 #1

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    From the "Oh, Come on now" department...

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7475737
    They were trying for an innocent galactic theme with the message.
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2010 #2
    Seems like people hearing what they want to hear, to me. Do they honestly think Hallmark would put out a card saying "black whores?" I mean, what's more likely, that they're mishearing something, or Hallmark is saying "Black whores, watch your back."
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 #3

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    Racist people tend to see (or hear in this case) racism wherever they go..
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 #4

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    I'd have never even thought to interpret that as racist until Mr Jenkins shared that peculiar interpretation.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 #5
    I've already mailed the LA NAACP chapter a card. :devil:

    Those folks who are upset about the card seem like well meaning idiots.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 #6
    Somebody needs to chill.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 #7
    Your use of the ethnically urban word 'chill' is racist. I am so offended.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 #8
    When that woman said "the r is in there" I was intrigued. After all, that's a funny way to say it. "Yes, it's an L, but the R is in there". Weird. So I played it over and over. The word is hole and you can't mishear it no matter how hard you try. I even tried it on my wife. As she is Chinese she normally has trouble differentiating these two letters. However, she was able to do so effortlessly in this case. In my opinion, that woman was lying.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 #9
    Ha I hope you are joshing me...
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 #10
    George Bush, and Hallmark, hates black people.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 #11

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    Okay, but you have to admit, it was a really stupid card. The black hole comment doesn't even make sense. When something is that lame, no wonder it is taken out of context: It doesn't have one!

    Yes, this whole thing ridiculous.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 #12

    Pengwuino

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    A stupid hallmark card? Isn't that ...... all of them?
     
  14. Jun 5, 2010 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    #44214 was pretty good.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2010 #14

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    "The card was out for 3 years" :rofl:

    Slow, much?
     
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  17. Jun 5, 2010 #16
    Speaking as a black man, while I find the card silly and not funny. I am not offended in the least. I fear some NAACP local chapter heads takes their duties and themselves a bit too seriously at times.

    Rob54
     
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    You called yourself black, and not African American. You sir, are a racist. I am offended.
     
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  19. Jun 5, 2010 #18
    It is clear in the article that they are pissed off by the audio not the text. We cannot do much other than speculating about how the audio sounds. I would speculate that it might an accent problem where for one it's "hole" for other it's "whore".
     
  20. Jun 5, 2010 #19

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    :rofl::rofl: What is this guy, drunk?
     
  21. Jun 5, 2010 #20
    If you say so my new friend. :-)


    Rob
     
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  22. Jun 5, 2010 #21
    Go Google it, the video is online with the NAACP chapter folks giving a press conference. It's a bunch of old people with nothing better to do with their time.
     
  23. Jun 5, 2010 #22

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    The irony is that the "black ho" expression is one predominantly used by blacks, not whites. I had never heard the expression until Buckwheat [Eddie Murphy] came along, on SNL.

    When I was growing up in L.A., the expression hadn't caught on yet. I believe its origins are in Ghetto Rap, or Gangster Rap, or a similar variety of rap crap.
     
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  24. Jun 5, 2010 #23
    Yep found it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0P_XiYZl9k

    nothing much in it. I didn't go beyond 40 seconds.
     
  25. Jun 5, 2010 #24

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ah, this was it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RrQ4FWjijI
     
  26. Jun 5, 2010 #25
    "Ho" is completely a black invented expression. I only ever heard blacks use it and I had to ask two black people what it meant: "ho" doesn't mean "whore", it means "hole". Calling a woman a "hole" is to call them a sexual orifice, meant as an insult. "Ho" is just lax pronounciation of "hole'.

    An authentic whore, a prostitute, might be called a "ho" but it would be by way of insult, calling her a sexual orifice, rather than being a reference to the word "whore".
     
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