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Posted: 6/4/2003 7:29:40 AM EDT
I'm willing to bet this will be my first locked topic. News story is [url=www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46220-2003May27.html]here[/url]
The e-mail and Weblog buzz are conflicted. The subject is race, so people are torn. They forward the link, to rent-a-negro.com, without quite knowing what they think of the site. Is it a joke? Why is this funny? "I don't know if it's genius or heinous," says Vincent Thomas, 24, a project coordinator for American Forest and Paper Association here. The site offers "the chance to promote your connection with a creative, articulate, friendly, attractive and pleasing African American person," available, for rent, to add flavor to your function. "Where do you find the people to diversify your life?" the site asks. "What if you don't know any black people? You want to appear up-to-date, but just don't have the human resources." Thomas thought it was a joke, "but I kept on going through the site and saw it was a real live thing. Even right now I'm still trying to gather my thoughts and come forth with an official stance." Because he has been in those situations, he says. He's been at functions with folks who look to him "for comic relief or to add some type of personality." And maybe black folks should stop giving it away for free. When a reporter finally tells him the Web site is a satirical piece of performance art by damali ayo, 31, a Portland, Ore.-based artist and personal growth consultant, he is relieved -- but, of course, still conflicted. Ayo says she got the idea for the piece after years of being in all-white settings, fielding questions from people wanting to touch her hair, and playing the role of cultural ambassador. "I feel like people are saying, 'You need to serve my ignorance by teaching me,' " she explained in a telephone interview. "I've said to certain people, 'I don't feel like talking about that now,' but there is really an urgency and an insistence. It's an urgency and an insistence with which we speak to servants or people who are working for us." She adds: "I understand the white environment because I was forced to learn it. White people are not forced in any capacity to learn about other cultures. I'm not mad about it, but I would like more equity."
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The web site is [url=www.rent-a-negro.com/index.htm]www.rent-a-negro.com[/url] READ THE FAQ! What do you think? I think it's funny as hell, myself.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:37:50 AM EDT
Hey has anyone seen my ten foot pole?
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:40:54 AM EDT
Yes, I have seen that site. And on that note. IBTL! [bounce]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:41:30 AM EDT
I think I first was posted on Full-Auto a few days ago. It's actually funny from the black perspective. It makes fun of apologist whites.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:44:14 AM EDT
IBTL! Oh yea, [url]www.georgiaprecision.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:57:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 7:57:50 AM EDT by Johnphin]
Originally Posted By KBaker:
She adds: "I understand the white environment because I was forced to learn it. White people are not forced in any capacity to learn about other cultures. I'm not mad about it, but I would like more equity."
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So she's mad that people want to learn about her culture? She thinks that she should be paid for such a service? So it's come to this. People complain about others wanting to learn and share their culture. Pathetic. (Just my opinion, and, oh yeah, IBTL! [bounce])
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:00:25 AM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:01:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:06:30 AM EDT by slacko]
From Mad magazine sometime between '70 and '73... [img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/64800/hearst.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:05:21 AM EDT
Why the IBTL's? I think I'll satr both Rent-A-Redneck and Rent-A-Honkey small businesses. There's someone out there who will pay for those services.[:)]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:08:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:08:31 AM EDT by BenDover]
Originally Posted By Johnphin:
Originally Posted By KBaker:
She adds: "I understand the white environment because I was forced to learn it. White people are not forced in any capacity to learn about other cultures. I'm not mad about it, but I would like more equity."
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So she's mad that people want to learn about her culture? She thinks that she should be paid for such a service? So it's come to this. People complain about others wanting to learn and share their culture. Pathetic. (Just my opinion, and, oh yeah, IBTL! [bounce])
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A black co-worker explained to me that this is a heavily sarcastic jab at apologist whites who support the concept of 'equity' through cultural assimilation. He felt that the author of the site was extremely racist against whites to the point of returning to separatism.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:09:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:09:43 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Dare I say "Group Buy"? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:11:19 AM EDT
NOW I say, IBTL.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:14:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:14:52 AM EDT by Demordrah]
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Dare I say "Group Buy"? [:D]
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I'm in for 3 ... IM sent btw, GP ... nice use of IBTL to get a cheap plug in for the business [;)] IBTL!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:17:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:17:32 AM EDT by Dredd308]
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Dare I say "Group Buy"? [:D]
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Wow, now I have to it twice in one thread. IBTL! [lol]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:25:14 AM EDT
I can rent one for a lot less than $200 an hour. Ripoff
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:27:09 AM EDT
My rental's on the way!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:45:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 8:50:31 AM EDT by KBaker]
Originally Posted By Oslow: I can rent one for a lot less than $200 an hour. Ripoff
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You were thinking, perhaps, of something like this? [img]http://uncultured.spydar.com/images/article_type_icons/hughdivine.jpg[/img][nono]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:47:34 AM EDT
IBTL !
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:57:14 AM EDT
lol, I think it's funny. Anyone see the ned "Rainbow band-aid" commecial that is done by that black commedian? I laughed my ass off at that, lol!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:00:32 AM EDT
Because of the Irrevocable impending lock I'll add this: Now you can have your very own "Jolly N*gger" Bank! [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3226143667&category=885[/url] [img]http://www.fyi.net/~ccable/IMG_2905.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.fyi.net/~ccable/IMG_2907.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:00:46 AM EDT
[size=6][red]IBTL (In Befo' the Lock!!!)[/size=6][/red] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=13236[/img]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:06:06 AM EDT
[shock] [slap] [torch]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:20:20 AM EDT
anybody remember [url]http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/[/url]? it seems to go along quite well with this one!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:20:49 AM EDT
Holy shit [lol] IBTL
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:23:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wipeout: lol, I think it's funny. Anyone see the ned "Rainbow band-aid" commecial that is done by that black commedian? I laughed my ass off at that, lol!
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I laughed my ass off at that one!
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:33:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2003 9:35:15 AM EDT by Oslow]
Originally Posted By KBaker: You were thinking, perhaps, of something like this?
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I never think of stuff like that! You really shouldn't start drinking before noon Baker.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:38:16 AM EDT
i am appalled.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:52:59 AM EDT
Sneaking IBTL. A bank?
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:57:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By [red]racebaiter:[/red] i am appalled.
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[rofl] You're going to get me FIRED! Goddamnit! I can't stop laughing.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 10:07:36 AM EDT
I didn't create it... honest.... [url]http://www.petitiononline.com/ebaynigg/petition.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 10:13:37 AM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 10:21:12 AM EDT
God, all you people trying to up your post count, it's sad, just sad. IBTL
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 10:35:04 AM EDT
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