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Posted: 10/21/2005 5:49:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2005 5:49:50 AM EDT by superdav]
Dont turn this thread racist.
I just cant get over all this racist crap If they keep crying wolf and pointing the finger it seems to me that REAL racist issues will get brushed aside. Where does it end?

www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=204508&pub=1&div=News




NAACP leaders call singer's T-shirts offensive
10/20/2005 5:26:11 AM
Daily Journal




PHOTO: A Lee County NAACP member displays a T-shirt designed by musician Paul Thorn while Lee County NAACP President the Rev. Paul Freeman, right, speaks during a news conference. Freeman said some people have interpreted the artwork as representing a white man choking two black women. Thorn says the characters are "devil women" representing hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (C. Todd Sherman)


BY ANDY KANENGISER
Daily Journal


TUPELO - Lee County NAACP leaders say T-shirts designed by musician Paul Thorn to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims are an insult to African-Americans and women.


"It is very offensive to the black community. It is black women being choked by a Caucasian man,'' the Rev. Paul Freeman, the Lee County NAACP president, told a news conference Wednesday.


As he spoke, he held up the shirt that depicts women named Katrina and Rita, with dark-red skin, devil horns and red-orange hair, being choked by a white man.


A half-dozen NAACP members convened the news conference across the street from the Lyric Theatre downtown where Thorn, a native of Nettleton, is to perform at a benefit concert tonight. The T-shirts will be sold at the show.


"I do care" about the NAACP's concerns, Thorn said when reached by phone in Chattanooga before he performed Wednesday night. "This T-shirt is going 100 percent to benefit hurricane victims. This was all done in the spirit of love.''


Thorn, who is from Nettleton, said he wants to respond more fully to the criticism later.


Recently, Thorn, who has an exhibit of his art at the GumTree Museum of Art, said he drew the caricature of himself with "two devil women named Katrina and Rita that I'm holding by the neck.''


A meeting Monday night arranged by Thorn and involving NAACP members was unable to settle the controversy.


Thorn's intent "was not malicious,'' said Debbie Brangenberg, director of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. The show will raise money for the association, the Tupelo Community Theatre and the GumTree Museum of Art.


Some around Tupelo didn't see anything wrong with the T-shirt. "It is typical Paul Thorn. I don't have a problem with it at all,'' said Christy Hall, a paralegal who is white. "It is off-beat, like a satire. It's his own way of looking at things.''


Thorn is simply raising money for a good cause, Hall said.


Others, who are black, condemned the design. "I wouldn't pay 50 cents for the T-shirt,'' said Mae Stovall, 61, a Belden homemaker. "I don't like the look of it at all. It is a little rude.''


Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:53:45 AM EDT
Yes, if you are white, ANYTHING you say to, do to, intimate about blacks in any way shape or form, will be considered racist by some.

Its how they get by...shit, any white management, or for that matter any person that black people reporting to them must have a hell of a time. Any reprimand for poor work, and I am sure the race card is pulled.....
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:55:01 AM EDT
It's all racist and it's all Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:55:31 AM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:57:03 AM EDT
I"m so sick of pulling the race card as an excuse for being lazy, comiting crimes, and when things just don't go their way.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:57:33 AM EDT
Yes.

Everything is "racist". Well, everything since the Big Bang. Stephen Hawking would have to explain "racism" prior to that, and I'm sure that according to the NAACP it most certainly existed.

"Racism" is a multi-billion dollar industry. The sooner one realizes this the sooner one can stop giving a flying rat's ass and just get on with life.

If someone calls me a "racist" I'll either thank them or ignore them. I figure either one will piss them off appropriately.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:57:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 5:59:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
"Racism" is a multi-billion dollar industry.



Bingo! Give that man a banana.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:00:34 AM EDT
You know, the whole thing is backfiring for them, since unfortunately the more of this BS I hear, the more racist I become.....
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:01:06 AM EDT
When I was in high school, another school's students painted a mural decrying racism as evil, showing a multi-colored humanoid figure being lynched by other humanoid figures of various colors like orange, purple, grey, etc. Guess what? Some black student said it was racist and offended him, and the school painted over the mural
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:01:53 AM EDT
Huh?

Am I missing something here? They're RED !!!

Someone tell the Native Americans they should be offended by this!
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:04:23 AM EDT
IS ANYTHING NOT RACIST ?

*Yes, By definition you have to have power (white) to practice racism , minorities or "people of color" are powerless so they cannot be racist by definition. So any outrageous statement or action or crime by a member of a minority community cannot be considered racist.

A police officer's presense is considered a show of force. Thus, a police officer's mere presence can be considered racist act.

*Things I learned in a racial diversity class sponsored by and paid for by my (former)police department. Ask me again why I got out of that job.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:08:21 AM EDT
Hey, you're a racist!
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:14:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:19:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Huh?

Am I missing something here? They're RED !!!

Someone tell the Native Americans they should be offended by this!

And the "white" guy is purple.
Much light and sound signifying nothing, here.



Why doesn't the artist just say "They're red... Not black. They do not have black features, do they? They're RED. If you read any racist connotations into this, it's only because you're projecting them..."

Why can't anyone say that? I mean seriously... Show that (or crops of it, with just the red women) to a cross section of society and I guarantee you they'll say "Well, it's poorly rendered and a rather silly concept, but it's nothing more than that..."
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:29:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2005 6:30:54 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:30:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Huh?

Am I missing something here? They're RED !!!

Someone tell the Native Americans they should be offended by this!

And the "white" guy is purple.
Much light and sound signifying nothing, here.





Lawsuit time!


I'm a member of the NAAPP. Nat'l Assn for the advancement of Purple People.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:36:32 AM EDT
If you are white you are racist, period. You should apologize daily for being white. You should try to be less white whenever possible. You shouldn't own anything white, your house shouldn't be painted white, and your dog damn well better not be white. If you are white and have a job, you're keeping someone of a minority from having a job.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:38:38 AM EDT
militant black folk/ lefty activists has castrated this Nation.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:38:52 AM EDT
I'm refraining from comment and fact presentation so some disavowed mod won't lock this thread.

Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:42:44 AM EDT
Paul Thorn ----real funny music if ya haven't ever heard him.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:44:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SPTiger:
If you are white you are racist, period. You should apologize daily for being white. You should try to be less white whenever possible. You shouldn't own anything white, your house shouldn't be painted white, and your dog damn well better not be white. If you are white and have a job, you're keeping someone of a minority from having a job.


That post right there is enough to earn you an honorary Sociology degree. Seriously. You just condensed four years of "study" into one paragraph.

Consider yourself "educated", my good man!*

*You may already have a degree or three, but it doesn't matter: you now have another one.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:45:15 AM EDT
I think the fact that the vast majority of the type in this thread is BLACK is proof this thread is racist.

Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:50:22 AM EDT

Is anything not racist?


The new NBA dress code is not racist.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:05:28 AM EDT
To quote a friend, who happens to be black, "To us, everything is about race" is spot on.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:06:25 AM EDT
WATER!
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:13:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:

Is anything not racist?


The new NBA dress code is not racist.



Actually it is...according to some overpaid African-American who plays the game...the other day he came out (I don't follow basketball, so I don't remember his name, but he was a biggie) and such that exact thing....
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:18:52 AM EDT
I'm gonna say and continue to do as I please and if it appears to be racist to anyone I really don't give a shit what they think.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:23:27 AM EDT
Were I Mr. thorn, I would respond thusly:
"Fuck you then. Benefit is off. No T-shirt, no music, no money, at all. You help `em. Fuckers."

Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:53:52 AM EDT
Hmmmmm.

Keeping minorities as slaves on the welfare plantation.....is not racist.


Freeing minorities by including them in capitalism.....is racist.


Racist is just a figure of speech that the low-IQ-left uses to describe anybody who is not a totalitarian socialist.

Consider the source: the shit-for-brains political left.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:58:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
"Racism" is a multi-billion dollar industry.



Bingo! Give that man a banana.



Looks like you missed the memo.
Eating bannas in front of black is racist.
Think I'm kidding?
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:02:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2005 8:03:14 AM EDT by kill-9]

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
"Racism" is a multi-billion dollar industry.



Bingo! Give that man a banana.



Looks like you missed the memo.
Eating bannas in front of black is racist.
Think I'm kidding?



See my post just above the one you quoted.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:05:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
"Racism" is a multi-billion dollar industry.



Bingo! Give that man a banana.



Looks like you missed the memo.
Eating bannas in front of black is racist.
Think I'm kidding?



See my post just above the one you quoted.




Looks like you DID get the memo.
Evil honky racist!
Wait - how come I can say honky, and not get my account locked, but I can't say the N-word?
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:07:57 AM EDT
George Bush doesn't care about beavers.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:08:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Yes, if you are white, ANYTHING you say to, do to, intimate about blacks in any way shape or form, will be considered racist by some.

Its how they get by...shit, any white management, or for that matter any person that black people reporting to them must have a hell of a time. Any reprimand for poor work, and I am sure the race card is pulled.....



Untrue. not every black person on this earth pulls the race card.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:12:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Yes, if you are white, ANYTHING you say to, do to, intimate about blacks in any way shape or form, will be considered racist by some.
Its how they get by...shit, any white management, or for that matter any person that black people reporting to them must have a hell of a time. Any reprimand for poor work, and I am sure the race card is pulled.....



Untrue. not every black person on this earth pulls the race card.



That is why I used the word "some" although it could be "many"
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:14:00 AM EDT
Racism is now a business, both amateur and professional.

1. "I'm a lazy mutherfucker, intend to stay that way and since I have to eat, drink and have a place to live I"ll just blame my lazyness on whitey and collect free money get free housing.

2. I've just discovered that I can make a ton of money by pulling race card everychance I get and then defrauding big corporations and the federal governemt out of millions of dollars.

The more they do this the more they make average white people like me, who were never racist in the past and used to feel sorry for poor blacks, to become racist and stop feeling sorry for them. I wonder if they realize this or even care?

If the extreme speech and actions from some black Americans continue and they succede their constant attempts to incite violence and hatred sooner or later things will pop and I predict that it won't go well for blacks if that happens.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:15:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By oubeta:
I"m so sick of pulling the race card as an excuse for being lazy, comiting crimes, and when things just don't go their way.



So that is all we do in your opinion, be lazy, commit crimes and pull race cards. When things dont go my way I take my AR, AK, and G17 to the range and express my feelings.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:18:00 AM EDT
I am black and I saw nothing wrong with that picture. Sometimes we do overreact. I think the NAACP's main job is to look for things that can be seen as racist and then complain about them. .02
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:18:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:

Originally Posted By oubeta:
I"m so sick of pulling the race card as an excuse for being lazy, comiting crimes, and when things just don't go their way.



So that is all we do in your opinion, be lazy, commit crimes and pull race cards. When things dont go my way I take my AR, AK, and G17 to the range and express my feelings.



Not to put words in anyones mouth, but I am sure he was refering to those who do do that...Not those who do not...
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:20:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Wait - how come I can say honky, and not get my account locked, but I can't say the N-word?



I think you CAN say the N-word, but only if you're black (and you have to end it in "a" NOT "er").

But don't quote me on that.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:22:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:25:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Huh?

Am I missing something here? They're RED !!!

Someone tell the Native Americans they should be offended by this!

And the "white" guy is purple.
Much light and sound signifying nothing, here.



He's a Purple Supremist! Putting down those red devil women. He is a sexist too!

Bilster
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:53:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:

Originally Posted By SPTiger:
If you are white you are racist, period. You should apologize daily for being white. You should try to be less white whenever possible. You shouldn't own anything white, your house shouldn't be painted white, and your dog damn well better not be white. If you are white and have a job, you're keeping someone of a minority from having a job.


That post right there is enough to earn you an honorary Sociology degree. Seriously. You just condensed four years of "study" into one paragraph.

Consider yourself "educated", my good man!*

*You may already have a degree or three, but it doesn't matter: you now have another one.



Cool!
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 9:47:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 9:47:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Wait - how come I can say honky, and not get my account locked, but I can't say the N-word?



I think you CAN say the N-word, but only if you're black (and you have to end it in "a" NOT "er").

But don't quote me on that.



Oh, ok.
Not that I have any desire to use the word, just thought it a little unfair, not that it is staffs fault.
They need to keep a good image for the site, and society dictates it is not okay for me to call a black man "nXXXer" but that he is well withhin his rights to call me a "white devil ofay motherfucker"
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:22:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Lawsuit time!

I'm a member of the NAAPP. Nat'l Assn for the advancement of Purple People.




Get your damned purple ass back to where ever the hell you purple people come from.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:23:52 PM EDT
Nope, everything is racist.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:16:40 PM EDT
Racism is kept alive by "anti" racist groups. No one thinks anything is racist until Jesse fucking Jackson claims that the black tires on a car are racist because the black part of the car is on the bottom and the white paint is on the top. Another showing of whitey trying to keep the black man down.

So not every car is white, I dont care. Never question Chuck Norris.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:30:21 PM EDT
1. I think the deal with being able to post "honky" or "redneck" or "cracker" is that no person with two firing synapses toward whom the terms might be directed would ever give a shit about being called or referred to as "honky" or "redneck" or "cracker." I've never heard a white person claim offense at those terms unless he was playing some kind of dumbass "gotcha" BS. "Ni**er," on the other hand, is intended (by whites who say it) and interpreted (by blacks who hear it) as a genuinely offensive term. It must be very frustrating for nonwhites who want to hurl racial insults at white people: there's just no real analog for "ni**er."

2. Where the hell does the NAACP find all those people in suits and nice dresses to loiter around on courthouse steps in the middle of the damned day looking indignant? Why aren't they at work?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:38:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 8:39:30 PM EDT by CAR_16]
Real racism: The way the Nazi's treated the Jews.

Fake racism: Whiny-assed lazy people trying get maximum free stuff by putting folks an a guilt trip for something their ancestors did.

We are even and then some. It's over. Get a job.
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