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76 Responses to Let`s Celebrate Black History Month Frugally [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 7:57 am
    Link: Let`s Celebrate Black History Month Frugally - Why you so racist, Wal-mart?
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    ZombieDomo Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:24 am
    This Flyer is not from Walmart, it is from the very rasict company Family Dollar. I worked for them for too long.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:30 am
    AWWWWW no Soul Glow...

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Wow I wonder what theyll do for Hispanic Heritage Month
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    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:57 am
    to be honest, i dont see what`s racist about it
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:59 am
    How is it racist to market products to black women? Sure its a lame promotion, but not racist at all.
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 9:21 am
    It`s racist because it excludes other groups. Why can`t I get sunscreen on sale during black history month. They are ginger bigots!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 9:33 am
    When is the Caucasian history month??
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 9:34 am
    not really racist, just dumb. black history month itself is racist. if you dont believe me ask Morgan Freeman.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Yes, because Morgan freeman (an overpaid, silver spoonfed actor) speaks for an entire race. Thank you Cobra for clearing that up. IAB...having a slow day?
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:04 am
    lostinkorea>> Morgan Freeman is not speaking for an entire race. I think he was just speaking for himself.
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    diverdown Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:10 am
    How about "White Miss America"? Ah?
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    diverdown Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:13 am
    @lostinkorea. How dare you dis the Freeman!
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Black History Month is not racist. It was founded by Carter G. Woodson, a black man, and it`s in February because it corresponds with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Hey, I love Morgan Freeman as an actor and yes he`s entitled to his opinion...I guess..

    Anyway, Miss America is pretty much a white contest. In the last 51 years there has been about 6 black winners and only one Asian winner (2001).

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    diverdown Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:22 am
    You`re pretty hot, lostinkorea.
  17. Profile photo of Shnard-dog
    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:39 am
    First, I find this ad offensive because it implies that putting hair products on sale is somehow celebrating African American culture, or that African American culture is captured in hair products. Second, to those who think having Black History month is racist, Whites get the other 11 months to pat ourselves on the back for all of the "good" we`ve done. Black history month is about celebrating the contributions of African Americans to our society, something that is often overlooked in our White privileged society.
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
    racist black history month
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:20 am
    @Shnard-dog

    What about all other cultures ther`s no Asian history month or Latino month.

    @lostinkorea

    Yes but there have been 0 winners that weren`t black in the Miss Black America contest.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:26 am
    wow! lets not laugh at this! ;)
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:29 am
    @ shnard-dog

    I`m sorry but black history month in and of itself is racist. no, the other 11 months whites aren`t patting themselves on the back for their achievements...we don`t only talk about MLK or `insert other famous black person of your choosing` during February; hell MLK day isn`t even IN february...

    secondly, the ad probably has "black history month" written all over the top of every page, not just this one, and its not uncommon to have a section in the supermarket/store for "ethnic hair products". its not racist because they have a different hair makeup than caucazoids or mongloids and it requires more oils (which would be bad in the other races` hair).

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:33 am
    "What about all other cultures ther`s no Asian history month or Latino month."

    actually, there is a latino history month...

    "Yes but there have been 0 winners that weren`t black in the Miss Black America contest."

    and yet having a contest for "Miss White America" would be racist...

    blacks complain about racism too much, its a double-standard (they can complain about whites but not vice versa) much like women complain about men too much. we aren`t living in the 1800`s or even 1900`s (none of these have been a problem since the `60`s); just let it go and we can live as a society...

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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:39 am
    black history month is offensive to me. now raising flame shield...
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    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:46 am
    McGovern, I agree, it would be nice if all ethnicities were recognized for their various contributions to our society. What would be really great is if it didn`t require setting aside a specific month to do this, but that we appreciated our differences and all that we contribute to our society on a daily basis.

    IkeRay...... wow, mongoloids?! caucazoid?! These are totally baseless, antiquated terms that tell me you`re getting your information from a biased place. Race is a socially constructed concept. In other words, there aren`t distinct biological distinctions that make up "races". Whites have far more privilege in our society than persons of color, privilege that we take for granted on a daily basis. We don`t need a White history month, we get to enjoy the privilege that comes with being White every day.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:57 am
    " wow, mongoloids?! caucazoid?! These are totally baseless, antiquated terms that tell me you`re getting your information from a biased place"

    actually, there are genetic differences in "race" that typically go across the entire race and yes, there are a few exceptions. its the reason blacks have black/dark skin despite being born in say canada or alaska (where its not needed like it was when they evolved in africa), its the reason their hair is the texture it is as well, same for the other 2 races. yes, there are only 3 races, Mongloid, Caucasoid, Negroid. Race is a "man made" trait to begin with, in other animals, we call it species or subspecies, we don`t refer to it as race...

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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:57 am
    "just let it go and we can live as a society..."

    _________________________________________--

    Oh, I wish it were that simple and I am all for it. That is until I`m called the "n" word by a random idiot. Then my horns grow and ....well, it`s not pretty.

    Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    OMG that`s the worst thing I`ve ever seen. Do people not have brains? I mean, seriously. If I ever saw anything like that in the flyer for the store I work at, I work go and poo in the manager`s office.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Wow IkeRay, your white male privilege is showing. I`m sure *you* would have no problem `letting it go` (letting what go? were you enslaved or denied the vote for generations?) and living in peace. It`s unfortunately not that simple, and people like you who scoff at this imaginary "discrimination" (I`m not discriminated against so it must not happen! They`re just whining!), hold back any progress.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    @Boadicea

    >implying you know my race

    I`m half european, half american indian. don`t act like I don`t have anything to get upset over; but it didn`t happen to me directly. I live my life as MY LIFE, not my ancestors.

  30. Profile photo of Shnard-dog
    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
    229 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    IkeRay - You are simply wrong. Please look into the research (post 1950`s) before you claim this again. White scientists used to try to prove that these differences truly existed to support the overtly racist policies in place at the time and couldn`t do it. The human race is the only actual race. You are likely to be more genetically similar to an African American person than another White person (assuming you`re White).
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    "I live my life as MY LIFE, not my ancestors."

    How nice for you.

  32. Profile photo of FumblingMala
    FumblingMala Male 18-29
    56 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Shnard-dog, don`t you mean Ike is as likely to be genetically similar to an African male as he could be to a Caucasian male?

    Anyways, everyone needs to get over this whole race thing, especially black people. At this point they are the ones who are overtly racist, and although I understand that their racism against whites is actually justified I think that unless one of us gets over our discrimination issue we`re just going to be caught in a cycle of `justified racism` forever.

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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    wow IAB, you still surprise me at how uptight yall can get over race... shame on you
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    btw Boedacia, is your avatar a pic of you? because shame on that too
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    "although I understand that their racism against whites is actually justified I think that unless one of us gets over our discrimination issue..
    everyone needs to get over this whole race thing, especially black people"

    So the people being discriminated against need to get over it, so that white people still stop discriminating against them?

    Nice logic.

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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Yeah, my avatar is a group of five guys. I am five guys, that`s me.
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    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
    229 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Fumblingmala said: "everyone needs to get over this whole race thing, especially black people"

    Umm, maybe once the whole racism thing goes away, i.e. everyone has the same opportunities in this country, regardless of race, then people will get over it. Until then, we need to keep pointing out how ads like this one are maintaining racist attitudes and stereotypes that continue to marginalize persons of color and maintain White privilege.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Ummm what is this "White privilege" I haven`t got my check yet and had to pay for college myself even though my GPA was a 3.8 while students who were black got tuition. Stuff that seperates races for this and that perpetuates racisim.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    McGovern1981. That`s pretty racist of you. Clearly Black people get a free ride into college while poor underpriviledged you needed to work for it? Boo friggin hoo jerk.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    shnard-dog:

    the country is already leaning that way, as it is now, minorities have an easier job finding work because of equal opportunity. yes, everyone should have an equal chance at a job, that should include whites not prohibit higher of whites. by instigating a required limit it forces employers to judge by race and not skill. if a clean, well educated black guy and a clean well educated white guy both entered my office for an interview, they both have an equal chance of making it, but if a gangster/poor speaking white dude came in and a clean black guy but they have the same education background...the black guy is getting hired, he portrayed himself as having a better work potential.

    @madest: I hope you were being satirical...its true that the only reason racism still exist is because we are forced to look at race; allowing minorities to abuse the system because of race (medicaid, medicare, education money) is just perpetuating the issue.

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    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    McGovern - Even with affirmative action, which exists as an attempt to make up for the inequalities that are KNOWN to exist, African Americans are still much less likely to attend college compared to whites. The reasons behind this fact are extremely complicated and would require you to open your mind a bit, which I`m not sensing you`re willing to do. Whites are also likely to be chosen for better jobs even when a person of color is more highly qualified, get paid more for doing the same job, have more access to housing, and the list goes on......
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    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
    229 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    IkeRay - You are again, simply wrong. What you are doing is taking anecdotal evidence and saying that it is the norm. If you looked at objective studies, you would find that Whites are still far more likely to be called back for interviews and ultimately given jobs than African Americans by a huge margin.
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    xDousenx Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    haha my teacher`s name is mcgovern lol
  44. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    McGovern: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privi...
  45. Profile photo of Shnard-dog
    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
    229 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    As a White man, admitting I benefit from White privilege is not easy, but that doesn`t mean it isn`t true. One part of White privilege is being able to ignore that I benefit from it. Here is well written paper on the topic:
    http://www.case.edu/president/aaction/Un...
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    Sarandipity8 Female 13-17
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    February 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    That`s a Family Dollar ad not Wal-mart
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    doo gro...lolz
  48. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Wheres the KFC ad?
  49. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    LOL ElMustache! It was here:
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

    For those that say BHM is not racist, I guess you think affirmative action isn`t racist either...

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    luvsushi Female 18-29
    169 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    First of i`d like to say wow.
    really?
    this conversation spawned from a newspaper ad.
    Second those of u who r calling affirmative action, black history month, and ms. black america RACIST u are the type of ppl i really avoid because u dont even kno ur racist.
    If it wasnt for the way this country is those things wouldnt have to exist but i cant get my spot up in the light if we did away with those simply because every other situation is dominated by whites and im supposed to suck it up,every other month is black history and so on.
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Astoundingly stupid - I can`t believe that anyone thought this ad was a good idea!
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    JadeEskimo Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    I just think racism is hilarious. Anyone who is going to be so closed minded as to make a prejudice remark is truely an idiot. And anyone that is going to let a prejudice remark get to them is truely an idiot.


    Personally, I feel like both white and black people feel like their too goddamn entitled to something. This is a selfish time we`re living in...everyone wants to be the most important person.

    And to LuvSushi:

    So when did we stop letting black people into the miss America pagents? When did we take black history out of history classes?

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    "Second those of u who r calling affirmative action, black history month, and ms. black america RACIST"

    racism: discriminatory especially on the basis of race

    its not a hateful discriminatory, just dividing people by race; there`s no "reverse racism".

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    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    You are racist if you take offense to racist situations. People like that are saying, "Yes, we view people through their race, but it`s OKAY, because we`re offended."
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    vv In essence your theory is: If you`re not offended by racism you`re not racist? vv
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    I`m still pushing for brown and beige rather than black and white.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Oh look, this post somehow degenerated into a bunch of racial slurring and argument. IAB never fails to deliver me a surprise.

    So it`s a bad time to mention KFC also had a Special on fried chicken at the same time?

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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    I work at WM, this is not a Wal-Mart ad.
    Though they did mark down a whole bunch of crap for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Let`s celebrate a great man by spending our money on cheap crap we don`t need.
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    util Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    > Let`s celebrate a great man by spending our money on cheap crap we don`t need.

    That`s the spirit!

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    "So it`s a bad time to mention KFC also had a Special on fried chicken at the same time?"

    When I was the only white guy at a job I used to have all the other guys called the sale KFC had on Tuesdays "Negro Tuesday." I never figured out if I was allowed to laugh or not.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    > SuperSmash
    > When I was the only white guy at a job... I never figured out if I was allowed to laugh or not.

    No, definitely NOT. Its funny when a black guy laughs at it but not when a white guy laughs at exactly the same thing.

    There is a completely different set of standards, rules and attitudes depending on what color you are.

    This is called `racial equality` in the 2000`s.

  62. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 12:22 am
    @Ltfurpie: lol, ive seen this one, i meant on the same page, but thanks for taking notice.
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    mnun1234 Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2010 at 5:11 am
    wow...
  64. Profile photo of ladymanson
    ladymanson Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 8:04 am
    >This is called `racial equality` in the 2000`s.

    This is called bullpoo
    still segregating people by jokes now. Black guys call white guys Crackers and white guy can`t laugh of negro Tuesday or say """"the N word"""
    Stay classy America, stay classy

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    Sketchbook Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Ok wow, really...

    Any discrimination positive or negative based on race is racist.

    Secondly, the biggest reason there are more white people in most jobs in the Western world is because, big surprise, there is more white people in the Western world. Just like there`s very few rice farmers in the fields of Japan.

    Whites are the majority in North America and Europe... probably Austrailia too, but I`m not sure, but world-wide, we`re the minority by a fair bit.

    Yeah, there is white-privilege in lands settled by whites, and there`s Asian-privilege in Asia. Why aren`t you raising a stink over there too?

  66. Profile photo of Sketchbook
    Sketchbook Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    That was supposed to say "white rice farmers"
  67. Profile photo of luvsushi
    luvsushi Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    @jade eskimo it is not the fact that blacks are not allowed in ms america pagent but the reason that ms black america started was because no black woman was picked before in ms america meaning that black beauty was not respected in those pagents.
  68. Profile photo of Raymundosaur
    Raymundosaur Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    lol, nobody likes black people.... Oh, I`ll hear about this comment later...
  69. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    February 5, 2010 at 1:06 am
    Oh shiiiiit 50 cents off!!?!
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Lmao, I think a lot of you are ridiculous if you really want to make a point lets stop talking stats and put some reality into effect for all of you who claim reverse racism Post the last time you(PERSONALLY!!!)...

    1) Got denied a job because you weren`t a minority

    2) Got called a racially offensive term and it was "OK".

  71. Profile photo of Adamam
    Adamam Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    I don`t get it ><
  72. Profile photo of Paaahka
    Paaahka Female 13-17
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    February 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    1. I`ve never had a job.
    2. Every day at my predominantly black highschool.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    February 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    Yeah. Let`s celebrate black history by trying to make them look more like white people. Tsk tsk.
  74. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    Really Pahhka interesting cuz I went to a predominantly black high school and racism was as well as culturism (one carribean island vs another) occured, but neither were tolerated interesting to know that theres a high school down here were apparently you don`t have basic human rights, and by acceptable you mean if you brought it to some lets say a teacher or another administrative figure they wouldn`t do anything about it of course? If so you should get a lawyer an make tons of money.
  75. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    seriously people, what the drat is "reverse racism"? it`s as ignorant as saying someone looks "ethnic". jesus h christ.
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Thats not a walmart add. Its Family Dollar. I worked a year there and had enough cupons shoved in my face to know the difference, sadly.

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