Friday, June 11, 2010

"Racist" Greeting Card

This has to be one of the most stupidest things I've ever heard.
NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

A graduation card sold at local stores has been pulled from shelves after a civil rights group raised concerns about the content. The group claims the card's micro-speaker plays a greeting that's racist.

It is a graduation greeting from Hallmark that says, "Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice."

Members of the Los Angeles NAACP did take notice. As characters known as "Hoops" and "Yoyo" banter on, African American leaders hear offensive language.

"And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back," the card vocalizes.

"That was very demeaning to African American women. When it made reference to African American women as whores and at the end, it says 'watch your back,'" said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.

Here's the video clip:

There must be no more "racism" left in Los Angeles for the LA NAACP to call this out. I haven't heard much from them lately... I guess they're short on money and need a "controversy" for fund-raising. Otherwise they must be the most stupidest people on earth. Think about this logically... why would Hallmark put out a "racist" graduation greeting card? The card has been on the market for three years already. If it did say black "hoes" (is that the correct plural form?), I'm sure it would have been flagged a long time ago.

IIRC, only African Americans use ho = whore. If so, is the card "racist" then? Why do black people get to use the n-word when it's taboo for the rest of us? Good thing I studied engineering and finance instead of astronomy. I've always been fascinated by astrophysics and black hoes holes.

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