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#1 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:18 PM

:shock:

 

http://www.huffingto...nk1&pLid=403193

 

https://twitter.com/...2600192/photo/1


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#2 sadboy

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:30 PM

Fuck them.



#3 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

Fuck them.

 

Yeah. They have so much more than Lowe's, but ugh!


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#4 Blaster man

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

I saw this post earlier today and had to leave the thread I was so disgusted.  Seriously, what can you possibly say?



#5 Spokker

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:57 AM

If the image and accompanying text is so harmful and offensive, why do they keep showing it everywhere?

And if blacks did not like the stereotype, why do such a disproportionate number of young black men continue to participate in a lifestyle of crime, such as the ridiculous and numerous flash mobs that continue to be buried by the media? Even if they are offended, people certainly understand what is being said by such comparisons, even if they don't want to admit there is some truth to it.

All this outrage over tweets when there is very little outrage or even any knowledge of the knockout game phenomenom is so topsy turvey.

#6 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

I'm kind of curious what the two black guys were thinking at the time. When they saw a guy with an ape mask sitting next to them. 
First guy: This won't go well.
Second guy:  I wonder how long it will take before people will notice the huge wrong here?



#7 Blaster man

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

If the image and accompanying text is so harmful and offensive, why do they keep showing it everywhere?
And if blacks did not like the stereotype, why do such a disproportionate number of young black men continue to participate in a lifestyle of crime, such as the ridiculous and numerous flash mobs that continue to be buried by the media? Even if they are offended, people certainly understand what is being said by such comparisons, even if they don't want to admit there is some truth to it.
All this outrage over tweets when there is very little outrage or even any knowledge of the knockout game phenomenom is so topsy turvey.

So what you're saying is that because more black people are in prison than whites, you consider it okay to call them monkeys and/or porch monkeys. Good to know you're extremely racist. It's NOT okay and crime has nothing to do with this racist tweet. If this isn't what you're saying, please explain what monkey "stereotype" you're saying is justified because some commit crimes. Also, explain now some people committing crimes means this stereotype is true about all black people. You do realize most people are not criminals right?

I'm kind of curious what the two black guys were thinking at the time. When they saw a guy with an ape mask sitting next to them.
First guy: This won't go well.
Second guy: I wonder how long it will take before people will notice the huge wrong here?

They're wearing home despot shirts, they're employees. The guy taking the picture probably fed them some bullshit line.

#8 Spokker

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

So what you're saying is that because more black people are in prison than whites, you consider it okay to call them monkeys and/or porch monkeys.

What I'm saying is that when a group is 13% of the population but commits half of all violent crime, the last thing I am worried about is insensitive stereotypes against them.

#9 Blaster man

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

What I'm saying is that when a group is 13% of the population but commits half of all violent crime, the last thing I am worried about is insensitive stereotypes against them.


I don't see how this is a "stereotype". Your equating black people to criminals is a stereotype. Calling them monkeys is not.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

What I am saying is that when black mobs rip off multiple Sports Authority stores, taking entire racks of clothing out the doors, the stereotype fits.

It should be noted that 51% of all Americans habor explicit prejudice against blacks. The majority of both Republicans and Democrats harbor implicit anti-black opinions, including myself.

Though people who consider themselves liberal, progressive or Democrat may talk a good game, they harbor prejudices that determine where they live, work and send their children to school. All of these implicit prejudices are informed by the conscious knowledge of black crime rates and the state of black neighborhoods. In other words, stereotypes about young black male criminality that they may deny exist, but know in their heart are based in truth. The anecdotal accounts, including video, are backed up by raw statistics.

The funny thing about my personal opinion is that my bloodline goes back to Mexico, so all that emotional bullshit that plays on white European guilt doesn't work on me, and that's why I don't care about racist tweets.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

You'd have to be pretty uneducated to blame Home Depot as a corporation for what some contractor puts on their twitter feed. Looks like they took swift action and quickly removed the tweet and fired the employee but the "damn cuz... neva gunna shop dare again" crowd will post loud and proud... that is until they need an item or service that HD provides at the lowest price because we all know people will stand up for their principles until money starts getting involved.



#12 renique46

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

Good to know you're extremely racist.
 

 

Took you this long to realize this?



#13 Rip44

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

I'm sorry, but I laughed so hard. Mostly for the stupidity.

#14 irideabike

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:14 PM

Clear example of a non-issue and yet another reason that social media is worthless.


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#15 berzirk

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

Man, so I really wanted to rail on Home Depot for allowing somebody to post something so racist and offensive...then I saw the tweet and thought it was a huge overreaction. The monkey mask actually looks identical to the ones that they wore in a Bruno Mars video...which I never thought was racist.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

What I am saying is that when black mobs rip off multiple Sports Authority stores, taking entire racks of clothing out the doors, the stereotype fits.

It should be noted that 51% of all Americans habor explicit prejudice against blacks. The majority of both Republicans and Democrats harbor implicit anti-black opinions, including myself.

Though people who consider themselves liberal, progressive or Democrat may talk a good game, they harbor prejudices that determine where they live, work and send their children to school. All of these implicit prejudices are informed by the conscious knowledge of black crime rates and the state of black neighborhoods. In other words, stereotypes about young black male criminality that they may deny exist, but know in their heart are based in truth. The anecdotal accounts, including video, are backed up by raw statistics.

The funny thing about my personal opinion is that my bloodline goes back to Mexico, so all that emotional bullshit that plays on white European guilt doesn't work on me, and that's why I don't care about racist tweets.

 

^Then this is what we here call an Uncle Tom. Great example of this! And an Uncle Tom who has little capacity of contextualizing the banal observations he makes.


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#17 irideabike

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:46 AM

shut up whitey.


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#18 DurbanBrown

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

this is funny


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#19 dilemna

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:40 AM

Anyone else struggling to spot which one is not like the others?  


I'm not opposed to some trolling and I'm guilty of it myself.

 


#20 Soc27cer

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:18 AM

you would have to associate yourself with a monkey for it to be offensive,  if they were white would it still be bad?  i don't always get it, but when i do i am a racist.


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#21 egofed

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

People who instantly jump to the conclusion that this is racist are the true people who only see color. Victim mentality....



#22 Msut77

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:43 PM

Shorter egopud.
How dare people assume someone who sounds like they plagiarize the Volkischer Beobachter is racist.
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#23 egofed

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:17 PM

Shorter egopud.

 

I take it that this is some sort of insult, but what exactly does it mean, and how does it fit as a response to my post?



#24 Soc27cer

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

I take it that this is some sort of insult, but what exactly does it mean, and how does it fit as a response to my post?

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#25 egofed

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:26 PM

Look at my post and please explain how his response made sense. I'm genuinely asking because I can not link the two.



#26 Msut77

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

You are pretending to get one reference but not the other.
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#27 allanblocker

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:57 PM

I'm a social media manager and I really think this could be a mistake. One time I typed shit instead of shirt. Sometimes you are just pumping out content and stuff like this leaks out. Of course it's absent minded and obscenely insensitive, but perhaps the manager was just clueless. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

But didnt we all evolve out of apes? I  guess the racial term porch monkey means everytime you bring up black people and a monkey/gorilla. There is just a racial stereotype that black people look like apes/gorillas so you can do anything that might refer to a black person as looking like a monkey and it will be racist.

 

You put 2 white dudes there and what happens? Probably nothing.it would be a mediocre tweet at best and lost within minutes in the shitdrain of social media.



#29 DNukem170

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

As someone who works at Home Depot, I can say that most of the customers are 1000x more racist than this tweet. Almost every day I get people complaining about Hispanics and how the new $100 bill looks to Chinese and other BS like that.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:20 AM

How is it racist? One is a guy in a monkey mask and  the other two are human.

 

 

Can white people stop being offended for minorities? Thank you.