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    Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses - CNN.com

    "This type of cowardly and hateful act will not be tolerated in this city," City Manager Marc Ott said.
    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.

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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.
    Not sure I read it the same way. A business putting such a sticker on their own business would not be cowardly, so the implication is that someone who put the sticker up to make the business look bad is actually the party being cowardly.

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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    austin

    hipsters

    gentrification


    This was either "hipster irony" about the gentrification of that neighborhood or a protest against that gentrification.
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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

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    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.
    The laziness of politicians is dumbfounding. Those stickers are clearly not the result of a white supremacist campaign. Austin is one of the most gentrified cities in the country; that should be considered a victory of sorts for your run-of-the-mill supremacist - everything catering to white people. These sticker are obviously a social statement on the lack of diversity present in Austin.

    The mayor who called this out? Either too lazy to actually think about the problem for a minute, or too lazy to reach beyond the race card. Either way, this shows incompetence.
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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Reading the article, while not much information is given, makes me wonder who is behind this campaign, and for what purpose.

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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    austin

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    This was either "hipster irony" about the gentrification of that neighborhood or a protest against that gentrification.
    Yep that is pretty much probably it.

    I pretty much spent all summer in Austin, fun town.

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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.
    This sounds a lot like Spike Lee and his recent bleatings about areas of New York City being reclaimed, renovated and upscaled, ostensibly removing the ability of blacks to remain as residents of the areas. Seems he'd much rather have blacks populate slums in perpetuity, or perhaps parts of New York City turn into Detroit rather than have the city he claims to love rejuvenate.

    Sounds like the same thing going on in Austin.
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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    This sounds a lot like Spike Lee and his recent bleatings about areas of New York City being reclaimed, renovated and upscaled, ostensibly removing the ability of blacks to remain as residents of the areas. Seems he'd much rather have blacks populate slums in perpetuity, or perhaps parts of New York City turn into Detroit rather than have the city he claims to love rejuvenate.

    Sounds like the same thing going on in Austin.
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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.
    I've live in the Austin area for 25 years. Been there hundred, if not thousand of times. Before retired I commuted to downtown Austin for 10 years. Been to a lot of places in Austin. Gone to many SXSW events...and several more that Austin put's on every year.

    Austin has a primarily black college, several other colleges and the University of Texas, which has over 50,000 students, many of which or black. In total there's probably over 150,000 students in Austin...with a significant number of black students.

    I've NEVER seen any business around Austin turn away blacks. I've never seen such signs...but that doesn't mean that they don't exist. And I'm not personally denying their existence.

    If these signs exist, then I hope that those business will be punished to the fullest extent of the laws (state and federal).

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    Re: Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses - CNN.com



    Notice how the story, and the city manager, automatically make the subtle assumption that this was the action of white supremacists.

    It's quite possible - perhaps even more likely - that this was done by people who want to make a claim that the City of Austin caters to white people only. It's a common tactic to pose as what you despise in order to create a false image and make it look bad.

    The bias, lack of creativity, and laziness of the media is dumbfounding.
    Do you have evidence that this was done by provocateurs? And why is it that you only see the work of provocateurs when it's behavior that exposes the things you secretly support.
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