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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Why is it ok that racism is funny to black people - it is a core area of humor and jokes for black standup comedians - but not to white people. I mean blacks are the most racist people out there.
    So, this "prank" is funny because it's sort of putting them in their place, like?
    I mean, after all, if an entire race of human beings are "the most racist people out there", in your opinion... it must make you feel kind of warm and tingly inside to see them get their comeuppance, eh? To see them publicly humiliated?

    Make no mistake: this was humiliating.

    Black people are a minority in this country.
    I have no idea the situation in New Jersey, but where I live, there are probably even fewer black people than the national average.
    In a Walmart on a crowded day, there might be one or two black individuals or families. There might be none.

    Now think about being that minority.
    Think about what you'd feel like if you were one of only two white people shopping in a large discount store where all the other shoppers were black.
    Imagine that an announcement was suddenly broadcast throughout the store, instructing all white people to leave.
    Half the people in the store burst out braying like donkeys (but only because of the "absurdity", wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
    How do you feel?
    Probably like a giant spotlight's suddenly been turned on you.
    Everybody's eyeballing you to see what your reaction will be.
    You don't know what to do. Leave, certainly. But you've got to get to the door first, and it's a long, long walk, through all that braying and smirking.
    You're confused. Who all was in on this? All the braying jack-asses? Was this the work of one disturbed individual? If so, why the f' is everybody laughing? If you have your children with you, you're fluctuating between anger and fear. Should you complain to a manager? But whoever did this obviously works here. Would it do any good?

    Are you able to imagine that? Being the only white in a store full of blacks and having an announcement come over the intercom instructing all white people to leave the store?

    Well, if you can, congratulations. You have a good imagination.
    But you still don't know what black people in that store felt like, because in your imaginary scenario, you can still walk out of the offending store and blend effortlessly back into a nation- a culture, a society- where your race comprises not only the majority, but also the power structure.

    And that is not something a black person in this country can ever, ever do.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Ok, I have not been clear enough.

    It's the absurdity that is funny, not the racism.

    Racism/bigotry I hate, in all it's forms.

    But it's still absurdly funny.

    I mean, seriously, predetermining your opinion on someone just because they are of a different genetic makeup?

    Stupid.

    And absurd.

    And funny BECAUSE of its absurdity.

    Hitler had absurdly funny opinions about Jews.

    If he had been just one bigoted mother****er, ranting about such bull****...Then I would laugh at his absurdity.

    But he sought power, gained it, and used that power to make his stupid bigoted views law.

    That reduced the humor factor greatly, because of the horrors and death directly linked to him.

    But it's still absurd, and causes a painful mental chuckle at the total absurdity of it.
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    So, this "prank" is funny because it's sort of putting them in their place, like?
    I mean, after all, if an entire race of human beings are "the most racist people out there", in your opinion... it must make you feel kind of warm and tingly inside to see them get their comeuppance, eh? To see them publicly humiliated?

    Make no mistake: this was humiliating.

    Black people are a minority in this country.
    I have no idea the situation in New Jersey, but where I live, there are probably even fewer black people than the national average.
    In a Walmart on a crowded day, there might be one or two black individuals or families. There might be none.

    Now think about being that minority.
    Think about what you'd feel like if you were one of only two white people shopping in a large discount store where all the other shoppers were black.
    Imagine that an announcement was suddenly broadcast throughout the store, instructing all white people to leave.
    Half the people in the store burst out braying like donkeys (but only because of the "absurdity", wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
    How do you feel?
    Probably like a giant spotlight's suddenly been turned on you.
    Everybody's eyeballing you to see what your reaction will be.
    You don't know what to do. Leave, certainly. But you've got to get to the door first, and it's a long, long walk, through all that braying and smirking.
    You're confused. Who all was in on this? All the braying jack-asses? Was this the work of one disturbed individual? If so, why the f' is everybody laughing? If you have your children with you, you're fluctuating between anger and fear. Should you complain to a manager? But whoever did this obviously works here. Would it do any good?

    Are you able to imagine that? Being the only white in a store full of blacks and having an announcement come over the intercom instructing all white people to leave the store?

    Well, if you can, congratulations. You have a good imagination.
    But you still don't know what black people in that store felt like, because in your imaginary scenario, you can still walk out of the offending store and blend effortlessly back into a nation- a culture, a society- where your race comprises not only the majority, but also the power structure.

    And that is not something a black person in this country can ever, ever do.


    Over react much?

    Jesus ****ing christ I'll be glad when people with your mindset are finally in the minority, instead of the rampant over reacting "get pissed about everything and take everything personally, and OMG HE SAID <insert race here>, I SHOULD BE PISSED AND FEARFUL!!!" Gimme a break. If people in the store got angry and fearful or humiliated (WTF?) over those couple of words, then they probably need to get out and socialize a bit more.
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post


    Over react much?

    Jesus ****ing christ I'll be glad when people with your mindset are finally in the minority, instead of the rampant over reacting "get pissed about everything and take everything personally, and OMG HE SAID <insert race here>, I SHOULD BE PISSED AND FEARFUL!!!" Gimme a break. If people in the store got angry and fearful over those couple of words, then they probably need to get out and socialize a bit more.
    Again, it's all their fault, right?
    First they were "the real racists"; now they're oversensitive, reclusive freaks who just need a tampon to dry their tears with.
    No doubt the perpetrator of this "prank" was merely trying to help them get over their "issues".
    He was merely trying to show them the absurdity of it all, so that everyone could put race behind them once and for all, link hands, and sing "Kumbaya".
    He probably deserves a congressional medal of honor for his efforts.
    Perhaps Walmart will promote him to CEO or something.
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Again, it's all their fault, right?
    First they were "the real racists"; now they're oversensitive, reclusive freaks who just need a tampon to dry their tears with.
    No doubt the perpetrator of this "prank" was merely trying to help them get over their "issues". He was trying to show them the absurdity of it all, so that we could all put race behind us once and for all, link hands, and sing "Kumbaya".
    He probably deserves a congressional medal of honor for his efforts.
    Perhaps Walmart will promote him to CEO or something.
    Again with the over-reacting. Gotta love it!

    Someday.... someday... this kind of over-reacting bull**** will be a distant memory.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Why is it ok that racism is funny to black people - it is a core area of humor and jokes for black standup comedians - but not to white people?
    You are trying to suggest this guy was on the same level as a comedian? Or are you just going completely of course for a reason?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Anecdotal evidence suggests that blacks are the most racist people out there.
    Anecdotal evidence as well as department of justice statistics would also suggest that white men are most likely to be child molesters, so what?

    So because you know some racist blacks, we all must be much more racist than anyone else?
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post

    And funny BECAUSE of its absurdity.

    Hitler had absurdly funny opinions about Jews.

    This is the absolute limit.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    This is the absolute limit.
    Explain.

    What is NOT absurdly funny (in a painful way) about Hitlers opinions of Jewish people?

    How am I wrong?
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Explain.

    What is NOT absurdly funny (in a painful way) about Hitlers opinions of Jewish people?

    How am I wrong?
    I'll let the Cap'n do that for me.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Explain.

    What is NOT absurdly funny (in a painful way) about Hitlers opinions of Jewish people?

    How am I wrong?
    The majority of people do not find the "absurdity" of Hitlers views on Jews funny in any way. People are not laughing at the absurdity. They are laughing at the reactions of the stunned people and the embarrassment they would have suffered.

    The absurdity thing is just a way to try and make themselves feel better. To not seem like the incredible ass holes we all can be.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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