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    NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

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    CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- 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.
    When Hallmark was reached by phone, they said the card is all a misunderstanding. The card's theme is the solar system and emphasizes the power of the grad to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes.
    The card company says the card speaks about the power the grad will wield.
    "The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything," explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.
    But that's not what some people heard.
    "You hear the 'r' in there. 'Whores,' not, 'holes.' The 'r' is in there," said Minnie Hatley of the Los Angeles NAACP.
    Hallmark sent Eyewitness News a transcript of what the card says, but Hatley says that the actual audio raises questions.
    "It sounds like a group of children laughing and joking about blackness, again," said another NAACP member.
    Hallmark is now notifying all of its stores to pull the card. Walgreens and CVS are doing the same.
    "In any situation where there is a circumstance that we need to be sensitive to, we try to learn from that experience," said Doyal.
    However, NAACP members say they do not want to see the card on store shelves ever again.

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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Well that has to be one of the dumber things I have heard about today.
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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Completely ridiculous, fight for civil rights but find a real issue.

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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    I swear some people actually go around purposely trying to find things to be offended by. How dumb can you get, it's clearly not talking about black people.
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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I swear some people actually go around purposely trying to find things to be offended by. How dumb can you get, it's clearly not talking about black people.
    shut your black hole!

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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    I don't know about you guys, but I'd like to cross Beyonce's event horizon
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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Perhaps it is time for the NAACP to disband seeing how they are going after nonissues.
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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Perhaps a society called NAANCP should be formed simply to balance the outpourings of the NAACP.
    National Association for the Advancement of Non Colored People.

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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Oh my God it is Hallmark. The NCAAP is going after Hallmark. The one place that tries to sell good, kindness and thank you cards for a dollar. Stupidity at its best by the NCAAP with this move.

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    Re: NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh my God it is Hallmark. The NCAAP is going after Hallmark. The one place that tries to sell good, kindness and thank you cards for a dollar. Stupidity at its best by the NCAAP with this move.
    Hallmark makes up holidays to sell cheap, disingenuous crap to you at grossly inflated prices.

    I'd like to hear the card itself but it sounds to me like it's making a nerd joke, not a race joke.

    edit: Hey video started working. ROFL. People really do hear what they want to hear.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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