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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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What if someone would start a white movement to advance white interests? Racist?




posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Kettu

First why is this on Funny or Die?

Lots of take this-black politician leadership-lost brothers and sisters-reclaim black Friday, it never belonged to us.
Lots of racist views that would fly for about 10 seconds if it were white's pushing for the same thing.

This is a racist approach and is a dividing factor instead of recognizing black and white people want the same things.


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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
What if someone would start a white movement to advance white interests? Racist?


heck, you can be labeled racist for even suggesting such a thing.

Plus black Friday is not about white people or people in general. Its about corporate exploitation among ALL people, well as long as they got money to spend.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: Kettu


Lol.

That is all.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Kettu

So, black people are trying to make Black Friday about them.

Typical.

I don't want anymore politicians like Maxine Waters, Marion Barry, any black politician in Detroit, etc.

We need less politicians in general, they aren't worth what they are paid.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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YAY!

More focus on skin color and less on messages, a platform, ethics, values, character.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Merlynn

I don't think the average black/A-American cares about this swill.


I imagine almost all people realize black and white people that act as politicians are creeps. Politicians have a color all it's self, and it is green and comes from lobbyists.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

True enough.

However, how does this silliness help in combating/preventing racism? I submit it really doesn't.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Racism definitely exists in country. People just hate people because they are mean jerks.


Was there hate in the video?

Is this a good idea?

How can this go right? How can this go wrong?

And, could a video on Funny or Die be allowed to make the same insinuation that (fill in the race) is going to serve them better than the other race?

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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
What if someone would start a white movement to advance white interests? Racist?


You can't even post a sign that says being white is OK.

I've never said it aloud in fear of who might hear it.

I thought about putting something like that on a t-shirt, but I don't want to get beat up.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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If Black Friday "belongs" to black people, does that mean the White House belongs to whites?

Maybe Obama was a cultural appropriator.

Can only black people play blackjack?

This is very silly. Black Friday is just predatory corporate nonsense that turns the masses into ravenous consumerist zombies, and it will never be anything but that.

Especially not this racist drivel.
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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Merlynn

Oh let them have it. It's a stupid day focused on greed and gross materialism. If that's what they want to reclaim as theirs, let them.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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The true story behind Black Friday, however, is not as sunny as retailers might have you believe. Back in the 1950s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year. Not only would Philly cops not be able to take the day off, but they would have to work extra-long shifts dealing with the additional crowds and traffic. Shoplifters would also take advantage of the bedlam in stores to make off with merchandise, adding to the law enforcement headache.

By 1961, “Black Friday” had caught on in Philadelphia, to the extent that the city’s merchants and boosters tried unsuccessfully to change it to “Big Friday” in order to remove the negative connotations. The term didn’t spread to the rest of the country until much later, however, and as recently as 1985 it wasn’t in common use nationwide. Sometime in the late 1980s, however, retailers found a way to reinvent Black Friday and turn it into something that reflected positively, rather than negatively, on them and their customers. The result was the “red to black” concept of the holiday mentioned earlier, and the notion that the day after Thanksgiving marked the occasion when America’s stores finally turned a profit.

www.history.com...



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Merlynn

Oh let them have it. It's a stupid day focused on greed and gross materialism. If that's what they want to reclaim as theirs, let them.


No, I learned a long time ago you don't give in, don't let them butt in line, or accuse you of something you didn't do--it will come back to bite you, as it is now.

Thirteen percent of the population does not need 50% of the politicians/representation, which is what they are driving at. I don't want the whole US to turn into Detroit or Chicago. Asians are the most under represented, I don't hear any concern for them. They are never happy.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Merlynn

Oh I think you misunderstand me.

I meant let them appropriate a day long associated with gross materialism and rampant greed.

If that's the banner they want to associate themselves with ... let them have at.

Vote for us! We believe in Black Friday! Rampant greed and gross materialism! Mass store looting for all!



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I think you misunderstood them. They do not want people to go out and spend money at stores, but instead give money in support to finding "qualified black politicians". Saying it will make a difference.

That was their message.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: pirhanna

That's where you are incorrect...what you will have with ethnopolotics is the same crap we have with predominently white politicians...that is the inability to address issues that relate to a different class of people based on color...this is all a tit for tat game and the good ones are stuck in the middle from these attention whores that want to divide the races even more...



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Merlynn

I get that's what they want, but with the association with Black Friday, the counter ads sort of right themselves.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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But imagine what we could accomplish if we all decided to spend just a little less with retailers and gave something to support groups doing some amazing work like The Collective. 


At least with the retailers I am getting a product in return for my money. A product that I wish to give a family member because they are the one's that are truly their for me just like I am truly there for them.

Can I say that for "The Collective"?

I would like to give more to St Jude' s hospital, but unfortunately I do have to endure the winter with escalating bills that seem to be getting worse.

I'm good
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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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Skin color by itself is not a reason to elect anybody and I'm certainly not donating money to anyone who thinks it is. I mean seriously, donate money to help get people elected because of skin color regardless of policy?




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