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Hallmark Pulls Card After Complaints of Racial Slur

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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I JUST gave this card to a graduate. The kid is going to college to be an astrophysicist. I can't put up with any of this from anyone anymore. There are real racial issues in this country that need to be addressed. This is not one of them and it may hurt those with actual issues from being helped.
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AOL News (June 12) -- Hallmark has pulled one of its graduation cards off the shelves after the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People complained that it used racial stereotypes and contained an abusive slur aimed at black women.

The card's micro speaker has two Hallmark characters, Hoops and Yoyo, bantering about how the graduate is going to dominate the universe. They tell the planets to "watch your back" and issue a stern warning to "ominous" black holes.

That's where the NAACP got angry.

They say that the audio sounds more like "black whores," and that card is implying that black women are not as capable or as powerful as their white counterparts.



 

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[edit on Sun Jun 13 2010 by DontTreadOnMe]




posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 06:53 PM
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WOW does this mean they are going to pull Ice Cubes last CD.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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I saw this on LiveLeak and am thoroughly disgusted with the overall ignorance shown by even questioning the card, I can hardly stand it. If they can't understand a joke so obviously referring to a scientific reality in space, they need to turn off the tv and read a book. Surely they can find a better way to spend their time than listening to cards hoping for something to complain about. They should be ashamed of themselves. So should Hallmark for folding to these idiots.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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She's a black woman so she has to watch her back?

Sorry, Sweetheart. We ALL have to watch our backs this day and time.

You are not alone.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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More examples of bigotry from the NAACP. Personally, it wouldn't hurt me one bit if the government taxed that organization into oblivion. The NAACP is a darker KKK, end of story.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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Get a life you morons (NAACP).

If Hallmark wanted to say "whores" they would have said whores.

But they said holes.

Did they bother to even read the card?

This is ludicrous. I can't believe they could even TRY to make a racial issue out of this. They must have a real problem with being black since they think they're under attack by everyone. Including HALLMARK
!?!



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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And the Black culture wonders why they are falling apart. They degrade women everyday in song but a card that has nothing to do with them triggers racism to them.


Black need some real leaders. The majority of them make me sick.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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WOW.. these fools are grasping at straws here..

HEY.. WE HAVENT COMPLAINED ABOUT ANYTHING THIS MONTH YET..
we have to find something quick..

but seriously.. I have hearing issues.. ear problems from when I was a kid and loud stereos when I was a little older..

and I clearly hear HOLES...
wow.. just wow!



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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I can't stand the NAACP, they cry racism more times than I care to count.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by KATSUO
WOW.. these fools are grasping at straws here..

HEY.. WE HAVENT COMPLAINED ABOUT ANYTHING THIS MONTH YET..
we have to find something quick..

but seriously.. I have hearing issues.. ear problems from when I was a kid and loud stereos when I was a little older..

and I clearly hear HOLES...
wow.. just wow!


Agreed! Yet if a colored person goes on a rant about white people ie: Chris Rock it's considered comedy. I have absolutely no problem with people of other races my only issue is they need to stop being so damn sensitive!



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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This should only be demeaning to a woman who considers herself a whore. the card describes black holes(whores) as ominous, so why would any upstanding black female be legitimately offended by this?

Then again this is L.A. we're talking about, with all the talk of Illegal Immigrants perhaps the NAACP thought they weren't getting their fair shake of discrimination.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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Oh, now I want one of these cards... hack it to say "NAACP, you need to be sucked into a black 'hole'!"

lol silly.. NAACP exists just to yell 'racism!'. sad.

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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NAACP is jealous the ILLEGAL ALIENS are getting all the attention. Kids

I think I'll buy a couple of these cards to support Hallmark.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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LOL.

Reminds me of this...




posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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Wow.. Just shows how ignorant that guy is about science.

ALL these people hear is "Black" and get pissed. I guess we should ban the "B" word now.


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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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It is just amazing how these people consider this horsesh*t of a complaint as advancement. And yet, due to their lack of complaints, I guess rap music calling their race all sorts of degrading names not allowed on this board is A-OK. Just amazing.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Ah the NAACP, the pride of stupidity everywhere.

There was once a time in this country when the NAACP actually had a purpose. But in today's world, they do more harm than good. This is a perfect example of the harm this group causes.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Ah the NAACP, the pride of stupidity everywhere.

There was once a time in this country when the NAACP actually had a purpose. But in today's world, they do more harm than good. This is a perfect example of the harm this group causes.


I have noticed me and you don't always agree but your statement above, I must say one thing. That was beautiful man and exactly right.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:12 AM
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There is only one kind of black hole that they are familiar with. They are not educated enough to know about black holes that exist outside of the ghetto.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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www.foxnews.com...

The NAACP's day is done. All it does now is point the finger at whitey for hiring people that are qualified to do the job, instead of your average drug dealing thug from the hood "Who doesnt have a chance to get ahead". MoFo, please! Preach that crap to people that actually believe it. While you're at it, why don't you blame the real people responsible. BLAME YOURSELVES for making the black men and women of America think that they're victims not people. Slavery died over a hundred years ago and you're still holding on to it.


I imagine Reverand Al and Reverand Jessie will have something to say about this. You know, once they find their bullhorns.



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