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"You Mad Bro" Sign Kicks Off High School Football Racism Controversy

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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reply to post by whyamIhere
 


so now "Bro" is racist?

how stupid can people be...




posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
It's border-line to even consider that unsportsmanlike. [ETA] Well, that's a huge sign (I just got the video to work) so I'll go along with bad sportsmanship, but not racial intimidation.


i'd go more along the lines of your initial thoughts on the matter.

if it were the team itself or cheerleaders doing so ... yes. very poor sportsmanship.

but 'some students and parents put up the sign' [as relayed in the 'news' video] ... meh. that's just people being people and opinions having *removed*



Originally posted by LadySkadi
Regardless, the message is easy enough to read and seems like nothing more than a bit of smack talk and Geez, that never happens at sports games, does it?


No doubt, but what's next?

That 'we got spirit yes we do. we got spirit , how bout you?' cheer being denounced as being considered too inimidating/taunting of the opposing team or cheerleaders,crowd?

sometimes :shk: , i swear ... ugh.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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bro is a term that was used in cali for years. Anybody remember the Bro culture ie Big trucks driving, flipped bill hats,black sock wearing,I'm a motorcycle hard hardarse and own anything made by stars and straps? Now if the sign said brother that would be a different story but it didn't



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by Partygirl
Perhaps they would prefer:
"Doth thy heart be bestirred with unsettling clouds of wrath, o male sibling of my hearth and home?"



Well said!


Odd how the NAACP can find time to complain about a sign at a high school football game, but can't find the time to comment on the various "beat whitey" flash mobs popping up around the country.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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This is reminiscent of when the term "black hole" was called racist by John Wiley Price. And now "bro" is racist. It won't be long before people have to drink their coffee "colorless". Or "can't you read that? It's right there in charcoal grey and white!" Or is "white" racist, too? I'm seeing a pattern here.

/TOA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Umm... black people don't even use the word "bro". As far as I'm concerned, that's a strictly white person word. In fact there is an entire sub-class of white people called "bros".



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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...imo, this issue is NOT about what the public thinks the phrase indicates...

...the only way we can really determine if it was racially motivated or not is to know the intent of the people who made the sign and displayed it... as far as i can find out, they arent talking about the incident...



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the great replies...


I blame the coaches and the parents.

Both sides lost a teachable moment.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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Eh, I don't think it's really racist or bad sports man ship. If the other team won I am sure they would have celebrated which is exactly what the winning team was doing.

I could see them crying racism if it said, "you mad son?" but not bro...



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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The things people get offended by just get more and more absurd as each day passes. For people who want a 'post-racial' society, they sure go out of their way to make a racial issue out of every little thing. This was just some fans in the bleachers, so I don't see how it's poor sportsmanship either. High school rival teams always taunt each other with things like that...it's all in good fun. Grow some thicker skin, people.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Oh, sweet Lord of Hell - it couldn't be less racist if it tried.
Doesn't the NAACP have actual cases of racism to investigate!?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me how quick some are to play the race card.

Funny thing is I have heard the term, "Bro" more often than not used by white males in reference to other white males



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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Seems the real problem is when the media and news etc fall over and pander to the racist whims of divisive crap stirring groups like the naacp which should not be given the time of day or given any level of credibility.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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Really Black people? Really!
GROW THE HELL UP!

The typical race card bull ****. You can't just take a phrase or word and deem it racist because it hurt your feelings. This isn't even news worthy.

Was their any white people on the loosing team?
What about blacks on the winning team?

Alltogether this ball of drama consists of sore losers, bad sportmanship, and white hating black people!



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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Yea those guys are pretty darn white huh bro?

I see that all the time playing computer games, I don't know why but...that's where I know it from.

No racism, just over-sensitive people.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Partygirl


Perhaps they would prefer:
"Doth thy heart be bestirred with unsettling clouds of wrath, o male sibling of my hearth and home?"

Partygirl,
Not mad.
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Brilliant!
I'm going to use that if you don't mind?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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To be fair, the banner displaying the phrase, ''you mad bro'', reads completely differently to its intended message of: ''are you mad, bro ?''.

Far be it from me to enter the realms of Grammar Nazism, but for those who are uninitiated in the world of internet slang and pop culture, then the unpunctuated phrase on the banner does come across as more hostile and insulting than the message which was intended to be conveyed.

Of course, either way, the suggestion of any racial connotation is absurd, and merely a symptom of cultural and social hypersensitivism.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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no one said "don't taze me bro?"


this is the most stupidist thing i ever heard of.


wtf is this place coming too?

i could have a case against the hit in the end zone at 1:25 or so.

holy crap!

eta; ya, racial hate crime, black on white.

gimme a break.
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maybe it's a generational thing but i call all my good friends and real brother, BRO!


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lol! flagged! i was right! it is a racial hate crime!!!!
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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ya the red team musta lost.

whaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

obaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmma!

wait, eric hoooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllddddddddddddeeeeerrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lol!

no, really, it is a shame this happens and no one will tell them "it's just a game!" and "bro" is

not like the word that certain people can say but not others in the US who has freedom of speech in this great country can by law.

yes, i said it, mexican!
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eta; they will get a prize anyway, i want a review of that hit in the end zone and the feds there for racial aggression if not a hate crime.

just picking up bad habits from our atheists friends.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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Poor sportsmanship yes, racism? Heck no. The NAACP has become an old, desperate and bigoted organization.
The local NAACP leader should be fired/kicked out for being a pathetic twit. The usage of "bro" is a guy thing, well more heavily used by either the stereotypical surfer type guy or Italian American guy's tend to use it a lot(atleast in this region).

If anything I think the football team should sue the NAACP for defamation of Character.



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