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green73
02-21-2013, 01:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2AO6pZDMI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2AO6pZDMI

A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive.

The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan's Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson.

"There are certain things that have been used to put down black people watermelon, fried chicken," he said.

Jason Nunez of the Bronx said, "Even if he's not the president, you're going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that."

cont
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/NATL-NY-COPY-Whole-Foods-Removes-Chicken-Ad-Featuring-Obama-192247711.html

VBRonPaulFan
02-21-2013, 01:02 PM
you know who else loves watermelon and fried chicken?

EVERYONE!

kathy88
02-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Oh FFS. To answer a thread here in the last week, "yes, all Libs do have brain damage."

AGRP
02-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Why is liking chicken or watermelon racist? Who doesn't like them?

cajuncocoa
02-21-2013, 01:08 PM
:rolleyes:

AGRP
02-21-2013, 01:12 PM
Get this...A white person and the white people around them created KFC! You know where else KFC is popular? Asia! Asians love KFC. Wait...could it be that everyone loves chicken?

HOLLYWOOD
02-21-2013, 01:16 PM
Sounds like free advertising for Whole Foods, they mentioned the price and the SALE. brilliant

If I lived there, I would bought some chicken, that's a very good price, but pussied-down America needs to grow some skin or get their brains examined.

If the watermelon was a good deal I would of bought that too... Want an awesome drink? ...try Watermelon mojitos

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1109/4731749797_f5ed15b652.jpg

evilfunnystuff
02-21-2013, 01:21 PM
"Who are the people that dont like chicken and watermelon, ain, t nothin wrong with me,if you don, t like chicken and watermelon there somethin wrong with you, that shit is delicious." _ Dave Chappelle

paulbot24
02-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Dumb...dumb...dumb...dumb....what about all the McDonald's commercials with Black people advertising their Chicken McNuggets? What a candy ass country.

Antischism
02-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Where did the stereotype that all black people are in love with fried chicken, watermelon and collard greens originate, anyway?

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7weh3czZr1ral7eeo1_1280.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7weaqwGax1ral7eeo1_1280.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7wdgzSiZe1ral7eeo1_1280.jpg

Ahh.

I think it's more of a southern stereotype, and many black slaves were originally in southern states. The stereotype is probably founded on the fact that southern slave-owners watched their slaves get excited and rejoice over watermelons or fried chicken especially, which was considered a more "high class" southern food at the time. Minstrel shows probably helped to popularize the stereotype as well.

Antischism
02-21-2013, 01:32 PM
That being said, people are way too PC and easy to overreact. That story is laughable.

Angel4Liberty
02-21-2013, 02:03 PM
I just wonder if the complainers ever stopped to realize that using Obama has nothing to do with race at all?! I mean, if it was about race, wouldn't any Black model do? And, are they using Obama to advertize the watermelon also, and thus lend credence to the racist claim? Maybe the meaning here has something to do with Obama's character and not his racial identity?

dannno
02-21-2013, 02:03 PM
I think at this point this is a topic that we can sit back and laugh at past stereotypes like this if it isn't done in an obviously demeaning way.

That said, if I managed that store I probably wouldn't have allowed it to be put up. Potentially bad for business (though they say any press is good press so who knows)

MoneyWhereMyMouthIs2
02-21-2013, 02:05 PM
I'm confused. Do tyrants like chicken or not? I'm pretty sure they love chickens.

mac_hine
02-21-2013, 02:11 PM
I don't think these people would have a problem with the ad. :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_-o7yx2Uy8

The dude with the dreads would probably consider them self hating blacks.

tasteless
02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
Obama fried chicken and pizza. This restaurant is in Harlem, I've passed by more times than I can count. Why is there an uproar over whole foods, but there was never an uproar over this place (that I am aware of)?

http://i.imgur.com/pZQkiNT.jpg

mac_hine
02-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Lew Rockwell recently interviewed John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods. It's definitely worth listening to.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lewrockwell-show/2013/02/19/349-heroic-spirit-of-business/

AGRP
02-21-2013, 02:31 PM
"Who are the people that dont like chicken and watermelon, ain, t nothin wrong with me,if you don, t like chicken and watermelon there somethin wrong with you, that shit is delicious." _ Dave Chappelle

Dave knows whats going on. My theory is that moronic issues like this are used to divide.

AGRP
02-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Where did the stereotype that all black people are in love with fried chicken, watermelon and collard greens originate, anyway?

I think it's more of a southern stereotype, and many black slaves were originally in southern states. The stereotype is probably founded on the fact that southern slave-owners watched their slaves get excited and rejoice over watermelons or fried chicken especially, which was considered a more "high class" southern food at the time. Minstrel shows probably helped to popularize the stereotype as well.

Because the southern slave owners didnt like fried chicken, collard greens, and watermelon themselves :rolleyes:

Antischism
02-21-2013, 02:47 PM
Because the southern slave owners didnt like fried chicken, collard greens, and watermelon themselves :rolleyes:

That's not what I was implying at all. I stated that those foods were very popular in the south, but that southern slave owners made fun of how excited their slaves would get when given watermelon as a treat or even fried chicken on rarer occasions. That coupled with how they were depicted in minstrel shows may have been what cemented the stereotype.

cajuncocoa
02-21-2013, 02:53 PM
According to Wikipedia:


In the United States, fried chicken has stereotypically been associated with African Americans. The reasons for this are various. Chicken dishes were popular among slaves before the Civil War, as chickens were generally the only animals slaves could raise on their own.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_chicken#Racial_stereotype


Stereotypical caricatures may depict African Americans as being inordinately fond of watermelon (along with fried chicken), to the point where some African Americans do not want to be seen in public eating watermelon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon#Cultural_references

green73
02-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Lew Rockwell recently interviewed John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods. It's definitely worth listening to.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lewrockwell-show/2013/02/19/349-heroic-spirit-of-business/

Fantastic interview!

Anti Federalist
02-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Oh well, since it's that kind of day...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0qoox2Ref1qm37qco1_250.gif

sailingaway
02-21-2013, 03:01 PM
cont
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/NATL-NY-COPY-Whole-Foods-Removes-Chicken-Ad-Featuring-Obama-192247711.html

talk about reaching. Either that, or those people really are so racist they think 'chicken= African American' every time they see one.

sailingaway
02-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Oh well, since it's that kind of day...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0qoox2Ref1qm37qco1_250.gif

OK, well that actually WOULD be racist, were it not a parody of liberals. Even so, not my favorite gif.

bunklocoempire
02-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Oh noes. Imma gonna uproar. :rolleyes:

Should I go on about housing/labor "discrimination", over-throwing a kingdom or internment camps? Nah. I'm just going to enjoy people and the food they bring to the table.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7-yv5tY_4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlTD_R3P2tw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4zGqEjiiAo

IMO an "Obama image" selling mayonnaise would've made a helluva lot more sense.

Natural Citizen
02-21-2013, 03:16 PM
How come something this dumb gets a reporter sent to see what's going on but we have billions being spent on targets printed in the form of white pregnant women, white kids and old white men for The Presidents mercinaries to practice shooting at and not a peep. Not one reporter asking white people what they think about it? huh? How come? Didn't see a single black person on the most recent order. Only white people with guns. As i said. Pregnant women, kids, seniors...all white and in typical settings. In their homes. On the playground...all sorts of domestic places where white people hang out.

Anti Federalist
02-21-2013, 04:20 PM
OK, well that actually WOULD be racist, were it not a parody of liberals. Even so, not my favorite gif.

Meh, racist, this, blarg, insensitive that.

Sick of it all myself, and no longer care about the panty wadders and hanky wringers.

Outside of each other, the biggest danger to "minorities" are the cops, the school/prison complex and civilian disarmament zones (aka "gun control" which, outside of the "drug war" and abortion on demand, you will not find a more racist philosophy currently in place.)

And I'm doing everything I can to change that.

Kodaddy
02-21-2013, 04:32 PM
If I remember correctly, Obama's mom was as white as my lily-white ass...

Anti Federalist
02-21-2013, 04:35 PM
If I remember correctly, Obama's mom was as white as my lily-white ass...

Though Crime.

You are reported.

FrancisMarion
02-21-2013, 04:47 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJj4XK9mmQ230pUz2EvbJgTr9cIfhw7 HkKemX7CiLE_-7Yn21Uug

green73
02-21-2013, 04:59 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJj4XK9mmQ230pUz2EvbJgTr9cIfhw7 HkKemX7CiLE_-7Yn21Uug

I wonder if that is racist in London.

sailingaway
02-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Meh, racist, this, blarg, insensitive that.

Sick of it all myself, and no longer care about the panty wadders and hanky wringers.

Outside of each other, the biggest danger to "minorities" are the cops, the school/prison complex and civilian disarmament zones (aka "gun control" which, outside of the "drug war" and abortion on demand, you will not find a more racist philosophy currently in place.)

And I'm doing everything I can to change that.

I understood why you posted it.

torchbearer
02-21-2013, 05:37 PM
you know who else loves watermelon and fried chicken?

EVERYONE!

I love both, deeply.

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-21-2013, 05:46 PM
you know who else loves watermelon and fried chicken?

EVERYONE!

Really? Follow me around the room then.

What are the colors of the rainbow? Black and white.
What is the prime root of four? Racism.
What is a racist dessert? How do you like the cheesecake?
What is more idiotic than the most stupid person on earth? Prejudice.
What did you think of the the Dna evidence of the trial? I think the DA was wrong.
What do you mean by saying DA? Uh, he is the District Attorney silly.

Anti Federalist
02-21-2013, 07:38 PM
I understood why you posted it.

I know...that was not directed at you...just a general remark.

satchelmcqueen
02-21-2013, 07:57 PM
oh my fucking god!!! and with that i leave you with this.....

"i didnt feel like cookin for my son..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct3iYjdVU0o

anaconda
02-21-2013, 08:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec0jAVexCJw

PaulConventionWV
02-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Really? Follow me around the room then.

What are the colors of the rainbow? Black and white.
What is the prime root of four? Racism.
What is a racist dessert? How do you like the cheesecake?
What is more idiotic than the most stupid person on earth? Prejudice.
What did you think of the the Dna evidence of the trial? I think the DA was wrong.
What do you mean by saying DA? Uh, he is the District Attorney silly.

What... the... fuck....

anaconda
02-21-2013, 08:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct3iYjdVU0o

She is certainly a passionate consumer advocate.

A little background on this story for others who, like me, missed this story when it came out..

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-05-08/living/oprah.kfc.coupon_1_kfc-coupon-craze-grilled-chicken?_s=PM:LIVING

anaconda
02-21-2013, 09:10 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJj4XK9mmQ230pUz2EvbJgTr9cIfhw7 HkKemX7CiLE_-7Yn21Uug

^This is a somewhat peculiar meme, since white men have won the gold medal in the high jump in 12 of the last 14 Olympics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06F5CcL7EA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhZonQoJBJI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcUet_leWUE

kcchiefs6465
02-21-2013, 09:58 PM
I will have to censor my stereotypical comments. Just realized how that post might come off.

The race card is played out. (and I would expect as much here) If you can't make your position known by either laughing at some of the bullshit stereotypes or by posting one even worse about the other race you really shouldn't be on the internet. :D

I am a white man. I love fried chicken. Grape koolaid mixes perfectly. And I eat watermelon every chance I get. Like this is some kind of grand mystery of a race supposedly having predispositions to chicken and watermelon. Quite frankly, I'd think you were weird if you didn't.

Oh, and in b4 hot topics.

otherone
02-21-2013, 10:21 PM
They could have had him on a sign selling Oreo's....

PaulConventionWV
02-22-2013, 07:43 AM
^This is a somewhat peculiar meme, since white men have won the gold medal in the high jump in 12 of the last 14 Olympics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06F5CcL7EA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhZonQoJBJI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcUet_leWUE

I guess it's an American thing. People in America watch basketball, not track & field. When's the last time you saw a white man win a dunk contest?

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-22-2013, 08:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec0jAVexCJw

Why does this video present the opinions of three young men with their heads up their asses instead of just one? Haven't they ever heard of Occam's razor? Just take the best example of a young man with his head up his ass and show it.

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-22-2013, 08:16 AM
What... the... fuck....

So? I assume you don't think the prime root of four is equal to racism then?

oyarde
02-22-2013, 12:18 PM
Fried chicken is in my opinion is associated with poverty, not people.Love it myself.Obummer used in an ad to sell anything though is ridiculous , he has spent the last four years trying to ensure you will not have the purchasing power to buy squat.

paulbot24
02-22-2013, 02:11 PM
How about Obama selling coconuts......from Hawaii? Like the ones he would find when he was a kid on vacation.

anaconda
02-22-2013, 02:28 PM
I guess it's an American thing. People in America watch basketball, not track & field. When's the last time you saw a white man win a dunk contest?

It appears to be mostly Europeans that win the high jump gold medal. And mostly eastern Europeans. The high jump is very popular in the United States and lots of African-Americans participate in it. But I agree with you - I wonder how many of the fellows that play in the NBA might be closet 7'10" high jumpers or even better, were they to make a dedicated effort with it. And, I also believe that any of these Euro high jumpers could dunk with the greatest of ease.

The thing is, African-American men, for example, have been an overwhelming force in the sprint events in track & field. As we see, some of these do find their way into the NFL, with varying degrees of success. But in cases where they do elect the NFL, their sprint careers are cut drastically short. The NBA may possibly be a very significant "high jump talent suck" from American high jump talent.

anaconda
02-22-2013, 02:30 PM
Why does this video present the opinions of three young men with their heads up their asses instead of just one? Haven't they ever heard of Occam's razor? Just take the best example of a young man with his head up his ass and show it.

I thought it was a bonus that the video was presented by dudes with their heads up their asses. It provided a nice contrast.

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-22-2013, 04:29 PM
I thought it was a bonus that the video was presented by dudes with their heads up their asses. It provided a nice contrast.

Indeed, it does demonstrate that literally anyone can look like they know something.

anaconda
02-22-2013, 04:49 PM
Indeed, it does demonstrate that literally anyone can look like they know something.

My perspective was somewhat different. To me, the video underscored their naivete, rather than obscuring it. But mostly I wanted to remind folks that the Whole Foods CEO is libertarian.

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-22-2013, 05:23 PM
My perspective was somewhat different. To me, the video underscored their naivete, rather than obscuring it. But mostly I wanted to remind folks that the Whole Foods CEO is libertarian.

What is most important are those aspects which, when highlighted, express our formal documents as fresh and new, whether that be the new order our Founders established within The Declaration of Independence, with this being the natural law they declared, or those laws they later established within The U.S. Constitution for the purpose of advancing that new order. A lie is being perpetrated today on the American people selling them a modern empty notion of hope and change in exchange for supposed ancient virtues contained within The Declaration of Independence and The U.S. Constitution.

tttppp
02-22-2013, 06:43 PM
I thought the Obamas were for healthier food. Maybe they should have asked permission before using Obama, but his wife has been talking about healthy food his whole term.

anaconda
02-22-2013, 07:09 PM
A lie is being perpetrated today on the American people selling them a modern empty notion of hope and change in exchange for supposed ancient virtues contained within The Declaration of Independence and The U.S. Constitution.

I do wonder, however, if many of these people are even cognizant of an "exchange?"

qh4dotcom
02-22-2013, 07:19 PM
I love this sign...too bad it's not displayed in every gun store in the country

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/536934_472253802828790_870634004_n.jpg

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-22-2013, 08:19 PM
I do wonder, however, if many of these people are even cognizant of an "exchange?"

These new-age sophists are trying to abolish our new order as an ancient one without having on hand an alternate order to replace it with. Martin Luther King had the same problem which is why he went to India to study the life of Mahatma Gandhi. He was looking for a political system other than a one devised by the white man.

oyarde
02-23-2013, 12:29 PM
These new-age sophists are trying to abolish our new order as an ancient one without having on hand an alternate order to replace it with. Martin Luther King had the same problem which is why he went to India to study the life of Mahatma Gandhi. He was looking for a political system other than a one devised by the white man.

There is the Iroquois Confederacy.

Warrior_of_Freedom
02-23-2013, 05:49 PM
Why are the local black people offended. They don't like chicken?

oyarde
02-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Why are the local black people offended. They don't like chicken?

I have no idea , I do not even consider Obummer black.

Seraphim
02-23-2013, 06:17 PM
White people like mayonaise.

**Cricket...Cricket***

oyarde
02-23-2013, 06:18 PM
White people like mayonaise.

**Cricket...Cricket***

Well , I prefer miracle whip .

alucard13mmfmj
02-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Seems to me only blacks and hispanics cry racism most of the time... Makes me sad.

Hell. I bet Obama likes Chicken. Obama probably eats only organic chicken (ones that are not pump full of hormones and antibiotics that the rest of us have to eat).

austin944
02-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Hell. I bet Obama likes Chicken.

You are correct, Sir:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYgZgxaPxy4

Chicken and waffles -- brilliant! Now I am really getting hungry.

http://s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/csi70twYrdW9xUv8PpJKJA/l.jpg

oyarde
02-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Is Roscoe's chicken any good ??

alucard13mmfmj
02-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Chicken and waffles -- brilliant! Now I am really getting hungry.

http://s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/csi70twYrdW9xUv8PpJKJA/l.jpg

Roscoes.. i've meant to try it.

That is also kinda racist.. Just cause Obama is black, he is associated with a waffle house =P

oyarde
02-23-2013, 08:32 PM
I do not like waffles, syrup etc , but that chicken looks good , I should get out of the bunker more often :)

austin944
02-23-2013, 09:35 PM
That is also kinda racist.. Just cause Obama is black, he is associated with a waffle house =P

But who are the people who automatically associate Obama with being black? It's those who complained about the Obama/chicken sign -- their first thought is to put Obama into a group based on an irrelevant physical feature. They can't see him as an individual.

I think this thread expresses a certain kind of frustration and ridicule at the idea of racial division. It makes about as much sense as dividing people by eye color.

Uncle Emanuel Watkins
02-24-2013, 12:25 AM
There is the Iroquois Confederacy.
And what new order would that be? Understand, the new order our Founders established originated out from Socrates. Social communism, an alternate political order, also came out of Socrates.
And good luck with that.