Don’t just play the race card, give one.

by editor on June 7, 2010

Far be it from us to make generalizations, but based on the latest actions of the NAACP, one can only conclude that black skin is also very thin skin.

The organization has forced Hallmark to pull of those talking graduation cards. They claimed it was raaaaacist.

Hallmark was baffled by the complaint. They said the card’s theme was the solar system and was meant to emphasize the graduates’s ability to take on the universe, even something as powerful as black holes.

“The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything,” explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.

“And you black holes, you are so ominous,” the speaking card said. “Watch your back.”

“That was very demeaning to African American women,” intoned Leon Jenkins, a spokesman for the Los Angeles NAACP. “When it made reference to African American women as whores and at the end, it says ‘watch your back,’”.

“You hear the ‘r’ in there. ‘Whores,’ not, ‘holes.’ The ‘r’ is in there,” said Minnie Hatley, another Los Angeles NAACP rep.

“It sounds like a group of children laughing and joking about blackness, again,” said yet another paranoid NAACP member.

Naturally, Hallmark gave in and is pulling the card from all its stores.

Is it just us or is this vaguely reminiscent of the incident a few years ago when a school official got in trouble for using the world niggardly and the incident more recently when black groups complained that the day after <s>Christmas</s> Thanksgiving was referred to as Black Friday.

Lunacy. Absolute lunacy.

Source: ABC

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fedup June 13, 2010 at 5:38 am

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By the way…….this card has been on the market for 3 years…….yes 3 years…why the whining now???? I think there should be an internal investigation into why it took so long to discover this mockery of black women (insert sarcasm here)…perhaps a committee??? Maybe there should be some kind of retribution for this henious card…….maybe checks for every black American…..sounds like the NAACP should change their name to the NAAPCP…..National Association for the Advancement of Paranoid Colored People……

MichiganVet June 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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Hey Kimmy – I thought you were Filipino?

KimmyQueen June 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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Er… no

Why you though that?

MichiganVet June 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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Forgive me! I though you posted that once when someone inquired … heck, I’m over 60 and taking meds … :o )

KimmyQueen June 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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No. Never posted that. LOL.

Is alright. Maybe you mistook me with someone else.

*wonders if there are any black filipinos*

MichiganVet June 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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Thanks and again, my apologies for getting my facts mixed up!

KimmyQueen February 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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NP.

Stefn777 June 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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What amazes me is that a major corporation can be controlled by a bunch of idiots outside the company (idiots inside the company is another topic altogether). I would like to see ONE, just ONE corporation in this nation, have enough testicular fortitude to respond to these whinings with:
” !!!!!!NO!!!!!!!
HOW DARE YOU TRY TO CONTROL OUR COMPANY!!!!! IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT WE PUT OUT, YOU *DO NOT* HAVE TO BUY, USE, OR LOOK AT IT!!! GROW UP, GET RID OF YOUR YOUR KINDERGARDEN ATTITUDE AND GET A LIFE!!!!!”

SC June 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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Boy Howdy! Me too…

redabogado June 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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Stefn777, I am surprised you should say such, clear, thoughtful, observations. You obviously haven’t touched Kool Aid recently and not blinded by The One’s halo effects!! I suppose your leg has never tingled as well.

Kathy June 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm

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I think we can all agree that the NAACP does not speak for people of color…that NOW does not speak for woman etc….these groups speak for their own profit useing a political agenda to do it.
But to show how crazy things are…who would have ever thought that the NRA would be in bed with the Obam administration????? AHHHH where is my asprin?

B. Diamond October 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

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wow – paranoid, much? Or just making a mountain out of a black hole?

maybe they (black’s who got their undies in a bunch over htis) only hear what they been schooled by they own racist comedians etc. & not caring to be edumacated they can’thear black holes cuz they never herd of ‘em. Like they just too bizzy gettin bizzy & bitchin & pissin & moanin about how put upon they is & how unfair things is to get book learnin’…

maybe paranoid cuz smokin too much ganga?

MAYB# not paranoid at all but just needin to find something to make a fuss & feel all put upon, hey?

I din’t hear whores & i’ be extra sensitive if I thought that’s what they slammin on, cuz been there, done that!