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Adidas Releases New Slave Shoes with Shackles and All
Your Black World ^ | June 18, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins

Posted on 06/18/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August. JS Roundhouse Mids, are purple and gray, with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles. Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.

I laughed when I saw the shoes, because I already know how many people are going to say, “Boyce, why are you overreacting?” There is always a group of negroes who are more than happy to resubmit themselves to slavery. In fact, commercialized hip-hop culture teaches black men everything they need to know in order to guarantee their own self-destruction (stay high/drunk, carry a gun, sleep with every woman that moves, remain uneducated and waste your money). We follow instructions very well.

First, we get to watch black kids shoot one another over $200 Air Jordans that cost $12 to make. Then, we get to watch people stand in line for a week to buy a pair of Air Yeezys. Now, we get to watch black men willingly put shackles on their ankles because they think it’s cool to do so. This is even worse than when Red Bull held a basketball tournament where free men would play against one another at various prison locations around the country.

When I see the shoes, I also think about the ankle bracelets being worn by far too many men who are affected by the mass incarceration epidemic that the White House says nothing about. The black family has ripped itself apart because so many of our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons are locked away in prison, leaving their children vulnerable to all the horrible things that happen when the man of the house is not away. I am offended by these shoes because there is nothing funny about the prison industrial complex, which is the most genocidal thing to happen to the black family since slavery itself.

As they say, “an educated mind makes you unfit for slavery.” But Adidas, like Nike, understands that there are plenty of uneducated minds that are quite willing to go along with this kind of ridiculous stuff. You won’t see me or my kids wearing any of this stuff, and I hope your kids won’t either. Chains on our ankles are bad enough; but we must also get rid of the chain on our brains.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: blacks; fashion; napl; prison; shoes
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing screams “SLAVERY!” like plastic chains and rubber shackles.

Yo.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system

What planet is this guy from?
3 posted on 06/18/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Socialism comes with shackles too.

And some are only too willing to cast them on EVERYONE whether they want them or not.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Welfare is basically just another form of slavery.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years . . . I already know how many people are going to say, “Boyce, why are you overreacting?”

Why is he overreacting. The first 30 black slaves in North America arrived in 1619. That won't hit its 400th year for 7 more years. He's overreacting, and he's bad at math.

6 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: chrisser

The same history books that suppress the facts that white devils are the result of an African science experiment gone wrong. Back when men still had wings.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Pollster1

People are still sold into slavery in West Africa and black people in the West are largely silent.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: donhunt

Socialism is slavery to the State.

Only Marxists consider all property to be “theft”.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come on Hoss ,lets lighten up a bit,

Yeah: I agree shackles on tennis shoes is a bit stupid, However you description of the atrocities laid on slaves is a bit much.Few slaves experienced the strocities in this country that Christians today are experienceing in Muslim countries. In all the stories I have read of slave I don’t remember reading of beheadings mutilations and being blown to kingdomome by suicide bombers. I don’t remember reading of hand and arms being cut off, Those are the most horrific atrocities imaginable.

Yes some were beaten ,treated badly, raped and sold by their owners away from their families, but some were a part of the family they served.

I am not defending slavery in any form, but your description of the most horrific atrocities imaginable do not rivel Muslim atrocities going on today in Middle Eastern or countries where slavery still exists.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.

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11 posted on 06/18/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
repeat after me: I AM A VICTIM. I AM A VICTIM, I AM A VICTIM, I AM A VICTIM

There. Don't you feel better now?

12 posted on 06/18/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Venturer
Yes some were beaten ,treated badly, raped and sold by their owners away from their families, but some were a part of the family they served.

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Some slaves were part of the familiy they served?????????????

13 posted on 06/18/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable

This "Dr" has obviously never studied what life was like for his ancestors when they were slaves on the African sub-continent BEFORE they came to America. American's have never committed atrocities that can match what sub-Saharan black Africans have done, and continue to do to each other...

14 posted on 06/18/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

does the African version include a bottle of rum?


15 posted on 06/18/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...white devils are the result of an African science experiment gone wrong.”

Isn’t that Calyso Louie Farra-Con-Man’s wacko BS-religion crappola theory? Come in, ‘Mothership’...


16 posted on 06/18/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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17 posted on 06/18/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one is responsible except those who would dare wear something so ridiculous looking.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Hmmmm Lakers colors!


19 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:04 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: chrisser; a fool in paradise
"What planet is this guy from?"

It's the same planet where BOR, Hannity and Rush are Klansmen, college athletes and their families should be paid for playing in the NCAA (I guess a $100,000 college degree isn't enough) and in all probability that planet where there are Black engineered airplanes buried under the Sahara sands, the Pharoahs were all Negro, and Black people invented practically everything but had it stolen by White Devils.

He's all about social justice, dontchano?

And he's very, very angry about a lot of stuff that never happened to him or anyone he ever knew.

(And as another poster mentioned, he's not very angry at all about stuff that's really happening now.)
20 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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