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NAACP Demands End to Lotto Because It's Racist
Breitbart.com ^ | 06/27/2012 | KDAF-Dallas Unattributed

Posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

Juanita Wallace, the president of the NAACP Dallas Chapter: “It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

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TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: lotto; naacp; racism; taxonstupid
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Maybe it's the heat or the sun, but I dissolved into uncontrollable giggling when I read this.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Isn’t it racist to say that the Lotto has to be stopped because blacks are too dumb to understand the odds?


2 posted on 06/30/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Silentgypsy

it’s a interesting argument.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Silentgypsy

How much education do you need?


4 posted on 06/30/2012 10:53:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Silentgypsy

If they had paid attention in school, they would have learned a little bit about odds and percentages and other useless stuff.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 10:54:20 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Silentgypsy
“It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

I'm poor and I'm not dumb enough to waste my money on tickets.
6 posted on 06/30/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: American in Israel
Isn’t it racist to say that the Lotto has to be stopped because blacks are too dumb to understand the odds?

stupidity is color blind. and the lottery is a tax on stupidity.

(but i guess that just makes it "constitutional.")

7 posted on 06/30/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I blame the MENSA members running the cash registers. They’re like pushers outsmarting the po folk. LOL


8 posted on 06/30/2012 10:56:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: American in Israel
Isn’t it racist to say that the Lotto has to be stopped because blacks are too dumb to understand the odds?

Didn't they dumb-down the SAT score somewhat along these lines?

9 posted on 06/30/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Electile Dysfunction...inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president)
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To: Silentgypsy
I did too. The NAACP agitators are too stupid to detect when they've insulted the people they purport to protect; including themselves. It's absolutely rich!
10 posted on 06/30/2012 10:57:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Wallace

"it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go"

What was it they thought?


11 posted on 06/30/2012 10:58:03 AM PDT by I see my hands (As Islamists perpetrated 9/11 so SCOTUS perpetrated 6/28)
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To: all the best

I’m not sure what’s being taught in school.

We need to come up with a word for descriminating against the poor. We another “ism” so I suggest “poorism.”


12 posted on 06/30/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Might as well get it over with and declare God as a racist.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Silentgypsy

Perhaps what they want is that everyone who enters, wins.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Silentgypsy

So Indian gambling casinos are...


15 posted on 06/30/2012 10:59:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: Silentgypsy

The lottery isn’t racist but it does amount to a regressive tax. I voted against it and have never played it, and never will.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 11:00:22 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Maybe the racists at the NAACP landed the casino (vs. lottery) lobby contract.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Silentgypsy
Chief Justice Roberts has decided that the Lottery is valid inasmuch as it's nothing but a tax on the mathematically challenged.



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18 posted on 06/30/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: I see my hands

1) The Libertarian in me would suggest that the guvment’ has no business being in the lotto business. Money for schools? Yeah, right.

2) The Libertarian in me would suggest that ANYONE that wants to throw their money away should be free to do so.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Silentgypsy

Couldn’t the same be said of the Nigerian money scams? That the most likely victims are the poor, uneducated people excitedly seeing it as their “big break”? What’s your response to that, NAACP?


20 posted on 06/30/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: the invisib1e hand
...lottery is a tax on stupidity.

Somehow that tax ties in with the recent ∅Care ™ tax ruling.

21 posted on 06/30/2012 11:05:12 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Electile Dysfunction...inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president)
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To: Silentgypsy

Yeah, maybe we ought to just get rid of the State lotteries because they’re racist and all. Maybe we ought to go back to the daily undergound lottery, kept the bookies in business if nothing else. However the NAACP just may get a little upset when they remember what the “Pool” was called. But it wasn’t “racist”, because everybody played it.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 11:07:04 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Silentgypsy
Lotteries are for the mathematically-impaired.
23 posted on 06/30/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Stormdog

I remember working in a factory in the 70s, and there was a guy whose job title was “sweeper”. He carried a broom. But he also drove a purple Eldorado and everyone seemed to stop to talk to him every single day.

Come to find out he was the numbers runner for the factory, and took everyone’s bets every day. AND he had a second sweeping job at the airport where he did the same thing.

So, at least SOME people benefited from the numbers racket.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 11:12:42 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Silentgypsy

25 posted on 06/30/2012 11:13:03 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: babble-on

You remember what the pool was called....


26 posted on 06/30/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: HerrBlucher

Ironically, the people they’re referring to are probably responsible for getting lottery legislation passed.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Silentgypsy
NAACP Demands End to Lotto Because It's Racist

I DEMAND an end to the NAACP, because it is racist! I'm not colored and I take offense to being excluded!

28 posted on 06/30/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: Silentgypsy

The State should not be involved in any lottery in any way whatsoever.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 11:22:23 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Fast & Furious: Proof the Government should not have access to guns)
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To: Silentgypsy

The problem here is not the fault of the lottery but the fault of those leaders in the Black community who have indoctrinated their followers to believe that there’s a way to get rich without having to work for it.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 11:23:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Silentgypsy

The only thing I object to about the lotto is that it does not permit competition. The states maintain a monopoly on gambling.

Back in the evil 1980’s, Pennsylvania had a battle royal over the budget, and we passed the June 30 deadline without a budget, and Governor Thornburgh shut down the government. No checks went out after June 30.

My girlfriend was living in a neighborhood with a lot of welfare recipients who were not getting their checks. She said that they were complaining that the lottery fund was flush with cash (this was before they started paying for perscription drugs for seniors with low income out of lottery funds). They were whining that they should be getting some of the lottery fund money, because they were supporting the lottery. I told her that if they weren’t supporting the lottery, they wouldn’t need to get money from it.

I broke up with her a few weeks after that.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Silentgypsy
It has been well known since time immemorial that games of chance exploit the poor. That's why they have always run numbers in the slums and why failed cultures like in Latin America had national lotteries for generations before we degenerated to this low point.

Anyone who bets enough to make a difference in their personal finances is stupid and should stop doing it. But then not many people are poor because they are smart.

32 posted on 06/30/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Silentgypsy

Wow. What next? No more fried chicken, watermelon, 40 ouncers, afro sheen, high top sneakers, gold teeth, neck chain medallions, wearing your pants below your buttocks, rap music, basketball, football, and Tyler Perry movies? They need to rethink their own racist thinking.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT by Harley
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Like- really only dumb black as opposed to white, tan, yellow, green people don't play the lotto.

It's not racist - it's a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (aka the Joe Biden protection act.)

Just provide for a penaltytax ( SCt term art) for anyone not buying a lotto ticket Attach a receipt or proof of purchase to your tax return or pay a +++$ penaltytax.

34 posted on 06/30/2012 11:28:01 AM PDT by lag along
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To: Silentgypsy

A nation of victims.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 11:28:34 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Silentgypsy

Elections should be ended as well. Black people are going to be exploited by Barack Obama this fall and not to their benefit or beliefs.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 11:33:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Silentgypsy
“It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

The worst of it is for the most part, they didn't earn the money in the first place, someone else did and was tyrannically forced to give it to them to spend how they want to.

37 posted on 06/30/2012 11:35:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: HerrBlucher
The lottery isn’t racist but it does amount to a regressive tax. I voted against it and have never played it, and never will.

Here's one in your corner also.

38 posted on 06/30/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Silentgypsy
IMO...without a doubt Lotto, and the game cards, plus here in OK...the Indian Casino's are a tax on the poor, or low-income people.

But it's spread around on white, black, brown, and red people. Ha!!

39 posted on 06/30/2012 11:39:21 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Silentgypsy

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will no doubt agree with this.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 11:40:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Silentgypsy

The NBA lottery?


41 posted on 06/30/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: Silentgypsy

The lottery is a tax on stupidity. Good to know who those are.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 11:41:58 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: EGPWS
The worst of it is for the most part, they didn't earn the money in the first place,

I have heard this at 7-11

"Let me use this EBT card to buy a soda, candy bar, and bag of chips. Here is $10 I want a powerball, and some scratch tickets."

43 posted on 06/30/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: American in Israel

Yeah. And like, blacks didn’t gamble before the lottery. /s


44 posted on 06/30/2012 11:47:27 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Silentgypsy

Truthfully, lotteries do harm the poor. However, there might be a way around this, with a “faux lottery” that actually helps the poor.

States usually use lottery profits for some statewide program, like education. However, with some tailoring, lottery proceeds from poor neighborhoods might be skimmed off and used exclusively to improve those neighborhoods.

On the surface they would look like a normal lottery, but it could be used for all sorts of things that would directly benefit the people who lived there.

An example would be to set up a local farmer’s market, run by the locals, with artificially low prices for food.

But it would turn a ripoff into something good for the dimwits who play the lottery.


45 posted on 06/30/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Silentgypsy

So if these people bet on “Hope and Change” can we outlaw the candidate who promised that?


46 posted on 06/30/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Silentgypsy

Lotto is part of my retirement plan. I play it every week and am convinced that I’ll hit it big at least once before retirement age. /s


47 posted on 06/30/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: the invisib1e hand
and the lottery is a tax on stupidity

I'm sick of this. If you go in eyes open, knowing your chances of winning how is it a "tax on stupidity?"

Paying more for the same item at a grocery store that makes you feel more "comfortable" than the one across the street? That is a tax on stupidity.

48 posted on 06/30/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The stupidity of NAACP duplicity is astonishig. If we use this person’s reasoning then all planned barrenhood ‘clinics’ should be closed because too many blacks use them volutarily. But then, to this group of humans the slaughter of their posterity is justified by some magic thinking they use which I have yet to fathom.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 11:59:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: umgud

That makes as much sense as Social Security.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 12:03:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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