Skip to comments.Downtown Duluth store’s ‘Black Sale’ offends MLK Day marchers
Posted on 01/21/2014 7:40:38 AM PST by DManA
This was the fourth year in a row that Global Village had marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a sale and a sign in its Superior Street window proclaiming: 25 percent off everything black!
Rachel Mock, proprietor of the Duluth store, said she had received no complaints in the past, but this year proved a different story, thanks in large part to a social networking firestorm touched off by a Facebook post.
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does the one drop rule apply here?
Democrats must play the race card for the next two elections and Obama is the first to scream it and media sucks it up.
Everything offends them. They go around desperately searching for things to be offended by so as to maintain their false "victim" status. Nothing and no one carries bigger chips on their shoulders than the black segment of the population (or at least that fraction of it who voted for the turd in the white house)
Why has nobody ever protested about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving?
Somebody once told me that it was racist to say “black coffee”: Stunned, I wisecracked back, “what should I call it, African-American coffee?” And the reply was, “it’s natural coffee.” And this person was serious about all of this, no joke. To some, saying black in any context can be construed as.racist.
One dopes take on the All Black Merchandise Sale!:
A whole rainbow shook its head, he said, reflecting on the reaction.
This guy puts both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to shame.
Its a wonder they didnt SACK THE PLACE
I wonder if anyone was ever offended by a store holding a “white sale?” Folks are so sensitive these days.
I’m always hearing about people slipping on “black ice”; what’s the race of the ice got to do with anything?
You have got to love that a “progressive” gets caught up in the same garbage they dish out, and that is what this store owner is.
Coffee doesn’t have a race, and if it is offended it needs to speak for itself.
At work someone (guess their ethnicity) complained that one of the paper recycling bins was labeled “Colored Paper” and s/b labeled “Paper of Color”. Cry me a river.
Could have been worse. They could have said 3/5ths off.
I think your story takes the cake.
Years ago in college, my lib prof ‘corrected’ me when I used “chink in the armor”. The word chink’ has racist connotations, she says. Silence, then the entire class erupted in laughter.
I’m gonna post that on the paper’s face book page.
“Paper of Color’? That goes with “People of Color”.
Better to use ‘Non-White’, or perhaps “Undocumented Paper”?
hmmm now that you mention it I havent heard of Macys having any of its famous WHITE sales in some time.
it wasnt an African American SALE... ..oh well
“Somebody once told me that it was racist to say black coffee: Stunned, I wisecracked back, what should I call it, African-American coffee? And the reply was, its natural coffee. And this person was serious about all of this, no joke. To some, saying black in any context can be construed as, racist.”
I once had a black co-worker tell me that devil’s food cake is racist because it is black. Angel food cake, on the other hand, was also racist because it is WHITE! ROFL
I then asked him about bad things that were associated with darkness and the dead of night, he replied that that is also racist.
What can someone DO with such logic? It staggers the imagination!
and falling into a "black hole"
Why we need to stand up to the Black KKK...if we don’t we lose everything
LOL good one
They could appropriately have held a “red sale.”
Then “Black Friday” must go.
Don’t these people see how ridiculous and stupid they are?
and falling into a "black hole"
True story. A few years ago a Dallas city councilman heard the term "black hole" in a council meeting and went ape (bleep). He threw down the race card as fast as he could.
Isn't it amazing that a grown man - supposedly educated - could never have heard of a black hole?
“does the one drop rule apply here?”
No, no, it’s any THING black, not any ONE black.
I’m sorry, I think this was kind of a silly idea.
Do they do a green sale for St pat’s, etc (too lazy to think of other examples)?
Maybe they could have a “Everything in the back of the store is 60% off sale.”
“I Have a Dream.....Of Lower Prices!”
I was thinking that it must have been a 40%-off sale. :=)
And I love educating people on that "3/5 of a person thing" in the Constitution. The knee-jerk-offended victimology crowd love to point to this as an example of racism... and, of course, they are wrong, as always. It is the ANTI-slavery crowd (also known as the Republicans) that pushed for that 3/5 clause, because otherwise the Southern states could simply import enough of a population from Africa to get enough seats in Congress after the next Census to take control. It was done to HELP black sand to help END slavery, and the racist idiots today all are just SURE that it was meant to "diss" blacks. Morons.
(And speaking of morons allowing one political party to import millions of people in an effort to change the balance of power in Congress via the Census... could someone please have a sit-down with Mr Boehner?)
Oh, I meant if the product has a drop of black on it.
I have a DREAM that Black Children and White Children will one day SHOP Side By SIde in ALL of AMericas Great Malls!!
But I want to know, is there a post-holiday discount today?
Was the sale a black tie-event?
I remember. Dallas city council is pathetic. Crooks too.
Nobody under 50 would have caught the significance of 3/5.
“Oh, I meant if the product has a drop of black on it.”
Oh, I see, so like polka-dots or something. I wonder. I actually love prints with a black background, maybe I could get a bargain!