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Downtown Duluth store’s ‘Black Sale’ offends MLK Day marchers
Duluth News Tribune ^ | January 21, 2014 | Peter Passi

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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Four years, nobody noticed. Until yesterday.
1 posted on 01/21/2014 7:40:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

does the one drop rule apply here?


2 posted on 01/21/2014 7:42:47 AM PST by MNDude
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To: DManA

Democrats must play the race card for the next two elections and Obama is the first to scream it and media sucks it up.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 7:43:25 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: DManA
Downtown Duluth store’s ‘Black Sale’ offends MLK Day marchers

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)

4 posted on 01/21/2014 7:44:36 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: DManA

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.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 7:46:15 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (Interesting)
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To: DManA

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


6 posted on 01/21/2014 7:46:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: DManA

I wonder if anyone was ever offended by a store holding a “white sale?” Folks are so sensitive these days.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 7:46:42 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m always hearing about people slipping on “black ice”; what’s the race of the ice got to do with anything?


8 posted on 01/21/2014 7:52:58 AM PST by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: DManA

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 7:53:09 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 7:55:08 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Darteaus94025

Could have been worse. They could have said 3/5ths off.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 8:00:26 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think your story takes the cake.

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


12 posted on 01/21/2014 8:01:09 AM PST by DManA
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 8:01:19 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: massgopguy

I’m gonna post that on the paper’s face book page.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 8:01:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: Darteaus94025

“Paper of Color’? That goes with “People of Color”.

Better to use ‘Non-White’, or perhaps “Undocumented Paper”?


15 posted on 01/21/2014 8:03:04 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Berosus

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


16 posted on 01/21/2014 8:04:40 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.”

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!


17 posted on 01/21/2014 8:07:19 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Corey Ohlis
slipping on “black ice”;

and falling into a "black hole"

18 posted on 01/21/2014 8:18:47 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: DManA; All

Why we need to stand up to the Black KKK...if we don’t we lose everything


19 posted on 01/21/2014 8:26:34 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: massgopguy

LOL good one


20 posted on 01/21/2014 8:27:35 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: DManA

They could appropriately have held a “red sale.”


21 posted on 01/21/2014 8:30:10 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did you think would happen?)
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To: DManA

Then “Black Friday” must go.

Don’t these people see how ridiculous and stupid they are?


22 posted on 01/21/2014 8:31:47 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
slipping on “black ice”;

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?

 

23 posted on 01/21/2014 8:43:22 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DManA
Here's another one, posted earlier, that had me in tears.
24 posted on 01/21/2014 8:54:23 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: from occupied ga
True story. I work part-time at Walmart in the connection center, but we help out with pretty much any dept. that is nearby. One day, I had a customer "of color" that wanted to purchase a piece of furniture that was black (probably a shelving unit, but not remembering exactly what it was now). So, as I'm loading the box onto a cart, the woman comments on the fact that she's offended that they would use the word "negro" on the box to describe the item. Given the fact that all of our packaging is now covered with Spanish language, I inform her that "negro" is the spanish word for "black". Her response? "I don't care, it's still offensive and they shouldn't use it!" At that point, I told her to take it up with the company that makes the product.
25 posted on 01/21/2014 9:13:10 AM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: MNDude

“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)?


26 posted on 01/21/2014 9:18:43 AM PST by jocon307
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To: DManA

Maybe they could have a “Everything in the back of the store is 60% off sale.”


27 posted on 01/21/2014 9:24:34 AM PST by petitfour
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
“Somebody once told me that it was racist to say “black coffee”:


28 posted on 01/21/2014 9:28:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DManA
Id have suspected that the likes of a jesse jackson would have offered the store owner a letter of commendation...?



SUCH an offensive sign it it!
29 posted on 01/21/2014 9:33:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“I Have a Dream.....Of Lower Prices!”


30 posted on 01/21/2014 9:33:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: massgopguy

I was thinking that it must have been a 40%-off sale. :=)


31 posted on 01/21/2014 9:36:07 AM PST by Bob
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To: massgopguy
They could have said 3/5ths off.

*applause!!*

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?)

32 posted on 01/21/2014 9:40:23 AM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: jocon307

Oh, I meant if the product has a drop of black on it.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 9:44:37 AM PST by MNDude
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To: dfwgator

RIte AWN!!!

I have a DREAM that Black Children and White Children will one day SHOP Side By SIde in ALL of AMericas Great Malls!!


34 posted on 01/21/2014 9:56:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: DManA; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL

But I want to know, is there a post-holiday discount today?


35 posted on 01/21/2014 9:56:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Was the sale a black tie-event?


36 posted on 01/21/2014 10:05:17 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I remember. Dallas city council is pathetic. Crooks too.


37 posted on 01/21/2014 10:46:41 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: massgopguy

Nobody under 50 would have caught the significance of 3/5.


38 posted on 01/21/2014 11:28:20 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: MNDude

“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!


39 posted on 01/21/2014 12:31:34 PM PST by jocon307
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