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50 Cent Sees 'No Black People' At Daytona 500
Yahoo Sports ^ | February 24, 2013

Posted on 02/24/2013 11:43:35 AM PST by Steelfish

50 Cent Sees 'No Black People' At Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Give NASCAR credit for this, the racing circuit continues to attempt to diversify its fan base.

Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson signs autographs prior to the Daytona 500. (Getty Images)

This year, in a continued effort to show racing fast cars should appeal to more than just its traditionally white fan base, the circuit brought in African American celebrities such as recording artists 50 Cent and T.I. and future Hall of Fame NFL star Ray Lewis to the Daytona 500. It's a long way from the traditional slate of country singers.

Yet even with the best intentions, the intended message may not be getting out.

"Damn, I don't see no black people lol," 50 Cent tweeted Sunday after arriving at Daytona International Speedway.

That was about the last message NASCAR was hoping to have hammered home to 50 Cent's nearly eight million followers.

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1 posted on 02/24/2013 11:43:42 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Are Black people not allowed to buy tickets? If there is nothing preventing Blacks from buying tickets, then this idiot needs to STFU.

BTW, how does a diverse fan base make the sport better?


2 posted on 02/24/2013 11:46:46 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Steelfish

Blinding Flash of the Obvious there, Curtis. There aren’t many white people at the Bayou Classic, either. Different Strokes.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 11:48:36 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Steelfish
I don’t see any white people on the NBA benches.Blatant discrimination against the 75% white majority...or just the result of your basic meritocracy?
4 posted on 02/24/2013 11:49:23 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Steelfish
What, are you trying to imply that they were screening them out? IT IS CALLED PERSONAL CHOICE! We will now see: a) Demands a huge wad of cash is given up by NASCAR to put recruitment of black kids in the schools, b) a government program full of petty beuracrats to monitor the situation and c) amnesty for Jessie Jackson Jr., because NASCAR was behind entrapping him.

Guys, there are very few Hindus in the Memphis BBQ Shack; how is that MY problem?

5 posted on 02/24/2013 11:49:35 AM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: Steelfish
"Damn, I don't see no black people lol," 50 Cent tweeted Sunday after arriving at Daytona International Speedway. That was about the last message NASCAR was hoping to have hammered home to 50 Cent's nearly eight million followers.

What genius at NASCAR made the decision to hire this animal?

What a waste of money.

6 posted on 02/24/2013 11:50:38 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Steelfish

No white members in the Congressional Black Caucus. Just saying.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 11:50:56 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Steelfish

Dont see a lot of white people at the BET awards either.

I love pointless observations too, Fidity Cent!


8 posted on 02/24/2013 11:51:20 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Steelfish

Well they aren’t missing much...watching funny-looking cars covered with advertisements going round and round in circles for about four hours. I’d rather take the wife shopping. At least I’ll get to see some good looking women at the mall. (Men wear sunglasses at the mall for a reason.)


9 posted on 02/24/2013 11:51:42 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Steelfish

Does this mean we’re having an early spring?


10 posted on 02/24/2013 11:51:59 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Charles Martel

WHAT? Can white people not buy tickets to the Bayou Classic? LOL! If you are not interested in something then you don’t buy tickets to it and dang if I’d be forced to go to the 500 just for equality purposes. I meant the Bayou Classic. Or something.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Steelfish

50 Cent likes the old 50s and 60s and 70s American cars. The guy is one of the better rappers who has gotten himself into some pretty good business deals. He made 100 million on Vitamin Water


12 posted on 02/24/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Steelfish

NASCAR hired Ray Lewis.

That’s typical.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 11:52:39 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Steelfish

Yeah I saw the Fiddy Cent dude kissin on a reluctant Erin Andrews . and he sizes up her back side too. Keepin it classy. I think Black people should get into nascar hell there pretty good drivers when the po po is chasing them


14 posted on 02/24/2013 11:53:08 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Steelfish

All they gotta do is change NASCAR rules to require the drivers to dribble a basketball while racing.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 11:54:22 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Steelfish

Of course there’s no black people at the Daytona 500. There’s legions of hooded KKK at all entrances with crosses burning and there’s been a month long media campaign warning black people not to attend.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 11:54:52 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Steelfish
Then maybe he should sponsor a car and try to change things instead of just complaining about it?

-PJ

17 posted on 02/24/2013 11:55:51 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Steelfish

Baby steps, Fhedee. Women have just punched their ticket. Nascar don’t roll with Caddys or Landrovers with shag carpet within just yet.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 11:55:51 AM PST by deadrock
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To: Steelfish
"Damn, I don't see no black people lol," 50 Cent tweeted Sunday after arriving at Daytona International Speedway.

Would there be if someone started running Caddies, Mercedes or Chrysler 300s?

19 posted on 02/24/2013 11:56:03 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Steelfish

What? No NASCAR muslim outreach?


20 posted on 02/24/2013 11:56:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

Barry the Kenyan needs to start busing “black folk” to NASCAR races. They’d be welcome whether 50 cents and his government forced them to go or not. On the other hand, I’m not going to any damn hip hop concerts. That stuff is BS.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 11:56:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Paladin2
Who wants to watch a race with 43 car bombs? How many laps would that race last?

-PJ

22 posted on 02/24/2013 11:57:47 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Steelfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIh8V0oAN2s

By the way he reacted to Erin Andrews with that awkward attempt at kiss, he wasn’t looking for black people...


23 posted on 02/24/2013 11:57:59 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Steelfish

1. Why didn’t any black people go to the nascar event?

2. Who cares who is there?

3. So what?

4. Why is this something to say “Damn” about?

5. Is it important that they are there, or is it important that “half-a-buck” SEES that some are there so he for some reason, feels better?


24 posted on 02/24/2013 12:01:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Why, our diversity is our strength of course!

Didn’t you read the MLK speech about how he dreamed of a day when a man was judged not by the color of his skin but by the content of his...

OK that was a bad example.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 12:01:34 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Steelfish
I googled "Daytona 500 African-Americans" and got this:

Anyway, that's the thing about modernity and freedom. Events and activities are open to everybody, but not everybody goes in for the same things to the same degree.

You have the opportunity to drive at Daytona or sing at the Met or play at Carnegie Hall or the Superbowl if you're good enough, but you don't get a guarantee that everybody in the audience is going to share your own exact skin tone.

26 posted on 02/24/2013 12:02:50 PM PST by x
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To: dennisw

He’s one of the ‘better’ rappers, huh? Here’s some lyrics I just looked up from a song named ‘Heat’:

Aye you want some of this ****”
“No, I don’t want that ****”
“I don’t give a ****, I don’t play that ****”
“And I’m fin’nin to buss a cap in a *****”
“Man shut the **** up”
“Whoa slow down, slow down, slow down”
“You see that brick house right there”
“That’s the ***** crib when he come out you gotta tighten his *** up”
“I’ma get in the other car”
“Alright” (a car revs up)

[Chorus: 50 Cent]
If there’s beef, **** it and dump it, the drama really means nothing
To me I’ll ride by and blow ya brains out (brains out)
There’s no time to **** it, no way you can stop it
When *****s run up on you wit them things out (things out)
I do what I gotta do I don’t care I if get caught
The DA can play this **********ing tape in court
I’ll kill you - I ain’t playing, hear what I’m saying, homie I ain’t playing
Catch you slipping, I’ma kill you, I ain’t playing, hear what I’m saying,
Homie I ain’t playing
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Thanks for assuring me that everything I thought about rap and those who like it is correct.


27 posted on 02/24/2013 12:03:20 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Steelfish

And I would assume Mr.(no)Cents wouldn’t see many whites at one of his crappy concerts. Get over it.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 12:03:49 PM PST by South40
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To: dennisw

“The guy is one of the better rappers who has gotten himself into some pretty good business deals. He made 100 million on Vitamin Water”

I think he does a lot of charity work and donates to some fairly worthy causes, too.


29 posted on 02/24/2013 12:04:44 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Steelfish

Well, it’s obvious that the government needs to shut down NASCAR events until the proper percentage of black people want to watch races. While they’re at it not enough black people attend operas and Beethoven concerts, shut them all down!


30 posted on 02/24/2013 12:06:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish
50 Cent seems to have delusions of Grandeur..
may only be worth a Dime.

31 posted on 02/24/2013 12:09:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Steelfish

Why would that even make a difference if you are not a racist...just sayin’!


32 posted on 02/24/2013 12:09:34 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder how many white people he sees at the dog fights?


33 posted on 02/24/2013 12:10:34 PM PST by tje
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To: Cowboy Bob

Has there ever been a gang banger shooting at a NASCAR event?

Like we now see on the Vegas strip.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 12:12:25 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. I predict FR will hate GOP Candidates for 2016 because of his shoes.)
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To: Steelfish

Interesting.

fiddy scent doan consider himsef tubee black...


35 posted on 02/24/2013 12:18:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Steelfish

Fiddy Sent can cram it.

No one is stopped from being at NASCAR because of the pigmentation of their skin.

Man, these people who say “skin color doesn’t matter” sure do get OBSESSED with skin color, don’t they?


36 posted on 02/24/2013 12:18:48 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, and I don’t see any white people at the local social services recruitment office.


37 posted on 02/24/2013 12:19:44 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Steelfish; All

BTW, I am not watching the race today...my time spending hours watching NASCAR went out the window when they started sucking up to the Assclown currently occupying the Oval Office.

They had his beard and Biden’s wife do the call at Homestead a couple of years ago, and that was the last straw.

I’ll watch occasionally now, but I’m done with being a big fan. NASCAR turned me off with their political correctness.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 12:22:13 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

So what?


39 posted on 02/24/2013 12:23:39 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Steelfish
Self-selection and free association are not a violation of anyone's rights. There are lots of ethnic events where no Caucasians attend either. Hey, ITS A FREE COUNTRY, isn't it?
40 posted on 02/24/2013 12:24:27 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Steelfish
Few blacks go to tennis and golf matches, fewer still on ski slopes.

It's not the sport or the sport fans preventing them but merely their lack of interest in those particular sports.

41 posted on 02/24/2013 12:31:05 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: deweyfrank

Haven’t spewed a drink due to laughing in a while. Thanks!


42 posted on 02/24/2013 12:31:40 PM PST by Textide
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To: Steelfish
so what... the only reason he's there, is because he's PAID TO BE THERE!!!
43 posted on 02/24/2013 12:32:17 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Steelfish

50 Cent seems to have delusions of Grandeur..
may only be worth a Dime.


44 posted on 02/24/2013 12:32:44 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Steelfish

I recall in 2006 when the NBC Dateline program sent some people in muslim garb to a NASCAR race in Texas, along with a film crew to document the race fans reaction to their presence. They were of course expecting a lynching or at least a beating, but the “rednecks” didn’t give them a second look.


45 posted on 02/24/2013 12:34:50 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Steelfish

Typical racist. Just sees skin color. What a dope.


46 posted on 02/24/2013 12:35:20 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Forget NASCAR....plenty of the “brothers” in the pits and the starting line at NHRA drag races.


47 posted on 02/24/2013 12:37:26 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: hosepipe

There would be more black fans at NASCAR events if there were more black drivers. Anyone know why there aren’t any?


48 posted on 02/24/2013 12:38:52 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

ANSWER: They don’t have the balls.


49 posted on 02/24/2013 12:40:17 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Steelfish

Not many shootings, knifings ,robbing, and rapings there either.


50 posted on 02/24/2013 12:42:01 PM PST by Venturer
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