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Gingersnap
06-04-2010, 11:17 AM
NAACP calls Hallmark graduation card racist

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Miriam Hernandez

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- A graduation card sold at local stores has been pulled from shelves after a civil rights group raised concerns about the content. The group claims the card's micro-speaker plays a greeting that's racist.

It is a graduation greeting from Hallmark that says, "Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice."

Members of the Los Angeles NAACP did take notice. As characters known as "Hoops" and "Yoyo" banter on, African American leaders hear offensive language.

"And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back," the card vocalizes.

"That was very demeaning to African American women. When it made reference to African American women as whores and at the end, it says 'watch your back,'" said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.

When Hallmark was reached by phone, they said the card is all a misunderstanding. The card's theme is the solar system and emphasizes the power of the grad to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes.

The card company says the card speaks about the power the grad will wield.

"The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything," explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.

But that's not what some people heard.

"You hear the 'r' in there. 'Whores,' not, 'holes.' The 'r' is in there," said Minnie Hatley of the Los Angeles NAACP.

Hallmark sent Eyewitness News a transcript of what the card says, but Hatley says that the actual audio raises questions.

"It sounds like a group of children laughing and joking about blackness, again," said another NAACP member.

You can hear the card at the link. This card has been sold for 3 years. Visually, the card uses imagery such as planets, comets, etc. It's freaking obviously about the solar system and how the grad can now take over the universe.

Minorities who protest things based on a woeful lack of education coupled with a strong desire to prop up racism don't make themselves look like good guys. That an organization like the NAACP is unable to distinguish between nonracial celestial humor and a comment about black prostitutes is both sad and laughable.

ABC Local (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7475737)

NJCardFan
06-04-2010, 12:29 PM
These people are beyond ridiculous. It clearly says "black holes". This is even worse than when they had a heart attack because a politician used the term niggardly. These people really need to get a life.

But I wonder why the NAACP has never spoken out against gangsta rap?

Rebel Yell
06-04-2010, 12:32 PM
These people are beyond ridiculous. It clearly says "black holes". This is even worse than when they had a heart attack because a politician used the term niggardly. These people really need to get a life.

But I wonder why the NAACP has never spoken out against gangsta rap?

Shiiiit, Nigga please. You know better than that.

lacarnut
06-04-2010, 12:49 PM
Shiiiit, Nigga please. You know better than that.

Don't you know the man is keeping blacks down. Just ask Jessie and grease-ball Al. Just one more incident by the NAACP to stir up shit; gotta keep those contributions rolling in. :eek:

FlaGator
06-04-2010, 01:07 PM
These people are beyond ridiculous. It clearly says "black holes". This is even worse than when they had a heart attack because a politician used the term niggardly. These people really need to get a life.

But I wonder why the NAACP has never spoken out against gangsta rap?

Actually it was the white people that had a fit over that, trying to anticipate the blacks having a fit over it. But it gets better. After David Howard resigned, Mayor Anthony Williams was accused of accepting Howard's resignation so quickly because Howard was gay. The various gay and lesbian action groups through a fit. May blacks where upset with Williams because they though he hired too many whites and that the Mayor should have just replaced him with a black person. All in all it was one of the most amusing examples of PCism ever. Whites trying to be offended for blacks, gays pissed off because a gay guys resignation was accepted and a bunch of blacks made over to many white in the mayor's administration... :rolleyes:

Where's something from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm) about it.

lacarnut
06-04-2010, 02:29 PM
Actually it was the white people that had a fit over that, trying to anticipate the blacks having a fit over it. But it gets better. After David Howard resigned, Mayor Anthony Williams was accused of accepting Howard's resignation so quickly because Howard was gay. The various gay and lesbian action groups through a fit. May blacks where upset with Williams because they though he hired too many whites and that the Mayor should have just replaced him with a black person. All in all it was one of the most amusing examples of PCism ever. Whites trying to be offended for blacks, gays pissed off because a gay guys resignation was accepted and a bunch of blacks made over to many white in the mayor's administration... :rolleyes:

Where's something from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm) about it.

Between nigga politicians, fags, white apologists and wiggers, they never miss an opportunity to scream racism.

enslaved1
06-05-2010, 12:10 AM
I would like to think that real racisim is so dead and buried that these sorry excuses are the best things the race pimps can come up with. Unfortunately, that isn't true, so it must be a matter of the gasoline can and torch bearers don't have the backbone or the integrity to look for genuine racist incidents to lambast.

PoliCon
06-05-2010, 12:16 AM
WTF. Clean da wax out ya earz's fo.

NJCardFan
06-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Seriously though. These assholes are offended at something that is not only being ignorantly perceived but you never hear them complaining about lyrics such as this which is called Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It:


[Intro:]
Blame me

[Chorus 1:]
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow flow flow
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow
It's R.A.W R.A.W

[Verse 1:]
You lookin' at the grand wizard war lord vocal chord so vicious
And I don't have to show riches to pull up pull off with some bad bitches
And it ain't about chivalry
It's about dope lyrics and delivery
It's about my persona ain't nothing like a man that can do wha he wanna
Ain't nothing like man on that you knew on the cornna
See 'em come up and fuck up the owna
See 'em throw up westside California
Nigga I'm hot as phoenix Arizona
I'm utah I got multiple bitches
It's a new law keep a hold of yo riches
Dumb nigga don't spend it as soon as you get it and recognize I'm a captain you a lieutenant

[Chorus 2:]
I can say what I want to say ain't nohin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nigga ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
I can act like an animal ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I eat you like a cannibal ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it

[Verse 2:]
I'm raw as a dirty needle
Choke an eagle
Just to feed all my people
Lyrically I'm so lethal
Plant thoughts in they mind just to defeat you
Ice Cube is a saga ya spit saliva
And I spit lava
I got the fearless flow
Don't get near this ho
If you sacred to go
I keep it gangsta and why should I change that fuck all you muthafukas tryin' to change rap (Say what, say what?)
But aren't you the same cat that sat back when they brought cocaine back (Say what, say what?)
I'm tryin' to get me a may back how you muthafukas gonna tell me don't say that
You the ones that we learned it from I heard nigga back in 1971

[Chorus 3:]
So if I act like a pimp ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I call you a nappy headed hoe ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I shoot up your college ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I rob you of knowledge ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it

[Verse 3:]
Thank God when I bless the mic
You finally get to hear the shit that you like
A nigga talkin' 'bout real life so you can try to get this shit right
Use your brain not your back use your brain not a gat
It's a party not a jack(for real)
Don't be scared of them people
Walk up in there and show them that you equal(fuck them, fuck them)
And don't be material a nigga grew up on milk and cereal
I never forgot vaness and imperial
Look at my life Ice Cube is a miracle
It could be you if you was this lyrical
It could be her if she was this spritual
Cause me and allah go back like cronies
I ain't got to be fake cause he is my homie

[Chorus 4:]
If I sell a little crack ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I die in Iraq ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I take you for granted ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I fuck up the planet ain't nothin' to it gangsta rap made me do it

[Chorus 1:]
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow flow flow
You niggas know my pyrocalstic flow
It's R.A.W R.A.W

[Outro:]
Oh yeah and anotha thing for all ya niggas that don't do gangsta rap
Don't get on tv talkin' about gangsta rap
Cause 9 times at of 10 you don't know the fuck you 're talkin' about
Talk about that bullshit rap you do
And stay the fuck out of mines



I lost count the amount of "niggas" that is in this drivel.

Elspeth
06-06-2010, 09:33 PM
It says "BLACK HOLES"

I think activists of all stripes must avoid science classes like the plague.

MrsSmith
06-06-2010, 10:39 PM
I guess we'll have to start calling black holes by a different name...maybe really-dark-gray holes, or the-absence-of-light holes


:rolleyes:

Big Guy
06-06-2010, 10:42 PM
I guess we'll have to start calling black holes by a different name...maybe really-dark-gray holes, or the-absence-of-light holes


:rolleyes:

Pigment deficient holes? :D

PoliCon
06-07-2010, 01:04 AM
When race hustling is the purpose of your existence - you're gonna find racism in everything and anything.

NJCardFan
06-07-2010, 11:45 AM
When race hustling is the purpose of your existence - you're gonna find racism in everything and anything.

The funny thing is that by what logical purpose would Hallmark have by allowing such a card to be produced if it was that clear cut? Also, these idiots are adamant that the 'R' is prominent. Wouldn't their argument hold more merit if they claimed it says black ho's?