Saturday, 27 July 2019

Someone felt we needed black rag dolls to beat up to relieve our stress

quote [ In the instructions, buyers are told to take the black rag dolls — which come with red, green, black and yellow hair made of yarn, styled in dreadlocks — and “find a wall to slam” them against. ]

I guess it was intended for the southern market and just misrouted.

If they'd offered multiple colors I could see it as just an unfortunate implication. But it seems they only come in black.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by the circus@3:10pmGMT]

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7 said @ 8:44pm GMT on 27th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
"I guess it was intended for the southern market..."

Because there's no racism anywhere else and southerners are all racist.

I'll never understand why people think it's okay to lump all southerners together when pointing fingers at racists. It doesn't invalidate the point that racism is bad, but it points to a similar type of discriminatory thinking on the part of the person making the comment.
Dienes said @ 12:57pm GMT on 28th Jul [Score:1 Good]
I think of it more as a cultural statement than "literally everyone in the south is racist." The southern states have a history that, while short, is densely packed with subjugation and slavery of minorities, and the effects of that slavery still echo in its culture and social structure today. For example, there is significantly more opposition to interracial marriage in the southern states than in the northern states.

Even if you think black people are people, if you live in the south and are white, you likely still benefit from remnants of this history/culture in some way.

Its also worth nothing that "From the southern US" is neither a protected class nor a vulnerable population.
7 said @ 9:01pm GMT on 28th Jul
Okay, so even if we accept the notion that it’s okay to stereotype all southerners because of the history of the region and prevailing political views, does that excuse all other regions of any racism? (Not really looking for an answer there.)

I really think the joy in pointing the finger at the south really derives from pointing the finger anywhere else but here. It’s a form of denial. Come up with whatever excuse you want, you’re still guilty of a similar type of divisive thinking as those you are attempting to deride.

The South is not a culture, it’s a region. You need to come up with better labeling.

I don’t enjoy this type of conversation. I’m not trying to win an argument or piss anyone off, I’m trying to enlighten but failing. It’s wasted words, so I’m done with this. Peace.
Dienes said[2] @ 11:31pm GMT on 28th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
"Southern" is an adjective that can be applied to many things. Its just as much a region as it is a culture. You need to come up with better arguments.

I really think the joy in pointing the finger at semantics and whaddaboutism really derives from refusing to accept criticism of any kind. Its a form of denial.

Edit: The "I'm not looking for a conversation or argument, I just want my opinion accepted as enlightenment without reservation" is exceptionally entitled.
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0000 said @ 1:08am GMT on 29th Jul [Score:-3 Troll]
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rylex said @ 11:37pm GMT on 28th Jul
quick question. your skin is which tone??
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:33pm GMT on 31st Jul
Dial tone.
rylex said @ 9:38pm GMT on 31st Jul
so creamy off white then
foobar said @ 3:26pm GMT on 31st Jul
You guys still have all those monuments to the terrorists who tried to stage a coup so they could own black people.

Maybe we'll talk after you take those down.
rylex said @ 9:41pm GMT on 31st Jul
you guys still treat your natives the same as we treat ours. so get the fuck off your high horse and stop acting like your farts dont smell like maple syrup.

THEY TOTALLY SMELL LIKE FUCKING MAPLE AIR FRESHENER DUDE. IT'S NOT OKAY!
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the circus said @ 7:20pm GMT on 27th Jul
I'd do this as an edit if I knew how, but it seems almost designed to normalize and desensitize you to violence against people that might resemble the doll. “Just grab it firmly by the legs…and as you whack the ‘feel good doll’ do not forget to yell I FEEL GOOD, I FEEL GOOD.”
Space_1889 said @ 5:46am GMT on 28th Jul
Should I feel guilty that I was reading "I feel good" with James Brown's voice in my head?
cb361 said @ 7:55am GMT on 28th Jul [Score:2 Funny]
I knew that you would.

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