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2009-10-27 12:57:01 AM  
Creole is considered racist in Australia?

Man, I thought we were the only ones with our heads up our asses on this kind of crap.
 
2009-10-27 01:10:27 AM  
www.uq.edu.au

Too interested in cookies.

\I guess Coon cheese is passe
 
2009-10-27 01:16:49 AM  
The Ozzies will give up vegemite only when you pry it from their cold, dead fingers.

Which should be in about twenty or thirty more years, given their farked environment.
 
2009-10-27 02:09:50 AM  
Want:

www.schemamag.ca
 
2009-10-27 02:22:52 AM  
BigSnatch: Want:

I have a ton of tim tam in the kitchen. Good stuff!
 
2009-10-27 02:40:00 AM  
Creole Creams are chocolate biscuits with white cream filling, similar to the popular US cookie Oreos.

You can take my Oreos when you rip them from my fat, crumb covered fingers.
 
2009-10-27 02:43:33 AM  
"The word Creole comes from a period when people's humanity was measured by the amount of white blood they had in their bloodstream," he was quoted as saying.

When I hear creole I think New Orleans, the guy that had the PBS cooking show, and Gambit.
 
2009-10-27 02:49:17 AM  
Elvis_Bogart: Man, I thought we were the only ones with our heads up our asses on this kind of crap.

Don't ever go to Canada.

FTFA: "Creole Creams are chocolate biscuits with white cream filling..."

Meh. I thought they were gonna be called something like Abo-Os or Japs Ahoy or Chocolate Boong Bars or Crackers. I don't even think the most anally retentive, politically correct pinhead in America would be offended by the word "creole".
 
2009-10-27 03:01:31 AM  
Look to the cookie.
 
2009-10-27 03:03:06 AM  
Racist. Yawn.
 
2009-10-27 03:03:08 AM  
Fark the racist cookies.

I want my xenophobic network.

Please, Australia? Please?
 
2009-10-27 03:04:30 AM  
Fark you, subby. You know that shiat's good
 
2009-10-27 03:04:59 AM  
"Racism in a biscuit... now I've seen everything," wrote one person on Twitter.

...followed immediately by another first: Tweeting about a biscuit.
 
2009-10-27 03:06:14 AM  
cdn.screenjunkies.com

Next up, racist drinks.
 
2009-10-27 03:06:28 AM  
Isleños Creams

Isleños the other Cajuns.
 
2009-10-27 03:06:39 AM  
Uncle Ben's rice and Aunt Jemima's syrup look nervous.
 
2009-10-27 03:06:48 AM  
If the term creole is racist, then so is a selection of American cuisine and a beloved Indy-area restaurant (new window)

/ one of my regrets about moving to the Bay Area
// haven't found anything as good as this place outside of NOLA
 
2009-10-27 03:06:48 AM  
PacManDreaming

Japs Ahoy

teh funny
 
Ral
2009-10-27 03:07:51 AM  
The word "creole" originally just means "locally born people with foreign ancestry", like the first native-born generation of colonists.
 
2009-10-27 03:08:47 AM  
ultraholland: Fark you, subby. You know that shiat's good

QFT
 
2009-10-27 03:08:57 AM  
apistat: Look to the cookie.

hehehehe.

Black and white cookie (new window)
 
2009-10-27 03:09:36 AM  
PacManDreaming: Meh. I thought they were gonna be called something like Abo-Os or Japs Ahoy or Chocolate Boong Bars or Crackers.

Chocolate Boong Bars.

You owe me a new laptop, sir.
 
2009-10-27 03:10:13 AM  
Good Job! Now let's go after Cheese Nips!
 
2009-10-27 03:10:49 AM  
Not exactly racist, but 12 years ago, I kind of got in to a bit of trouble at a company I worked for.

It was Gay Pride Week and the cafeteria had special "rainbow cookies" on sale for it. they were big cookies with a rainbow frosting design on it and went for $1.50 each.

What got me in trouble was when I spotted the display and the price sign and observed, "How appropriate. Two for $3.00"
 
2009-10-27 03:10:57 AM  
FTFA:

The Article contents are unavailable
 
2009-10-27 03:11:32 AM  
FTFL: The Article contents are unavailable

I'm feeling left out, here, guys... :(
 
2009-10-27 03:12:24 AM  
SeamusFerrell: FTFA:

The Article contents are unavailable


Fark you and your 35 seconds.
 
2009-10-27 03:15:28 AM  
So was the article removed because someone realized that "creole" is not, in fact, a racist term?
 
2009-10-27 03:15:34 AM  
Gwendolyn: the guy that had the PBS cooking show

Justin Wilson, the Bard of the bayou? Whooo-eee!
 
2009-10-27 03:15:50 AM  
SeamusFerrell: The Article contents are unavailable

People actually read the articles posted to Fark?
 
2009-10-27 03:16:45 AM  
GranoblasticMan: FTFL: The Article contents are unavailable

I'm feeling left out, here, guys... :(


Fark, you, and, your excessive use, of commas.
 
2009-10-27 03:20:01 AM  
robmilmel: Gwendolyn: the guy that had the PBS cooking show

Justin Wilson, the Bard of the bayou? Whooo-eee!


My mom got kissed by Justin Wilson and still talks about it to this day. I Ga-ron-tee it.

Also, Creole food is delicious. fark these Aussies.
 
2009-10-27 03:22:19 AM  
JWideman: So was the article removed because someone realized that "creole" is not, in fact, a racist term?

i242.photobucket.com

"Pooched" is now a racist term.
 
2009-10-27 03:24:23 AM  
As a man with a Cajun/Creole/Asian heritage I wish I could get angry about this, but it just makes me snicker and wish that Hydrox was still around.
 
2009-10-27 03:25:18 AM  
Alright. I was curious. Here (new window) is a link that works. Some Oreo (which is actually a racist term-- black on the outside, white on the inside) knockoff called their biscuits (cookies) Creoles which is not at all a racist term.
 
2009-10-27 03:29:25 AM  
lloydi.com
 
2009-10-27 03:29:55 AM  
www.creativespirits.info

Not racist apparently. The cheese is yellow.
 
2009-10-27 03:32:50 AM  
FTA: "This is the same kind of thought that underpinned horrific regimes like the Nazis."
Godwin'd, ftw.
 
2009-10-27 03:33:31 AM  
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2009-10-27 03:38:56 AM  
Of course "fishsuck"

i242.photobucket.com

And "anally pooched"

i242.photobucket.com

have been racially offensive for decades.
 
2009-10-27 03:42:52 AM  
I heard the guy who complained (yes, it was just one complaint) explaining that it is a racist term in America, therefore the biscuits are racist.

In other news, they have been on the shelves for the past 3 years and he was the first person to be offended.
 
2009-10-27 03:43:22 AM  
The link is working fine for me, but here's the article for those unable to access it:

'Racist' biscuit removed from shelves
14:30 AEST Tue Oct 27 2009
ago
By ninemsn staff



A "racist" biscuit is to be taken off Australian supermarket shelves but its creator insists the move is part of a brand overhaul rather than a response to accusations of bigotry.

Creole Creams are chocolate biscuits with white cream filling, similar to the popular US cookie Oreos.

Deputy director of the University of Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies unit Sam Watson told brisbanetimes.com.au that the biscuit name had echoes of Nazism.

"The word Creole comes from a period when people's humanity was measured by the amount of white blood they had in their bloodstream," he was quoted as saying.

"This is the same kind of thought that underpinned horrific regimes like the Nazis."

Creole is a word used for mixed race - usually of mixed European and black descent - but it also describes cuisine from the US state of Louisiana.

Coles spokesman Jim Cooper told ninemsn the product was about to undergo a packaging redesign that would also cause a rebranding.

"The biscuits in question were named in reference to the well-known Creole cuisine style that originated in the US," he said.

"It was certainly not intended as a racial reference, nor intended to cause offence and we've not had any complaints about the name in the three years the product has been on our shelves."

The renaming process is already in the pipeline with thousands of products being rebadged as part of the overhaul.

The response to the claims of racism have been mixed with some in the blogosphere claiming that it is political correctness gone mad.

"Racism in a biscuit... now I've seen everything," wrote one person on Twitter.

Another called for other sweets to be banned: "Creole Creams are racist, I say Redskins, Chicos and Eskimo Pies are too."
 
2009-10-27 03:44:20 AM  
Any word means anything.
 
2009-10-27 03:49:57 AM  
BUNCH OF RACISTS AT THIS SITE (new window)

History (new window)
 
2009-10-27 03:50:29 AM  
I heard Coles say they were being renamed. Cookie lovers: Say hello to Mulattos(T)

that would justify the hissy-fit, but Creoles? Not so much.
 
2009-10-27 03:51:49 AM  
a fluffy white poodle: therefore the biscuits are racist.

This would make a great band name, and to prove it, I will now waste bandwidth.

i242.photobucket.com

not a racist biscuit

i242.photobucket.com

ALSO not a racist biscuit

i242.photobucket.com

Possibly a racist bisquit.
 
2009-10-27 04:03:33 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Racist?
 
2009-10-27 04:05:32 AM  
GIS for racist cookie:

i44.tinypic.com
 
2009-10-27 04:05:44 AM  
Kaffir (new window)
Kaffir (new window)
 
2009-10-27 04:07:19 AM  
So, my business plan for the "white master" cookie is in jeopardy?
 
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