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(WREG Memphis)   Worker in Memphis told not to drink from the "whites only" water fountain or face a hanging. This is not a repeat from 1956   (wreg.com) divider line 174
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2014-06-03 11:45:57 PM
That article brings up two questions:

1) Why are they microwaving the white people?
2) How will he spend the checks that will start rolling in? I hear Bermuda is nice this time of year.
 
2014-06-03 11:55:17 PM
That is

a terribly written

article

/

And some red-neck cracker

needs his racist

ass kicked
 
2014-06-04 12:02:16 AM
"Why can't I use the microwave, man?"
"Because you are not white."


I seriously doubt that a racist cracker said "you are not white" and not "you ain't white"
 
2014-06-04 12:14:21 AM
The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse.

That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!
 
2014-06-04 12:31:33 AM
You can never stop racism,sexism, or any other sort of bigotry  from happening on an individual basis. Douchebags will be douchebags. The media in this country gives a very large sounding board to the extremists in order to grab ad dollars. It has become almost to the extent that, if you aren't outraged about something, you aren't normal. That being said....what the fark was the owner of this place thinking? How, in this age of global awareness of everyone knowing what you ate for lunch and how big your last bowel movement was, do you isolate yourself enough to think that this is OK?
 
2014-06-04 12:36:08 AM
Maybe the supervisor was saying "Wide people." God knows, a sweaty fat guy can get really thirsty in a cotton warehouse, and you don't need skinny people getting in the way of the watering trough.
 
2014-06-04 02:14:01 AM
I heard on Fox that racism had been eliminated in America.
 
2014-06-04 02:15:09 AM

Russ1642: I heard on Fox that racism had been eliminated in America.


so says at least 5 justices on the Supreme Court
 
2014-06-04 02:15:56 AM
FTFA: The cotton industry's history reminds some people of slavery.

The cotton industry's history IS slavery, farknuts.  Not that I expect accurate historical context from an article that was apparently written by someone with the editorial skills of a 4th grader.
 
2014-06-04 02:19:01 AM

Snarfangel: Maybe the supervisor was saying "Wide people." God knows, a sweaty fat guy can get really thirsty in a cotton warehouse, and you don't need skinny people getting in the way of the watering trough.


are you from the south?
 
2014-06-04 02:19:19 AM
Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?
 
2014-06-04 02:19:33 AM
This is why I only wear polyester.
 
2014-06-04 02:19:55 AM
A cotton warehouse? Do they supply the cotton balls for Walgreens?

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-06-04 02:20:40 AM
movieboozer.com
 
2014-06-04 02:22:07 AM
Racism in the cotton business?Surely you jest!
 
2014-06-04 02:23:09 AM
Yes, let's all get whitey because of what this one guy said!

/ Don't look at me like that! I'm Irish American; you're looking for white Protestants.
 
2014-06-04 02:27:05 AM

Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?


Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan
 
2014-06-04 02:27:14 AM
Oh I'm glad I'm not in the land of cotton
Old times there are best forgotten
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixieland.

Oh I'm glad I'm not in Dixie
Hurray! Hurray!
 
2014-06-04 02:28:13 AM

iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan


Egyptian cotton? Unpossible.
 
2014-06-04 02:30:00 AM

iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan


Plus they make over $40k a year.
 
2014-06-04 02:34:33 AM
Half the comments below the article remind why I'm glad I no longer live in the South.
 
2014-06-04 02:34:56 AM
News Channel 3 - Memphis, eh?

That's a new way to spell, "The Onion"
 
2014-06-04 02:35:33 AM

The hopeless imp: iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan

Plus they make over $40k a year.


wha?? hahahaha
 
2014-06-04 02:35:35 AM
Followup in a week or so: The supervisor is sent to some sort of sensitivity training, but gets to keep his job. The man in the article, however, loses his job for violating the privacy of the supervisor by recording him without permission.
 
2014-06-04 02:36:51 AM

Danger Avoid Death: iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan

Egyptian cotton? Unpossible.


Nope. Not unpossible. It's very nice.
 
2014-06-04 02:36:55 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-06-04 02:38:27 AM
"He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail ," said Harris.

heydontjudgeme.com
 
2014-06-04 02:39:22 AM

iheartscotch: Danger Avoid Death: iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan

Egyptian cotton? Unpossible.

Nope. Not unpossible. It's very nice.


The best in the world, I know. That was a joke. Don't you have your Secret Service-approved sarcasm detector?
 
2014-06-04 02:43:44 AM
Racist dick and he works in a cotton warehouse? you can't make this shiat up.
 
2014-06-04 02:44:13 AM

puny: Followup in a week or so: The supervisor is sent to some sort of sensitivity training, but gets to keep his job. The man in the article, however, loses his job for violating the privacy of the supervisor by recording him without permission.


Tennessee is a one party consent state.
 
2014-06-04 02:45:09 AM
Donald Sterling bought the Grizzlies?
 
2014-06-04 02:45:49 AM

Solid State Vittles: The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse.

That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!


"What's wrong with a cotton warehouse, Danny? I own three cotton warehouses."

"I notice you don't spend much time there."

"I'm not sure where they are."
 
2014-06-04 02:46:17 AM
Just put up a sign:

Drinking Fountain - Whites Only
Urinal - Coloreds Only
 
2014-06-04 03:02:21 AM
*setup* Luckily it was cotton tape
 
2014-06-04 03:04:24 AM

Solid State Vittles: The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse.

That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!


Does anyone have a buck schedule? The stops around here are unmarked and the timing appears entirely random.
 
2014-06-04 03:06:12 AM

Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?


The Fark Independents all assure me that black people don't work at all.
 
2014-06-04 03:06:47 AM
Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.
 
2014-06-04 03:11:38 AM

Mr. Ekshun: Solid State Vittles: The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse.

That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!

Does anyone have a buck schedule? The stops around here are unmarked and the timing appears entirely random.


I assume the buck stops where liability ends.  Employers are responsible to employees for ensuring a non-discriminatory work environment.  So, with regards to the black employees, the buck stops with the employer.  That's who they'll sue.

With regards to the employer, the buck stops at the outsourced management company, because they probably breached their contract in providing such a shiatty manager.  That's who he'll sue.
 
2014-06-04 03:12:23 AM

Mr. Ekshun: Solid State Vittles: The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse.

That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!

Does anyone have a buck schedule? The stops around here are unmarked and the timing appears entirely random.


In a thread about cotton, racism and slavery, perhaps "buck" isn't the best choice of words. Just sayin'.
 
2014-06-04 03:12:35 AM
The drinking fountain contains potassium benzoate.
 
2014-06-04 03:18:05 AM
Just finished watching 12 Years a Slave so getting a kick, etc.

/Django was way better!
 
2014-06-04 03:20:59 AM

Danger Avoid Death: iheartscotch: Danger Avoid Death: iheartscotch: Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

Somebody's got to do it. The cotton gin and all of the other technological developments of the last 150 years make it far less backbreaking. And, some places, that's the only job available.

/ or we could just outsource it to China, Egypt or Taiwan

Egyptian cotton? Unpossible.

Nope. Not unpossible. It's very nice.

The best in the world, I know. That was a joke. Don't you have your Secret Service-approved sarcasm detector?


I realized it was a joke. But, I don't has my Secret Service approved sarcasm detector/decoder ring.
 
2014-06-04 03:22:41 AM
I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.
 
2014-06-04 03:27:40 AM

Friction8r: I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.


So what do social conservatives think of when they're stoned?

How funny Richard Nixon looked?
 
2014-06-04 03:29:48 AM

whidbey: Friction8r: I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.

So what do social conservatives think of when they're stoned?

How funny Richard Nixon looked?


"Dude, we should elect  Jesus asPresident."
 
2014-06-04 03:31:27 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: whidbey: Friction8r: I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.

So what do social conservatives think of when they're stoned?

How funny Richard Nixon looked?

"Dude, we should elect  Jesus asPresident."


Dude it's like we're smoking Gingrich eyebrows.
 
2014-06-04 03:32:21 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-04 03:37:54 AM

whidbey: Friction8r: I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.

So what do social conservatives think of when they're stoned?

How funny Richard Nixon looked?


Tonight I'll be thinking of how awesome my vacation locale is. GoPro Mountain Games start Thursday!
 
2014-06-04 03:41:37 AM
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-06-04 03:44:06 AM

Friction8r: whidbey: Friction8r: I'm gonna smoke a bowl from my condo balcony while listening to a roaring river and ponder this...love me some mountains and legal herb.

So what do social conservatives think of when they're stoned?

How funny Richard Nixon looked?

Tonight I'll be thinking of how awesome my vacation locale is. GoPro Mountain Games start Thursday!


Do you have to be there in 26 minutes? I mean, I understand that Fark threads tend to drift off-topic, but I fail to see what your original comment has to do with racism, management, Memphis, cotton, water fountains, tails, or anything that was already being discussed. Or you just came here to be an ass and humblebrag about how farking awesome you are in your own opinion.
 
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