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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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2014-06-04 03:49:05 AM  
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2014-06-04 03:54:10 AM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: Half the comments below the article remind why I'm glad I no longer live in the South.


The amount of people going "Let's talk about this one time a white person said something that could possibly be interpreted as racist instead" is reminiscent of some Fark threads.
 
2014-06-04 03:57:55 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.


Go on.
 
2014-06-04 04:01:11 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: A cotton warehouse? Do they supply the cotton balls for Walgreens?

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 501x399]


Is it bad that my initial reaction to this picture was, "My God, they couldn't even be bothered to make that display not look like crap"?
 
2014-06-04 04:13:07 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.


Probably not but I can guarantee you one thing; those two gentlemen are the real racists for point out how racist their boss is...
 
2014-06-04 04:13:13 AM  
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Whites only?
 
2014-06-04 04:20:28 AM  
This is all just Librul Media bias.  The Supreme Court already said there is no racism in this country anymore.  We have a black muslin President for Chrissakes.
 
2014-06-04 04:23:29 AM  
Wheeeeeen I was a pretty little baby my momma would purple dishwasher porchmonkey.
 
2014-06-04 04:25:56 AM  

Nonesuch: [img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x613]
Whites only?


Did someone say whites only?img.fark.net

American patriots, it's time to take our country back!
 
2014-06-04 04:26:23 AM  

The Southern Dandy: This is all just Librul Media bias.  The Supreme Court already said there is no racism in this country anymore.  We have a black muslin President for Chrissakes.


Except affimrmative action. That's the REAL racism, amirite?
 
2014-06-04 04:27:30 AM  

Cashew: Wheeeeeen I was a pretty little baby my momma would purple dishwasher porchmonkey.


Hmmmph. A liklely story. And what, pray tell, did you do when them cottton bolls got rotten?
 
2014-06-04 04:28:23 AM  

phrawgh: Nonesuch: [img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x613]
Whites only?

Did someone say whites only?[img.fark.net image 599x520]

American patriots, it's time to take our country back!


Yeah, Poland.
 
2014-06-04 04:49:43 AM  
It seems in recent years that the term "racist" has been thrown around too freely.

"Obama is a terrible president." "RACIST!"
"Kids nowadays better learn to pull their pants up." "RACIST!"

Nah ah, this ain't racist. The shiat in this story? That is old fashioned, straight up, 100% unadulterated racist shiat right there. That is so racist, if Paula Deen and Bill O'Reilly were in the room, they'd put up their hands and say,"hey, HEY! Take it easy with that there!". That shiat is so racist, if Rev. Al Sharpton didn't hear about this in the news, he would still be psychically drawn to the cotton mill like Richard Dreyfus was to the Devil's Tower in Close Encounters. This ain't your 21st century racism that can easily be forgotten after an obligatory "I'm sorry if you were offended by my remarks..." bullshiat. This is the kind of racism from a time when there was no such term as "The N Word", people just said the N word while looking you straight in the eye. My grandpappy liked to call it the good ol' days.
 
2014-06-04 05:35:25 AM  
I love the article refers to it as 'racist'.
 
2014-06-04 05:39:05 AM  
*YAWN*

You know what the appropriate way to deal with this is?  Fire him and move on.  Next.
 
2014-06-04 05:39:22 AM  
Take me back to Dixie
http://youtu.be/Ra3qnLXmJDM
 
2014-06-04 05:42:53 AM  

phrawgh: Did someone say whites only?

American patriots, it's time to take our country back!


The dude(?) on the upper right has some serious moobs and seems to be going out of his way to show them off.
 
2014-06-04 05:48:12 AM  

ZMugg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.

Go on.


Let's see:
"I need to put a sign here that says 'white people only'."
"That's when we hang you"
"He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail"

I'm thinking performance art
 
2014-06-04 05:55:39 AM  

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


I thought Obama eliminated racism.
 
2014-06-04 06:06:47 AM  

Ilmarinen: ZMugg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.

Go on.

Let's see:
"I need to put a sign here that says 'white people only'."
"That's when we hang you"
"He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail"

I'm thinking performance art


Exactly! Case closed. Move along here people, etc.

www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
 
2014-06-04 06:15:24 AM  

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

I thought Obama eliminated racism.


No... Obama winning only showed that about 51% of the population (give or take) is probably not racist. A significant portion of the remaining 49% have been working very hard to be as racist as they can get away with since then. Some have been more 'successful' with that effort than others, obviously.
 
2014-06-04 06:19:35 AM  

doosh: Just finished watching 12 Years a Slave so getting a kick, etc.

/Django was way better!


Django was certainly more fun, anyway. Parts of 12 Years a Slave were like torture porn.
 
2014-06-04 06:23:35 AM  

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

I thought Obama eliminated racism.


Not so much eliminated it, as put it to a useful purpose. His election apparently enabled legions of "conservatives" and Republicans to suddenly perceive that the foreign policies, civil liberties policies, diplomatic policies, veterans policies, etc. that they have themselves been implementing and endorsing for all my 64 years actually suck ripe donkey balls.
It is simply amazing to me the way the scales have fallen from their eyes, and they have suddenly become so perceptive.
I do hope this state of enlightenment persists after Mr.Obama leaves the White house, and is replaced with another Reagan Democrat like himself, this time with a white face.
I'm just sure it will.
 
2014-06-04 06:34:34 AM  

Emposter: 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.


So the Republican war on public education is going well for them, then?
 
2014-06-04 07:01:44 AM  
You would think from the looks i get in certain places, that those certain places are black only.
 
2014-06-04 07:14:39 AM  
people like the supervisor need to be thrown into the ocean
 
2014-06-04 07:17:46 AM  

txchad: You would think from the looks i get in certain places, that those certain places are black only.


Last town I lived in there were bars like that, but in three flavors. White, Black, and Brown (if we're sticking with colors here).

Only one or two of each, but they were there.

/the other 50+ bars were equal opportunity
 
2014-06-04 07:19:18 AM  
    
ZMugg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Waaaaaaait a second here. Let's not all jump to hasty conclusions here. There could be an innocent, non-racist explanation here.
Go on.

Let's see:
"I need to put a sign here that says 'white people only'."
"That's when we hang you"
"He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail"



The aristrocrats!
 
2014-06-04 07:19:41 AM  

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


His family has been working in the same industry for generations...

/window seat
 
2014-06-04 07:20:44 AM  

mdeesnuts: txchad: You would think from the looks i get in certain places, that those certain places are black only.

Last town I lived in there were bars like that, but in three flavors. White, Black, and Brown (if we're sticking with colors here).

Only one or two of each, but they were there.

/the other 50+ bars were equal opportunity


Every town has that..or is just normal in Pennsylvania?
 
2014-06-04 07:34:47 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Emposter:

 Not that I expect accurate historical context from an article that was apparently written by someone with the editorial skills of a 4th grader.

So the Republican war on public education is going well for them, then?


Do you really think Public Education or Journalism are the purview of the Republican party or are you derping for the in-crowd?

Genuinely curious.
 
2014-06-04 07:39:44 AM  
I like the way you're fired, boy.
 
2014-06-04 07:40:53 AM  
Free speech something something free market something something vote republican
 
2014-06-04 07:41:08 AM  

Omahawg:


LSD: making even crippling societal bigotry and discrimination fine and dandy.
 
2014-06-04 07:41:15 AM  
All the clever comments in this thread aside, what prevents these employees from filing a civil rights suit against the employer?  Even if the supervisor in question is a "rogue agent" and goes directly against corporate policy, the fact that the company employs him while he behaves reprehensibly makes it liable.
 
2014-06-04 07:42:49 AM  
I'm going to call bull shiat. There aren't any white people in Memphis.
 
2014-06-04 07:50:08 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!


I wonder if they guy actually outsources management, or if ti is a poor attempt to cover his ass.
 
2014-06-04 07:50:51 AM  
"The owner of the cotton gin said he had no comment, but did say he outsources the management at that warehouse."

WHat?
 
2014-06-04 07:51:28 AM  
Is the supervisor running for Congress on the GOP ticket or is he proud Tea Party?
 
2014-06-04 07:53:15 AM  
They're making gin from cotton now? How does it taste? Can't be any crazier than all the shiat they put into Hendrick's, and that stuff is great!
 
2014-06-04 07:54:21 AM  
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2014-06-04 07:56:25 AM  
Typical ignorant Good ol' Boy attitude making it easy to validate the victim-mentality in the black culture and to project this idiotic worldview onto all white people "See! See! This is how white people really think!!". Similar to the extreme way of how certain western images are used as fodder for terrorist recruitment.

For those interested in real race relations progress, we can't just wait for these archaic Boss Hogg sounding fossils to be history for that progress to be made, there are always going to be these distractions on both sides. These worldviews don't just go extinct, they get transcended and made obsolete. It's going to take appropriate outrage on both sides in issues like this, whether it's a black or white incident from people who have a track record of continuity, regardless of race.

/conspiracy possibility- The 2 black guys may have got the idea a few weeks ago after the Donald Sterling debacle. Maybe set a relaxed tone and environment and subtly and jokingly brought up the issue around the known bigot, making it seem like they were interested and curious as to "how things used to be", and not offended so they could coax and create the perfect condition to tape record and file a lawsuit.
 
2014-06-04 08:04:35 AM  

Tetrazphere: Typical ignorant Good ol' Boy attitude making it easy to validate the victim-mentality in the black culture and to project this idiotic worldview onto all white people "See! See! This is how white people really think!!". Similar to the extreme way of how certain western images are used as fodder for terrorist recruitment.

For those interested in real race relations progress, we can't just wait for these archaic Boss Hogg sounding fossils to be history for that progress to be made, there are always going to be these distractions on both sides. These worldviews don't just go extinct, they get transcended and made obsolete. It's going to take appropriate outrage on both sides in issues like this, whether it's a black or white incident from people who have a track record of continuity, regardless of race.

/conspiracy possibility- The 2 black guys may have got the idea a few weeks ago after the Donald Sterling debacle. Maybe set a relaxed tone and environment and subtly and jokingly brought up the issue around the known bigot, making it seem like they were interested and curious as to "how things used to be", and not offended so they could coax and create the perfect condition to tape record and file a lawsuit.


You use the phrase, "I'm not racist, but...," don't you?
 
2014-06-04 08:06:27 AM  

dj_bigbird: "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"


No.  Some of the racists out in the world actually know how to speak correctly.
 
2014-06-04 08:08:47 AM  

cwolf20: dj_bigbird: "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"

No.  Some of the racists out in the world actually know how to speak correctly.


If you add a bit of twang and emphasize the word "not" you can picture a Southernly gentleman saying just such a phrase.
 
2014-06-04 08:13:45 AM  

manimal2878: cwolf20: dj_bigbird: "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"

No.  Some of the racists out in the world actually know how to speak correctly.

If you add a bit of twang and emphasize the word "not" you can picture a Southernly gentleman saying just such a phrase.


And some 22 year old Southern Belles too
 
2014-06-04 08:18:15 AM  

dj_bigbird: "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"


He did... it's in the video. The supervisor seriously sounds like one of those old- money, plantation- owning southern gentlemen from the movies- rich, educated, soft- spoken and calm, and a total douchebag.
 
2014-06-04 08:19:25 AM  
I demand this guy sell his NBA team.

I can't believe people like this still exist.
 
2014-06-04 08:20:07 AM  

manimal2878: You use the phrase, "I'm not racist, but...," don't you?



Never, do you often find yourself saying "Wow, I make too many knee-jerk presumptions."
 
2014-06-04 08:27:36 AM  
Greek:He did... it's in the video. The supervisor seriously sounds like one of those old- money, plantation- owning southern gentlemen from the movies- rich, educated, soft- spoken and calm, and a total douchebag.

He did not sound educated, maybe graduated high school in some backwards ass podunk town 40 years ago.
 
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