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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 08:29:26 AM

Tetrazphere: /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.


I'm OK with this. jpeg.

/ then again, I've always tried to treat my co-workers with respect
// however difficult that can be sometimes...
 
2014-06-04 08:39:19 AM

JohnnyC: 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.


So... I'm racist since I didn't vote for Obama? Is that how that works?
 
2014-06-04 08:39:47 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.


I can see the contrails from my comment way over your head.
 
2014-06-04 08:40:18 AM
On vacation? Is that like sending a puppy to a farm upstate? Don't fire his butt, give him an African American supervisor and let him sweat.
 
2014-06-04 08:40:21 AM

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

so says at least 5 justices on the Supreme Court


Shocking. You fail at being able to read a court decision. Who knew liberals are awful at reading. Or where you too lazy to read it?
 
2014-06-04 08:41:00 AM

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

/Django was way better!


Why thank you, I try....

oh.

nevermind.
 
2014-06-04 08:42:23 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: Tetrazphere: /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.

I'm OK with this. jpeg.

/ then again, I've always tried to treat my co-workers with respect
// however difficult that can be sometimes...


Yep, it's mandatory, but not easy, having to put up with many different egos.

On a side-note, i was the only white guy working in a black night club a few years back, and I got treated great by every single person there. Twice someone said something like "That's my nig*a right there....ohh!!" unintentionally and their eyes got wide and embarrassed.
 
2014-06-04 08:42:36 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: 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.


Is this liberal strawman day? Pure idiocy. No wonder you guys never make cogent arguments.
 
2014-06-04 09:04:44 AM

Piizzadude: 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?


When I moved to Shreveport I was told, completely seriously, that I would not be welcome at the jazz club downtown.  Now it was a white guy telling me, so it may have been a case of "them'uns bad too"
 
2014-06-04 09:04:59 AM
♩  ♬ Then I'm working in Memphis
I was hanging with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Working in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?  ♪ ♫
 
2014-06-04 09:11:36 AM
But if we just got rid of all these federal laws, racism and segregation would go away on their own because of the free market.
 
2014-06-04 09:11:46 AM
Racism schmacism, the real crime is that article. Woof.

Seriously, though, this has to suck for Larry. The supervisor's going to try the "I was just kidding, it was in horrible taste, but I'm not a racist...right, Larry?" And Larry's going to be thinking, "Goddammit so much. I've been working here forever, leave me the fark out of it."
 
2014-06-04 09:16:22 AM
Wait til his lab report is posted, the one where he's positive for sickle cell.
 
2014-06-04 09:22:25 AM
facepalm.jpg

This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-06-04 09:22:37 AM
Well, you see, they wouldn't have this problem if they had the Black folk out in the field picking the cotton like God intended. Sounds to me like Tennessee needs more Tea Party leadership to get the state back on track to 1930s-level social progress.
 
2014-06-04 09:34:51 AM
He'll be on the TV soon declaring how he's not racist at all and has black friends (as the news crew chases him from his car to his front door) The on to Hannity...
 
2014-06-04 09:40:35 AM
Other stories are reporting the supervisor's been fired. I wonder if the two black guys ever made any kind of formal complaint prior to this...if not, it seems like the company could just say, "nope, we had no idea any of this was going on, once we found out, we fired him" and try to avoid any actual legal problems.
 
2014-06-04 09:41:36 AM
Next time on Undercover Boss....
 
2014-06-04 09:47:44 AM
Their transcription of the recording is crap. e.g. "I'm feeling to drink it" It should be pretty obvious to anyone from the South that this is supposed to be "I'm fixin' to to drink it" or even more accurately in this case "I'm fiddin to drink it."
 
2014-06-04 09:55:14 AM
Cyno01: Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?

no.  the mexicans stole their jerbs.
 
2014-06-04 09:58:29 AM
Solid State Vittles: "That's actually a pretty significant one comment.  It's still YOUR WAREHOUSE.  The buck stops over there!"

Same as it ever was.
When the accolades are rolling in, they're masters of the universe, their finger on the pulse of the entire operation.
When the indictments are rolling in, they're hapless absentee landlords, mere flawed individuals incapable of keeping tabs on such a sprawling enterprise.
 
2014-06-04 10:01:44 AM
Lee Jackson Beauregard The Fark Independents all assure me that black people don't work at all


You're
the one who claimed they were all inferior and prone to crime.
God, I hate hypocritical racists
 
2014-06-04 10:25:06 AM
i1.ytimg.com
All we want is some coffee and a couple slices of pie, all right?
No. These are whites-only pies.
Well, do you have any Negro pies?
 
2014-06-04 10:29:29 AM
Is that cotton warehouse just around the corner from Bendini, Lambert & Locke?
 
2014-06-04 10:39:25 AM

BitwiseShift: Wait til his lab report is posted, the one where he's positive for sickle cell.


I don't get it.
 
2014-06-04 10:57:04 AM

iheartscotch: 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.


Ummm no.  As someone who works in Title VII law this is not an isolated incident.

/Also, I have the understanding that there are white Protestants in Ireland and America.
 
2014-06-04 11:04:39 AM
In their defense it is a cotton warehouse and there are things called traditions.
 
2014-06-04 11:16:55 AM
I hope they treat their Jews better.
 
2014-06-04 11:24:55 AM
I would imagine the NAACP and the ACLU would be on this like white on....oh
 
2014-06-04 11:38:05 AM
DNRTFA, but I saw this on the news this morning...


They have audio of the supervisor.  When the guy asked him, "what happens if I drink from your fountain?"  He responded, "That's when we hang you!"

Holy shiat, what an asshole.  He deserved a good firing.  And I hope that's not all he gets.
 
2014-06-04 11:57:13 AM
On my phone, so can't upload the screenshot, but when I tried to play the video, the site said I had o download the Hook app. Okay, sure, I'll check it out. Then, the Hook app screenshot was a bunch of black basketball players on the court...nope.jpg. I've worked in OK, TX, and MS. And the blacks vs. whites break rooms were miles apart. The black break rooms were trashed daily, and trash left everywhere, while the white break rooms were pristine. Everything from the tables to the insides of the microwaves to the pop machines functioning vs being kicked in...there was a big difference. This manager didn't want their lone functioning water fountain being kicked off the wall and being accused of running slow to keep the black man down, 'nowhaahmsayindawg?'Fark the Fark leftist, I've worked wit southern blacks. This manger wanted at least ONE working water fountain left in the plant that hadn't been destroyed by monkeys trying to figure out how a water fountain works.
 
2014-06-04 12:02:36 PM
brobinson2001

I've worked in OK, TX, and MS. And the blacks vs. whites break rooms were miles apart.

Do you mean break rooms at different businesses where mostly black people or mostly white people worked, or...do you mean a single business with de facto segregated break rooms?
 
2014-06-04 12:07:34 PM

brobinson2001: I've worked in OK, TX, and MS. And the blacks vs. whites break rooms were miles apart. The black break rooms were trashed daily, and trash left everywhere, while the white break rooms were pristine. Everything from the tables to the insides of the microwaves to the pop machines functioning vs being kicked in...there was a big difference. This manager didn't want their lone functioning water fountain being kicked off the wall and being accused of running slow to keep the black man down, 'nowhaahmsayindawg?'Fark the Fark leftist, I've worked wit southern blacks. This manger wanted at least ONE working water fountain left in the plant that hadn't been destroyed by monkeys trying to figure out how a water fountain works.


Is we is or is we not your constituency?
 
2014-06-04 12:22:39 PM
"We don't even let Larry use it."

/I loled
//not because I'm racist
///because he thinks it's ok if the racism is applied to all blacks equally
//(and because who the fark is Larry?)
/"he's a black guy also"
 
2014-06-04 12:22:58 PM

someonelse: brobinson2001: I've worked in OK, TX, and MS. And the blacks vs. whites break rooms were miles apart. The black break rooms were trashed daily, and trash left everywhere, while the white break rooms were pristine. Everything from the tables to the insides of the microwaves to the pop machines functioning vs being kicked in...there was a big difference. This manager didn't want their lone functioning water fountain being kicked off the wall and being accused of running slow to keep the black man down, 'nowhaahmsayindawg?'Fark the Fark leftist, I've worked wit southern blacks. This manger wanted at least ONE working water fountain left in the plant that hadn't been destroyed by monkeys trying to figure out how a water fountain works.

Is we is or is we not your constituency?



You am!
 
2014-06-04 12:24:12 PM
So what else does he have to say about the negro?
 
2014-06-04 12:28:20 PM

Fafai: "We don't even let Larry use it."

/I loled
//not because I'm racist
///because he thinks it's ok if the racism is applied to all blacks equally
//(and because who the fark is Larry?)
/"he's a black guy also"


What do you call a millionaire genius black man?   Larry!
 
2014-06-04 12:31:07 PM

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 or the way the right likes to paint all middle easterners as terrorists.

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.


ETFY
 
2014-06-04 12:35:56 PM

iheartscotch: 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.


I think we can make an exception in this case!
 
2014-06-04 12:39:06 PM
Good to see ya'll ain't upset over Black thug gangs going on wild ass rampages targeting whites ..

/addt'l articles to the (R)
 
2014-06-04 12:43:02 PM
Clemkadidlefark

Good to see ya'll ain't upset over Black thug gangs going on wild ass rampages targeting whites ..

How do you conclude that no one cares about a certain issue or event just because no one's discussing it in a thread about something completely different?

Start a thread that's greenlit, and there will be all the talk you want about it.
 
2014-06-04 12:45:18 PM

grumpfuff: 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.


Clemkadidlefark: Good to see ya'll ain't upset over Black thug gangs going on wild ass rampages targeting whites ..

/addt'l articles to the (R)


I lol'd.

And anyway, who said we're not upset? Or are you just building straw men again?
 
2014-06-04 01:01:11 PM

SpdrJay: The drinking fountain contains potassium benzoate.


.... That's bad?
 
2014-06-04 01:03:25 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Good to see ya'll ain't upset over Black thug gangs going on wild ass rampages targeting whites ..

/addt'l articles to the (R)


People who are upset about one thing must always declare that they are upset about all the other things! Here, read about this thing at World Nut Daily! A totally not-insane media source! The knockout game is real! Wake up, sheeple!
 
2014-06-04 01:06:15 PM

manimal2878: 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?


He still bothers to do that?
 
2014-06-04 01:15:43 PM

acad1228: JohnnyC: 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.

So... I'm racist since I didn't vote for Obama? Is that how that works?


No, but it's what some Republicans like to claim that Democrats think.  The original claim was that SOME of the people who voted against Obama did so because he was black, or at least that Obama's skin color was PART of the reason why SOME people voted against him.  But that was a little too low-key and hard to argue against, so folks got a bunch of straw and built "If you didn't vote for Obama, you're a racist!" to put in its place.
 
2014-06-04 01:34:56 PM
More fun is the totally coincidental rise in hate groups and redneck militias after Obama was elected.
 
2014-06-04 01:41:42 PM

ciberido: acad1228: JohnnyC: 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.

So... I'm racist since I didn't vote for Obama? Is that how that works?

No, but it's what some Republicans like to claim that Democrats think.  The original claim was that SOME of the people who voted against Obama did so because he was black, or at least that Obama's skin color was PART of the reason why SOME people voted against him.  But that was a little too low-key and hard to argue against, so folks got a bunch of straw and built "If you didn't vote for Obama, you're a racist!" to put in its place.


I could be wrong, but I seem to recall Jimmy Carter saying something along the lines of racism being the only reason for criticism of Obama.
 
2014-06-04 01:43:55 PM
The only reason, or "a" reason?  Because it has sure as hell enhanced it.  Anyone who denies that is a farking moron.
 
2014-06-04 01:49:41 PM

ongbok: 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.


Yes, but the employe should know his place in the supervisor/supervisee relationship.
 
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