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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 29
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2014-06-04 02:15:09 AM  
9 votes:

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 08:04:35 AM  
5 votes:

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 02:15:56 AM  
5 votes:
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 02:14:01 AM  
5 votes:
I heard on Fox that racism had been eliminated in America.
2014-06-04 04:49:43 AM  
4 votes:
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.
2014-06-03 11:55:17 PM  
4 votes:
That is

a terribly written

article

/

And some red-neck cracker

needs his racist

ass kicked
2014-06-04 03:44:06 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-06-04 02:35:35 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:14:21 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:16:55 AM  
1 votes:
I hope they treat their Jews better.
2014-06-04 09:58:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:47:44 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:08:47 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:51:28 AM  
1 votes:
Is the supervisor running for Congress on the GOP ticket or is he proud Tea Party?
2014-06-04 06:23:35 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:15:24 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:06:47 AM  
1 votes:

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.

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2014-06-04 05:42:53 AM  
1 votes:

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 04:26:23 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:49:05 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-06-04 03:12:23 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:06:12 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:44:13 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:34:56 AM  
1 votes:
News Channel 3 - Memphis, eh?

That's a new way to spell, "The Onion"
2014-06-04 02:27:14 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:19:55 AM  
1 votes:
A cotton warehouse? Do they supply the cotton balls for Walgreens?

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2014-06-04 12:31:33 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:02:16 AM  
1 votes:
"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"
2014-06-03 11:45:57 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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