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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 44
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2014-06-04 02:14:01 AM
7 votes:
I heard on Fox that racism had been eliminated in America.
2014-06-04 03:12:23 AM
5 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 08:04:35 AM
4 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 02:27:14 AM
4 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!
2014-06-03 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 03:02:21 AM
3 votes:
*setup* Luckily it was cotton tape
2014-06-04 02:19:55 AM
3 votes:
A cotton warehouse? Do they supply the cotton balls for Walgreens?

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
2014-06-04 12:02:16 AM
3 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
3 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.
2014-06-04 05:42:53 AM
2 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 04:13:07 AM
2 votes:

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 03:49:05 AM
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-04 03:44:06 AM
2 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 03:31:27 AM
2 votes:

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 03:29:48 AM
2 votes:

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 02:46:17 AM
2 votes:
Just put up a sign:

Drinking Fountain - Whites Only
Urinal - Coloreds Only
2014-06-04 02:36:55 AM
2 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2014-06-04 12:36:08 AM
2 votes:
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 02:19:07 PM
1 votes:

CeroX: brobinson2001: 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.

This ought to generate about 50-100 more page hits... (-1 for mine)


It should generate a lot more than that. Here we have a real live time traveler who has arrived here straight from working in facilities with Jim Crow era segregated break rooms. I have a million questions for him/her.
2014-06-04 12:22:39 PM
1 votes:
"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 12:07:34 PM
1 votes:

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 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 09:04:59 AM
1 votes:
♩  ♬ 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 08:41:00 AM
1 votes:

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 08:06:27 AM
1 votes:

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 07:19:41 AM
1 votes:

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 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.

www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
2014-06-04 04:49:43 AM
1 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.
2014-06-04 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 04:13:13 AM
1 votes:
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
Whites only?
2014-06-04 03:41:37 AM
1 votes:
i.kinja-img.com
2014-06-04 03:32:21 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-04 03:27:40 AM
1 votes:

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 03:12:35 AM
1 votes:
The drinking fountain contains potassium benzoate.
2014-06-04 03:06:47 AM
1 votes:
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 03:06:12 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 02:45:09 AM
1 votes:
Donald Sterling bought the Grizzlies?
2014-06-04 02:23:09 AM
1 votes:
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 02:22:07 AM
1 votes:
Racism in the cotton business?Surely you jest!
2014-06-04 02:19:33 AM
1 votes:
This is why I only wear polyester.
2014-06-04 02:19:19 AM
1 votes:
Really? Cotton? Black people would still work in the cotton industry?
2014-06-04 02:19:01 AM
1 votes:

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 02:15:56 AM
1 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 02:15:09 AM
1 votes:

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


so says at least 5 justices on the Supreme Court
 
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