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(Huffington Post)   "I'm not a racist," says man spray-painting racist slogan on statue of Arthur Ashe   (huffpost.com) divider line
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2020-06-18 8:24:11 AM  
Your headline only celebrates half of this man's exceptionalism, subby:

"I'm not a racist. I just don't agree with people desecrating property."

So not only is he a non-racist who uses racist slogans, he's an individual who stands firm against the desecration of property by vandalizing property. He is the living embodiment of Schrodinger's Human.
 
2020-06-18 8:25:44 AM  
A statue of a black tennis player is totally equivalent to that of a white man who fought to preserve slavery, so I'm going to write the opposite slogan on it. That'll show 'em.

This is how little children think.
 
2020-06-18 8:27:31 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Your headline only celebrates half of this man's exceptionalism, subby:

"I'm not a racist. I just don't agree with people desecrating property."

So not only is he a non-racist who uses racist slogans, he's an individual who stands firm against the desecration of property by vandalizing property. He is the living embodiment of Schrodinger's Human.


Man, Mitt Romney is gonna so going to be pissed off or meh...
 
2020-06-18 8:38:49 AM  
This poor man is obviously another innocent victim of the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA movements.  They forced him to act like an irresponsible racist jackhole, don't you see?  He's the real victim here.
 
2020-06-18 9:07:49 AM  
"Don't all lives matter?" the man told a Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter observing him.

Nobody ever said they didn't moron.
 
2020-06-18 9:15:51 AM  
"Don't all lives matter?" the man told a Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter...

Not yours.
 
2020-06-18 9:24:32 AM  
Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?
 
2020-06-18 9:25:18 AM  
I'm so opposed to people who lie on the internet, that I lie on the internet.  Don't all truths matter?
 
2020-06-18 9:25:53 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


500 years of history.
 
2020-06-18 9:26:21 AM  
A man who believes all lives matter and disagrees with desecration of public property spray paints "WLM" on public property. Wut?
 
2020-06-18 9:26:40 AM  
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2020-06-18 9:26:52 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: 500 years of history.


Why not 1000 years of history? How about 30,000 years? I mean if we're drawing arbitrary lines in history, why stop at 500?
 
2020-06-18 9:28:16 AM  
White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO.
 
2020-06-18 9:29:29 AM  
White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO you poor snowflakes.
 
2020-06-18 9:29:34 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


Same reason you can have black beauty pageants, black scholarships, and black panther movies, but not white beauty pageants, white scholarships, and white panther movies.
Someone needs to have his privilege checked.
 
2020-06-18 9:30:06 AM  

CanisNoir: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: 500 years of history.

Why not 1000 years of history? How about 30,000 years? I mean if we're drawing arbitrary lines in history, why stop at 500?


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2020-06-18 9:30:39 AM  

joker420: White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO you poor snowflakes.


Looks like someone triggered a burst model.
 
2020-06-18 9:32:04 AM  

joker420: White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO.


Yes, Joker, graffiting white lives matter as a response to BLM protests is racist. It turns being against disproportionate police brutality against black people into something to be opposed. It's the pretending that black lives matter is about only black lives and not black lives matter too. It is an attempt to strawman the opposition, and if you are opposed to black lives mattering too, you are a goddamn racist.
 
2020-06-18 9:35:38 AM  
This thread...

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2020-06-18 9:36:04 AM  
Look what the felis domesticus dragged in. Haven't smelled that one for a while.
 
2020-06-18 9:36:42 AM  

MythDragon: Same reason you can have black beauty pageants, black scholarships, and black panther movies, but not white beauty pageants, white scholarships, and white panther movies.


Ignoring the idiocy of including "Black Panther" in there, I would posit that those items are also racist and exclusionary. In fact there's a fairly long history of debate regarding the exclusionary and racist nature of quota's.

One could argue, and I would agree, that there was a time when they were needed, but that time has long passed.

It just seems completely illogical and counter productive to state that you don't feel judging someone based upon skin color is morally correct, then turning around and insisting that everything be based upon a persons skin color.

If you can explain that logic I'd appreciate it.

As for "checking my privilege" , how about developing an intelligent and coherent response to ideas you don't agree with instead of spouting some stupid nonsense that presupposes the false idea that you have any idea what my life has been like.

/Over the course of history more people of color were slave owners than white people, but that's including all of history and you'd have to include the empires that lasted for centuries longer than the US has been in existence. But that's an inconvenient truth.
 
2020-06-18 9:36:59 AM  
So--just as a point of fact, as a point of conversation--what do you think it means, to be a racist?

What do you think...I mean, what activities do you think that a racist would be involved with?  How do you think that we--the rest of us--identify racism? If a white man, painting over "BLM" with "WLM" on a public statuesays "I'm not a racist. I just don't agree with people desecrating property"...if that white man were to say while "desecrating" property that he's against desecrating property, how should we take his protestation that he's not a racist?

Here (let me help): Finish this sentence "I am not a racist but..."

/it's a trap
 
2020-06-18 9:37:23 AM  
Of course, all lives matter.

Of course, all lives also haven't been systematically oppressed, but I imagine grasping the obvious or seeing the world through entitlement tinted glasses this spraypainting Derplord's strong suit.
 
2020-06-18 9:39:51 AM  

CanisNoir: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: 500 years of history.

Why not 1000 years of history? How about 30,000 years? I mean if we're drawing arbitrary lines in history, why stop at 500?


Because Star Wars happened in 1520 and nothing that happened before that matters.

Or the most relevant history of this country goes back 500 years and when dealing with American problems it helps to look at America's history.
 
2020-06-18 9:40:35 AM  
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2020-06-18 9:41:03 AM  

CanisNoir: As for "checking my privilege" , how about developing an intelligent and coherent response to ideas you don't agree with instead of spouting some stupid nonsense that presupposes the false idea that you have any idea what my life has been like.


You must not be familiar with me.
Spouting stupid nonsense that presupposes a false idea is sort of what I do around here.
 
2020-06-18 9:42:05 AM  
When Arthur Ashe was a child he couldn't even play in youth tennis tournaments because of the color of his skin.  He only initially had access to the sport because his father was busting his ass taking care of a "blacks only" playground.  It's not like segregation is ancient U.S. history, it's still happening.

The fact that people on this and every other website in the US of A are still typing stuff like "Huh, WLM is racist?  LOL snowflakes" when a fellow dumbshiate spraypaints it on a statue honoring a man that finally broke the color barrier in professional tennis makes me want to punch the internet in the balls.

For those of us that want to see society be the best place for everyone living on it, rather than a game of "us against them," it also should serve as a reminder that there is so much much more work to do.
 
2020-06-18 9:42:11 AM  

joker420: White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO you poor snowflakes.


THIS. Because all lives matter. Everyone matters.

On a different note, that guy would be like "I'm not a racist, I have a color TV."
 
2020-06-18 9:43:36 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


Please allow me to put it this way: You're attending a funeral for a dead child, and during the middle of the mother's eulogy another person stands up and says "ALL BABIES MATTER! STOP CRYING!"

That's what white lives matter is. BLM is that eulogy, bringing to light the racist injustices that have plagued people of color for hundreds of years.

Saying white lives matter is a direct gut punch saying "we don't care about your plight, care about us!" Which, is the textbook example of racism. To ignore the plight of others because you think you're better and your cause has just as much if not greater weight isn't right here.

And make no mistake, that's what white lives matter is. It's white people who can't handle the fact that there's a whole group of people out there who've been repressed for hundreds of years, and they can't handle the limelight being off them for once.

BLM points out inequality. White lives matter attempts to paint over it.
 
2020-06-18 9:44:25 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Or the most relevant history of this country goes back 500 years and when dealing with American problems it helps to look at America's history.


The problem is, we're not just dealing with "American" problems, we're dealing with the universal definition of the English word "Racist" --- The original question, how is writing "White Lives Matter" racist but "Black Lives Matter" isn't -- if you're saying it's because of 500 years of American History than I'd say you have a very narrow world view that is American-Centric and demonstrates a deep seeded belief on your part that America is the singular defining nation of the world.

I'm sure plenty of people in other countries would disagree with you on that.
 
2020-06-18 9:44:28 AM  

sirrerun: A statue of a black tennis player is totally equivalent to that of a white man who fought to preserve slavery, so I'm going to write the opposite slogan on it. That'll show 'em.

This is how little children think.


It is sick but black people are now trying to tear down statues of Thomas Jefferson.  This shiat will escalate if people don't chill the f$ck out.

Going after confederate leaders I get but than Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and what's next?

What about statues of people against same-sex marriage.  You are going to need a bigger boat.
 
2020-06-18 9:46:31 AM  

CanisNoir: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: 500 years of history.

Why not 1000 years of history? How about 30,000 years? I mean if we're drawing arbitrary lines in history, why stop at 500?


If we judge people from before with the moral standards of today, they were all assholes and we will all be eventually be viewed as assholes.
 
2020-06-18 9:48:00 AM  

mrshowrules: sirrerun: A statue of a black tennis player is totally equivalent to that of a white man who fought to preserve slavery, so I'm going to write the opposite slogan on it. That'll show 'em.

This is how little children think.

It is sick but black people are now trying to tear down statues of Thomas Jefferson.  This shiat will escalate if people don't chill the f$ck out.

Going after confederate leaders I get but than Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and what's next?

What about statues of people against same-sex marriage.  You are going to need a bigger boat.


You don't get Christopher Columbus?
 
2020-06-18 9:49:22 AM  
I once sat behind Arthur Ashe on a flight.
 
2020-06-18 9:49:38 AM  
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2020-06-18 9:49:47 AM  

mrshowrules: If we judge people from before with the moral standards of today, they were all assholes and we will all be eventually be viewed as assholes.


We're on the same side of this issue really. Considering our heated debates in the past, I just felt like pointing out how we agree on this just to commemorate how some unity is actually being formed amidst the chaos.
 
2020-06-18 9:51:08 AM  

henryhill: I once sat behind Arthur Ashe on a flight.


Sweet. You can use this bit of information if anyone ever accuses you of being a racist.
 
2020-06-18 9:51:47 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


It's doubtful. Clearly you lack the mental ability necessary to understand it so, no one will ever be able to make your smooth brain process it.
 
2020-06-18 9:51:54 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


Can someone please explain the logic to me how me dressing up in black-face is racist but Al Roker dressing up as Willie Nelson isn't?

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2020-06-18 9:52:47 AM  

mrshowrules: CanisNoir: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: 500 years of history.

Why not 1000 years of history? How about 30,000 years? I mean if we're drawing arbitrary lines in history, why stop at 500?

If we judge people from before with the moral standards of today, they were all assholes and we will all be eventually be viewed as assholes.


You definitely will, but most people won't.
 
2020-06-18 9:52:57 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


Well sure, but I'll need some information first so i know jow to couch my answer.  Are you stupid, obtuse, or both?
 
2020-06-18 9:53:12 AM  

Anubislg: CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?

Please allow me to put it this way: You're attending a funeral for a dead child, and during the middle of the mother's eulogy another person stands up and says "ALL BABIES MATTER! STOP CRYING!"

That's what white lives matter is. BLM is that eulogy, bringing to light the racist injustices that have plagued people of color for hundreds of years.

Saying white lives matter is a direct gut punch saying "we don't care about your plight, care about us!" Which, is the textbook example of racism. To ignore the plight of others because you think you're better and your cause has just as much if not greater weight isn't right here.

And make no mistake, that's what white lives matter is. It's white people who can't handle the fact that there's a whole group of people out there who've been repressed for hundreds of years, and they can't handle the limelight being off them for once.

BLM points out inequality. White lives matter attempts to paint over it.


Just like Blue Lives Matter also
 
2020-06-18 9:53:56 AM  

Anubislg: Please allow me to put it this way: You're attending a funeral for a dead child, and during the middle of the mother's eulogy another person stands up and says "ALL BABIES MATTER! STOP CRYING!"


That's a false equivalency, Black Lives Matter is not eulogizing  the death of anyone, they are explicitly stating that the deaths are the result of Systemic Racism the implication being that normally black lives don't matter which is why they feel the need to state that they do.

Now if you ask me, Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter are both racial and I would stop short of calling them racist, the appropriate response is "All Lives Matter".
 
2020-06-18 9:55:09 AM  

CanisNoir: Anubislg: Please allow me to put it this way: You're attending a funeral for a dead child, and during the middle of the mother's eulogy another person stands up and says "ALL BABIES MATTER! STOP CRYING!"

That's a false equivalency, Black Lives Matter is not eulogizing  the death of anyone, they are explicitly stating that the deaths are the result of Systemic Racism the implication being that normally black lives don't matter which is why they feel the need to state that they do.

Now if you ask me, Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter are both racial and I would stop short of calling them racist, the appropriate response is "All Lives Matter".


I'm afraid you missed the point here completely.

Please read the last line of my statement again.
 
2020-06-18 9:55:10 AM  

joker420: White Lives Matter is racist? LMAO you poor snowflakes.


Was that a nerve?
 
2020-06-18 9:55:45 AM  
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And here we see Arthur Ashe beating children to death with a tennis racket and a book while they plead in vain for mercy.
 
2020-06-18 9:56:03 AM  

mrshowrules: Going after confederate leaders I get but than Christopher Columbus...


Just a reminder he did not discover America, or even set foot in the place.

Given his history, I have no problem removing monuments to honor him as some sort of American hero.
 
2020-06-18 9:56:07 AM  

CanisNoir: Anubislg: Please allow me to put it this way: You're attending a funeral for a dead child, and during the middle of the mother's eulogy another person stands up and says "ALL BABIES MATTER! STOP CRYING!"

That's a false equivalency, Black Lives Matter is not eulogizing  the death of anyone, they are explicitly stating that the deaths are the result of Systemic Racism the implication being that normally black lives don't matter which is why they feel the need to state that they do.

Now if you ask me, Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter are both racial and I would stop short of calling them racist, the appropriate response is "All Lives Matter".


Not all of them
 
2020-06-18 9:56:36 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


People who say Black Live Matters aren't saying that all lives don't matter.

People who say White Lives Matter are usually saying only white lives matter.

People who say Blue Lives Matter are usually saying only blue lives matter, and the white lives matter crowd have no problem with that.

.
 
2020-06-18 9:56:40 AM  

CanisNoir: Can someone please explain the logic to me on how writing "White Lives Matter" is racist but writing "Black Lives Matter" isn't?


Sure, I'll pretend this is a good faith question.

People say Black Lives Matter when the Police Force murders a Black man.

People say White Lives Matter when people suggest Black Lives Matter.

The first one is designed to protest racially motivated injustice

The second one is to suggest that that sort of thing is bullshait and everything is fine and how dare you suggest that we not drop to our knees and go down on the police force, what are you some kind of Commie, USA USA USA.
 
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