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2002-02-06 12:57:57 PM  
I wish I understood this
2002-02-06 12:58:51 PM  
Maybe I should get offended when alcohol goes on sale for St. Patricks Day?!
2002-02-06 12:59:09 PM  
Mmmm... chitlins.

Seriously, who thought this was a good idea? Someone had to have approved this idea, and employees entering the store had to have seen the sign and thought to themselves "Yeah, I'm proud to work here."
2002-02-06 12:59:42 PM  
I guess I don't understand.
2002-02-06 01:02:34 PM  
This just sounds like a bad coincidence, I don't think there was malice on anyone's part. That would be terrible publicity
2002-02-06 01:02:44 PM  
You know, it always surprises me. Stereotypes are there for a reason, because they're based on reality. I'm Mexican. I eat beans. Love them.
2002-02-06 01:02:48 PM  
What, no watermellon?
2002-02-06 01:03:34 PM  
"Not all African Americans eat fried chicken, greens and chitlins. We like salad, roast beef, low-fat chicken, just like everybody else.''

Everybody else likes low-fat chicken? Put a plate of that and a bucket of fried chicken in front of an American of any race and see which he eats first. I say "first" because we are talking about Americans who are going to eat every goddamn thing in front of them.
2002-02-06 01:03:43 PM  
oh and btw.. they sold all the fried chicken
2002-02-06 01:04:05 PM  
funniest damn thing so far today.....
2002-02-06 01:04:21 PM  
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2002-02-06 01:05:02 PM  
Watermellon and fried chicken. Even white folks eat'em.
2002-02-06 01:05:02 PM  
I thought this was funny...but I'm not black.
2002-02-06 01:05:05 PM  
holy shiat that looks good
2002-02-06 01:05:10 PM  
I'm Irish by ancestry and love Guinness, but offer to serve me up a pint on St. Pat's day and I'll sue yerass.

People need to lighten up.
2002-02-06 01:05:33 PM  
"I have a dream, of everything being 50% off!"
2002-02-06 01:05:43 PM  
Shiat... I'm white as white can be and I'd eat fried chicken before I'd eat any other meat.
2002-02-06 01:06:23 PM  
It wasn't the sale on fried chicken that was was the sale on watermelon and collard greens.
2002-02-06 01:07:00 PM  
can someone explain to me how the stereotype of black people eating fried chicken is by itself a 'racist' stereotype, as the nice young NAACP man claims?

Did you have to be black to get the discount?
2002-02-06 01:07:02 PM  
I had fried chicken last night. It was good, I think that I want some again tonight. muuu...water mellon, corn, fried okra and mashed potatoes.

Hey any one now where I can find food like this in Berkeley Ca by telegraph.
2002-02-06 01:07:38 PM  
Hehehee... it's like our corporate cafeteria... (happens to be catered by Marriott) Last February, during black history month, a weekly meal promotion was "Black History Day" featuring watermelon, chitlens, black-eyed peas, and fried chicken. Think I'm kididng? I wish I was. This week, they feature pulled pork barbecue and smothered chicken sandwiches.

By the way, DjArcas -- it's offensive because it is a stereotypical afro-american meal... Sort of like saying white folk do nothing but sit in their trailer all day eating bologna and miracle whip sandwiches.
2002-02-06 01:07:49 PM  
I used to sell wings for 10 cents each. My restayrqnt became very... ethnic..... overnight.

Coincidence? Doubtfull.

So Black people like fried Chicken. They even tout it as soul food.. I just can't find how this is insulting.

Haggis and the Scottish - now you might find an insult in there!
2002-02-06 01:08:08 PM  
Mmmmmmm, bologna.
2002-02-06 01:09:13 PM  
Hey...nothing's better after watching high school b-ball.
2002-02-06 01:09:45 PM  
God, i was hoping this wasn't going to get posted...

Now lots of people are going to make assumptions and think they know everything about other races.

Sigh :/
2002-02-06 01:10:06 PM  
I like how he dismisses glaring generalities first by saying not all African Americans eat fried chicken, and then does it himself when he says "We like salad..." Well maybe all African Americans don't like salad.
2002-02-06 01:10:14 PM  
Sort of like saying white folk do nothing but sit in their trailer all day eating bologna and miracle whip sandwiches.

You mean they don't?
2002-02-06 01:10:18 PM  
It's insulting because people are insulted by it. You don't have to understand, just recognize.
2002-02-06 01:10:23 PM  
i love fried chicken. why are blacks so whiney?
2002-02-06 01:10:50 PM  
"Man, I'ze loves my fry chikkinz!!!"
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2002-02-06 01:11:07 PM  
Let's play guess my race!

Last night I had a frozen pizza.

2002-02-06 01:11:35 PM  
2002-02-06 01:12:05 PM  
The sign was insensitive, but really, maybe some individual decided to post it to see if they could get away with it. I'm positive the store management wasn't trying to cause a controversy, just unaware (or ignorant) of how it might be taken. So apologize and move on. Sometimes even I get sick of how a majority of things get played out as racism. Some people do things for other motives as well (aka I didn't get that job not because I'm a minority, but maybe someone was more qualified than me? )

And hey, I'm a minority. I like all kinds of foods ; if KFC wants to put their meals on sale I'm there. Finger lickin' good you bet your ass !!
2002-02-06 01:13:37 PM  
This is because the white man is trying to profit off the sale of chicken to the brothers. You see, no one, of any ethnic persuasion, can resist the mouth water juicy taste of chicken. So the white man sets up a whole bunch of these KFCs in the hood, where African-Americans will have no choice but to devour the scrumptious goodness of this wonderful foul.
2002-02-06 01:13:46 PM  
Perhaps Giant intended to highlight the cultural influnces created by African Americans. Maybe they wanted to say, "Look what great things African Americas have donated to our culture and culinary history."
2002-02-06 01:14:27 PM  
Thanks Real remon,

And the ignorance begins. :)
2002-02-06 01:15:23 PM  
chicken is just poor quality TURKEY

why the hell isn't there fast food turkey? it's so much better than chicken
2002-02-06 01:15:38 PM  
Sort of like saying white folk do nothing but sit in their trailer all day eating bologna and miracle whip sandwiches.

i've seen it. i have proof. next time you visit any{white}body in a trailer park, bring some. Guarenteed to make them happy.
2002-02-06 01:15:42 PM  

Your race is: Computer Programmer.
2002-02-06 01:15:49 PM  
Vexhex: Drive down MLK til you see a sign what say "Soul Food".
2002-02-06 01:15:55 PM  
2002-02-06 01:16:01 PM  
Frozen pizza, your white!
2002-02-06 01:16:32 PM  
Crolack: Hilarious! I would have said college student.
2002-02-06 01:16:32 PM  
Should I be offended when Matzah goes on sale for Passover???

Sorry if I offended anyone using such a dark, bold print.
2002-02-06 01:16:43 PM  
Hey! Someone got a problem with balogna+miracle whip sandwiches!?!? If you come up in my trailer you had best bring some Nattie Light as well!
2002-02-06 01:17:43 PM  
Eating turkey in your car is dangerous.
2002-02-06 01:18:30 PM  
Frankee- northern reticulated chipmunk?
2002-02-06 01:18:43 PM  
Strang cuz I always thank stores that sell booze on st. patti's day.
2002-02-06 01:18:48 PM  
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2002-02-06 01:20:05 PM  
DigitalDevil: It's spelled matzoh, dumbass.
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