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(WRAL)   Maybe hanging a man, with his hands tied behind his back, may not be the most tasteful Halloween decoration... even if he is supposed to look like a farmer   (wral.com) divider line
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2022-09-29 10:47:01 AM  
because ... it's ok to hang farmers?
 
2022-09-29 10:50:33 AM  
*backs slowly out of thread*
 
2022-09-29 11:20:44 AM  
Because farmers can't be black?
 
2022-09-29 11:25:55 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Because farmers can't be black?


That took no time at all.
 
2022-09-29 11:26:14 AM  
Dude appears to be wearing a tricorner hat. That... would've meant something different ten years ago.
 
2022-09-29 11:26:37 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Because farmers can't be black?


Does "farmer" imply property ownership? Were sharecroppers farmers?
 
2022-09-29 11:28:39 AM  
"My daughter is biracial - she's Black, white and Indian ".  So, is Black considered Indian or is Indian considered white?
 
2022-09-29 11:28:46 AM  
This is simple to fix.  Just put it in a suit, give it a short white wig, and put a giant fly on its head.  Then, everybody will be happy.
 
2022-09-29 11:32:38 AM  
Oh great. Soon people will be marching at every Spirit Halloween demanding only "woke" Halloween decorations.
 
2022-09-29 11:36:25 AM  
What exactly does hanging someone have to do with Halloween?
 
2022-09-29 11:37:15 AM  

stevenboof: "My daughter is biracial - she's Black, white and Indian ".  So, is Black considered Indian or is Indian considered white?


I see I wasted the 5 seconds it took me to copy that line.
 
2022-09-29 11:37:54 AM  

Kalyco Jack: Dude appears to be wearing a tricorner hat. That... would've meant something different ten years ago.


He was rehearsing for the first ever performance of Hamilton?

Maybe this family just hates musical theater. They should have hung the cast of Starlight Express instead. Who would complain?
 
2022-09-29 11:39:00 AM  
Wow.  Guy Fawkes is not big in North Carolina.  He's been replaced by the Great Bumpkin.
 
2022-09-29 11:42:08 AM  

Squid_for_Brains: Ker_Thwap: Because farmers can't be black?

That took no time at all.


Use your big boy words, what are you trying to accuse me of?

There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.
 
2022-09-29 11:42:52 AM  
Can we at least wait until October before the start of outrage over wildly misinterpreted Halloween decoration season?
 
2022-09-29 11:44:47 AM  

big pig peaches: Can we at least wait until October before the start of outrage over wildly misinterpreted Halloween decoration season?


If they wait till October, all the Halloween stuff will be out of the stores and replaced with Christmas junk. We're halfway there already at some places.
 
2022-09-29 11:45:46 AM  

Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.


Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?
 
2022-09-29 11:46:04 AM  
i don't believe hanging, whatsoever, lends itself to the horror theme.
If you're trying to come up with something scary, and a lynching is what comes to your mind, you're racist.

Nobody has a decoration of a someone receiving a lethal injection, or firing squad.... why hanging?
 
2022-09-29 11:46:22 AM  
This is stupid. Get over yourselves, snowflakes
 
2022-09-29 11:50:13 AM  

T.rex: i don't believe hanging, whatsoever, lends itself to the horror theme.
If you're trying to come up with something scary, and a lynching is what comes to your mind, you're racist.

Nobody has a decoration of a someone receiving a lethal injection, or firing squad.... why hanging?


Jesus Christ...
 
2022-09-29 11:50:56 AM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?


No. Anything that includes a noose is racist. I mean, they have a white-faced effigy in the noose but everyone knows what they were REALLY trying to say.
 
2022-09-29 11:51:44 AM  

flucto: because ... it's ok to hang farmers?


Some of them
 
2022-09-29 11:52:30 AM  
"[T]hey said it was a simply a Halloween decoration they put up and once it was explained to them how it was perceived, they realized that and they were very apologetic and they took it down immediately."

They didn't double-down or anything. I can give them the benefit of a doubt.
 
2022-09-29 11:52:41 AM  

T.rex: If you're trying to come up with something scary, and a lynching is what comes to your mind, you're racist.


That's the thing. If you read the article, the couple seemed really ignorant. Once they realized how it was interpreted, they took it down and apologized. Plus, this wasn't some dumbass MAGA couple They are Mexican with different traditions when it comes to celebrating All Hallows Eve and The Day of the Dead.
 
2022-09-29 11:53:21 AM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?


I agree!  If a person does not EXPLICITLY say that ALL Lives Matter when he says Black Lives Matter, then It's obvious that he does not care about WHITE people and POLICE, and everyone else!  When you say Black Lives Matter, you mean that ONLY Black Lives Matter!

What is wrong with you F*KNUTS for pointing out that it is a black person hanging and ALL the connotations that go with that AND not saying it's ALSO wrong to hang WHITE PEOPLE!

F*KERS...ALL LIVES MATTER!
 
2022-09-29 11:53:59 AM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?


More illogical disparity.  Still not cool, but technically less harmful to the white community.  It doesn't really hit me viscerally, because none of my ancestors were lynched for being white, none of my ancestors were lynched for being farmers.

But let's talk about history, the black people have a far larger concern about lynching.  They were lynched for the crime of having black skin, for being escaped property, to send a message to keep other black people held in slavery not to try anything.

When white people were lynched it was still wrong of course, because it was also extra judicial.  But, it was because they were accused of some horrible crime, not just for being white, not just for being escaped property.

It's kind of sad that I still have to explain these subtle differences and that people pretend the historical systemic context doesn't matter.
 
2022-09-29 11:54:10 AM  

Brofar: What exactly does hanging someone have to do with Halloween?



Death has long been associated with Halloween for quite some time.


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2022-09-29 11:54:54 AM  

T.rex: i don't believe hanging, whatsoever, lends itself to the horror theme.
If you're trying to come up with something scary, and a lynching is what comes to your mind, you're racist.

Nobody has a decoration of a someone receiving a lethal injection, or firing squad.... why hanging?


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I've also seen guillotines. They are a lot harder props for most people to build though.

Personally I've always associated nooses and hangings with old westerns and medieval movies.
 
2022-09-29 11:56:35 AM  
harnett county is definitely one of those places where the sheriff's office is dangerous. let me see here, well, okay that certainly is a choice of decorations. i'm surprised  it was taken down with little resistance
 
2022-09-29 11:57:03 AM  

big pig peaches: Can we at least wait until October before the start of outrage over wildly misinterpreted Halloween decoration season?


I would argue that if the decoration is "open to interpretation" then one forfeits the right to complain if someone's personal experience leads them to a different interpretation than the one "intended" by the creator. For example, when black folks, or folks in the south in general, think of racist lynching when looking at a hanging body.
 
2022-09-29 11:59:03 AM  
Ker_Thwap:It's kind of sad that I still have to explain these subtle differences and that people pretend the historical systemic context doesn't matter.

You don't have to explain anything. I know everything you said and more.

Through your lens, this is a lynching.

Through my lens, it represents the 'Ol West, where people were hung for every crime imaginable. It has nothing to do with a lynching, and if you read the article, you would realize that.

Sad I still have to explain this to people like you who see racism in EVERYTHING.
 
2022-09-29 12:04:26 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: T.rex: If you're trying to come up with something scary, and a lynching is what comes to your mind, you're racist.

That's the thing. If you read the article, the couple seemed really ignorant. Once they realized how it was interpreted, they took it down and apologized. Plus, this wasn't some dumbass MAGA couple They are Mexican with different traditions when it comes to celebrating All Hallows Eve and The Day of the Dead.


Oh, it was just a pinata...
 
2022-09-29 12:04:37 PM  
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Look. A black ping pong ball. OH MY GOD!!! THIS IS RACIST!  YOU CAN'T HIT A BLACK PING PONG BALL!!!
 
2022-09-29 12:05:21 PM  

big pig peaches: Can we at least wait until October before the start of outrage over wildly misinterpreted Halloween decoration season?


That's only two days away. One day in New Zealand.  Pretty much October now if you're rounding up.
 
2022-09-29 12:07:16 PM  

chitownmike: Oh, it was just a pinata...


Now THAT would be awesome. Of course, a bunch of snowflakes would complain that it's racist to hit a pinata that has a human form.
 
2022-09-29 12:11:21 PM  

stevenboof: "My daughter is biracial - she's Black, white and Indian ".  So, is Black considered Indian or is Indian considered white?


Actually... there is quite a bit of history of native Americans accepting runaway slaves into their tribe.

That said, bi- in that context shows the latent racism in whomever said that. Bi- meaning white+other
 
2022-09-29 12:11:37 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: [Fark user image 225x225]
Look. A black ping pong ball. OH MY GOD!!! THIS IS RACIST!  YOU CAN'T HIT A BLACK PING PONG BALL!!!


And a hockey puck?
 
2022-09-29 12:14:33 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: [Fark user image 225x225]
Look. A black ping pong ball. OH MY GOD!!! THIS IS RACIST!  YOU CAN'T HIT A BLACK PING PONG BALL!!!


I agree! a Black ping pong ball is EXACTLY like a hanging black man effigy!  EXACTLY.  WTF is wrong with you F*KNUTS!
 
2022-09-29 12:16:32 PM  

Petey4335: stevenboof: "My daughter is biracial - she's Black, white and Indian ".  So, is Black considered Indian or is Indian considered white?

Actually... there is quite a bit of history of native Americans accepting runaway slaves into their tribe.

That said, bi- in that context shows the latent racism in whomever said that. Bi- meaning white+other


It doesn't mean "white plus other " , it means two!
 
2022-09-29 12:19:30 PM  
Does Westerly still do that in RI?
 
2022-09-29 12:20:05 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: chitownmike: Oh, it was just a pinata...

Now THAT would be awesome. Of course, a bunch of snowflakes would complain that it's racist to hit a pinata that has a human form.


Nah, they'd be mad about the messicans
 
2022-09-29 12:20:34 PM  

chitownmike: Petey4335: stevenboof: "My daughter is biracial - she's Black, white and Indian ".  So, is Black considered Indian or is Indian considered white?

Actually... there is quite a bit of history of native Americans accepting runaway slaves into their tribe.

That said, bi- in that context shows the latent racism in whomever said that. Bi- meaning white+other

It doesn't mean "white plus other " , it means two!


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2022-09-29 12:23:44 PM  

Trocadero: Ker_Thwap: Because farmers can't be black?

Does "farmer" imply property ownership? Were sharecroppers farmers?


No, I know lots of farmers who lease their fields. Yes, sharecroppers were farmers. The elitist term for landed gentry who also grow stuff is "planter".
 
2022-09-29 12:28:59 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap:I hate coonts like you, who flat out state that you know what's in other people's heads, and don't need, and won't listen to explanations.  

I on the other hand will pay attention to your words.  I get the concept of different lenses.  I happen to believe that with a bit of empathy, you can read the room, large scale and refrain from putting up a brown face farmer... knowing in advance that different people will look at it through different lenses.

None of which proves wrong my initial post about farmers and black people are not mutually excusive categories.

You're right. They are not exclusive categories. I agree with you. I'm not trying to start shiat, I just disagree with the people who take offense to this. My only point was, if the covering on the head was white instead of a darker color, people's response may have been different. That's all.

Are we cool?


Good enough.  I thought it was more of an "I wasn't trying to be racist for reason A" excuse, and then they stepped right into "my excuse is racist for reason B."  I suspect if you pointed that out to them, they'd go "Duh, I didn't even think of it that way!"

It's less a matter of insisting everything is racist, and more a matter of "it's really easy to be thoughtless, about all manner of things (including racist things.)"
 
2022-09-29 12:33:04 PM  

PickleBarrel: Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?

I agree!  If a person does not EXPLICITLY say that ALL Lives Matter when he says Black Lives Matter, then It's obvious that he does not care about WHITE people and POLICE, and everyone else!  When you say Black Lives Matter, you mean that ONLY Black Lives Matter!

What is wrong with you F*KNUTS for pointing out that it is a black person hanging and ALL the connotations that go with that AND not saying it's ALSO wrong to hang WHITE PEOPLE!

F*KERS...ALL LIVES MATTER!


Black Lives Matter
 
2022-09-29 12:33:36 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap:I hate coonts like you, who flat out state that you know what's in other people's heads, and don't need, and won't listen to explanations.  

I on the other hand will pay attention to your words.  I get the concept of different lenses.  I happen to believe that with a bit of empathy, you can read the room, large scale and refrain from putting up a brown face farmer... knowing in advance that different people will look at it through different lenses.

None of which proves wrong my initial post about farmers and black people are not mutually excusive categories.

You're right. They are not exclusive categories. I agree with you. I'm not trying to start shiat, I just disagree with the people who take offense to this. My only point was, if the covering on the head was white instead of a darker color, people's response may have been different. That's all.

Are we cool?

Good enough.  I thought it was more of an "I wasn't trying to be racist for reason A" excuse, and then they stepped right into "my excuse is racist for reason B."  I suspect if you pointed that out to them, they'd go "Duh, I didn't even think of it that way!"

It's less a matter of insisting everything is racist, and more a matter of "it's really easy to be thoughtless, about all manner of things (including racist things.)"


No, you were laying bait. Stop doing that!
 
2022-09-29 12:34:05 PM  

abhorrent1: This is stupid. Get over yourselves, snowflakes


Username definitely checks out
 
2022-09-29 12:35:49 PM  

chitownmike: No, you were laying bait. Stop doing that!


Who was I baiting?
 
2022-09-29 12:38:47 PM  

Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?


Yeah, if a Mexican family put an effigy of a hanged white guy in their yard, I can't think of -anybody- who'd go on a rant about that [sarcasm].
 
2022-09-29 12:41:28 PM  

abhorrent1: Zero Point Scalar Field: Ker_Thwap: There's a logical disparity in "it wasn't mean to be a racist representation of a black man, because it was meant to be a farmer."  The two categories aren't mutually exclusive.  It's a garbage excuse for hanging a brown faced effigy in your yard.

Still cool if it's a white-faced effigy, right?

No. Anything that includes a noose is racist. I mean, they have a white-faced effigy in the noose but everyone knows what they were REALLY trying to say.


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