Tennis Forum banner

3421 - 3440 of 3481 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,820 Posts
Because of them we have to go vote.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
John Lewis is an anagram for Lon Jewish and Jew Lonish (my frontal lobe solved that so quickly).

I have never heard of this John Lewis guy until today. So being me, a fair individual, I will give him the benefit of the doubt until I know more about him, just like I did with MLK and Bill Cosby. Unfortunately, my final opinions of them didn't end as well as they started.

Is he going to get his own special day on the calendar, or will he be tossed into February's black history month as a whole? I'm not asking for a friend, this is really important to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,457 Posts
Everytime people talk about diversity as being the solution to problems, I have to remember of Sergio Camargo. Here are some quotes from him

- Slavery was profitable for both the Europeans and the Africans who made slaves. The difference is that the Europeans don't have slaves anymore, while the Africans...

- Slavery was beneficial for the descendants

- It is necessary that Marielle Franco (a black politician who was assassinated) dies, so she won't bother anymore

Some people here would automatically assumes that he's white. But nopes, that's him.

174501


That's the guy who said all those quotes. He was nominated to a job in culture here in Brazil, which just proves a point that should be obvious to everyone, but unfortunately, it isn't.

Diversity in itself is not the solution to anything at all.

There are more lessons we can take from that, avoid calling racism everytime someone criticizes a person of colour, sometimes the criticism has nothing to do with race. As we say in my country, the spell can turn against the sorcerer. Not being a fan of Priti Patel or let's say, Meghan Markle, doesn't make anyone a racist.

Besides, some people seem to believe that only PoC can talk about racism and that when they do, they are automatically an authority who can't be questioned. Plot twist that is only plot, this is also not true.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,620 Posts
Black Jesus. Slaves are everywhere. Sex slaves in underground Europe, sweatshop workers working for slave wages in Asia, slave domestic in the Arab world, not only in Africa. The guy is probably suffering from self hate and an inferiority complex. Was he adopted? Slavery was beneficial for the descents indeed, so can we continue immigrating to west to gain more benefits and reap the fruits of slavery?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,820 Posts
Black Jesus. Slaves are everywhere. Sex slaves in underground Europe, sweatshop workers working for slave wages in Asia, slave domestic in the Arab world, not only in Africa. The guy is probably suffering from self hate and an inferiority complex. Was he adopted? Slavery was beneficial for the descents indeed, so can we continue immigrating to west to gain more benefits and reap the fruits of slavery?

You have to consider the source.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,457 Posts
Black Jesus. Slaves are everywhere. Sex slaves in underground Europe, sweatshop workers working for slave wages in Asia, slave domestic in the Arab world, not only in Africa. The guy is probably suffering from self hate and an inferiority complex. Was he adopted? Slavery was beneficial for the descents indeed, so can we continue immigrating to west to gain more benefits and reap the fruits of slavery?

It's very important to be aware that just because some certain group were/are opressed, it doesn't mean they can't be jerks, we are all humans after all. I think a big example of this are the Polish, who are (generally speaking) very anti semitic and homophobic, despite all the racism and prejudice they suffered. Japanese used to be very racist too.

I don't think he was adopted though. His brother is also black and is embarrassed of him lol.

During the slavery times in my country, some black or mulatos worked with the owners to capture fugitive slaves and suppress rebellions. They were called "Capitão do Mato" which means something like captain of the bush.


So all the argument that we need to just hear and never confront the views on someone based on a certain group they belong to is easily debunked with, let's say, 10 minutes of research or maybe even 5 minutes of thinking. However, this appears to be too much effort for some people.

You have to consider the source.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
What are you talking about? This is all very well documented and was widely noticed. Are you doubting of actual facts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,203 Posts
Interior de uma casa de ciganos by Debret.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
39,357 Posts
White Man Threatens to Kill Black Wisconsin Police Officer: ‘You’re Black. I’m Superior to You.’

By Ashleigh Atwell - March 3, 2020

A Wisconsin police department wants a man charged with a hate crime after he allegedly threatened a Black police officer.

James Schultz, 44, was arrested on Feb. 24 after he caused a ruckus at a Best Western Hotel in Madison, reported Channel 3000. The man reportedly caused “multiple” disturbances at the establishment, which resulted in the police being called.

When they arrived, Schultz reportedly was still belligerent and made racist statements toward a Black officer. The officer told Schultz he would be cited for trespassing, and the suspect did not take it well.

Belligerent white man tells black police officer he’s ‘superior’ because he is a white man. (Photo: Dane County Sheriff’s Office)

“I’m white, you’re black. I’m superior to you, motherf—-r. … I’m going to kill you. … You can’t touch me,” he said, according to Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Schultz was arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and threatening a law enforcement officer. He reportedly made racist comments on his way to jail.

The police department wants a hate crime enhancer added to his charges.

[AtlantaBlackStar]


tRump has these antebellum era throwbacks feeling frisky. Keep believing and spouting those myths, dummies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,604 Posts
White Man Threatens to Kill Black Wisconsin Police Officer: ‘You’re Black. I’m Superior to You.’

By Ashleigh Atwell - March 3, 2020

A Wisconsin police department wants a man charged with a hate crime after he allegedly threatened a Black police officer.

James Schultz, 44, was arrested on Feb. 24 after he caused a ruckus at a Best Western Hotel in Madison, reported Channel 3000. The man reportedly caused “multiple” disturbances at the establishment, which resulted in the police being called.

When they arrived, Schultz reportedly was still belligerent and made racist statements toward a Black officer. The officer told Schultz he would be cited for trespassing, and the suspect did not take it well.

Belligerent white man tells black police officer he’s ‘superior’ because he is a white man. (Photo: Dane County Sheriff’s Office)

“I’m white, you’re black. I’m superior to you, motherf—-r. … I’m going to kill you. … You can’t touch me,” he said, according to Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Schultz was arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and threatening a law enforcement officer. He reportedly made racist comments on his way to jail.

The police department wants a hate crime enhancer added to his charges.

[AtlantaBlackStar]


tRump has these antebellum era throwbacks feeling frisky. Keep believing and spouting those myths, dummies.
Right. Trump hates black cops.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,820 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
39,357 Posts
People Called A Black Woman–Owned Company “Racist” After A Target Ad. Its Sales Have Doubled, The Owner Said.

People vowed to stop buying the Honey Pot Company's products after they claimed it was "racist," but the company's sales have since doubled, its owner said.

Tasneem Nashrulla BuzzFeed News Reporter

Posted on March 2, 2020, at 5:41 p.m. ET


youtube, Ron Hill

When Target released an ad in February celebrating a black woman–owned company that sells feminine hygiene products, it sparked a flood of negative and nasty online reviews that accused the company of being “racist” to white people.

“I can't support a company in good faith that is openly racist about their customers,” one review on Trustpilot, a customer review website, said.

“Black girls are empowered using this product... I guess whites girls aren’t. I’ll be letting Target know about this racist company,” another review said.

But these negative reviews have only boosted the Honey Pot Company’s sales, its founder Beatrice Dixon told BuzzFeed News on Monday.

Dixon, who launched the plant-based feminine hygiene line in 2014, said that sales across the company’s retailers have jumped 20% to 30% since the backlash began over the Target commercial that was released Feb. 4.

On Monday, after a barrage of negative and racist reviews were posted on Trustpilot, Dixon said her company’s sales were up 40% to 50% higher than what they would be on a typical day.

The Target ad highlighted Dixon as an inspirational entrepreneur and diverse business leader.

In the ad, Dixon says, “The reason why it’s so important for Honey Pot to do well, is so the next black girl that comes up with a great idea, she could have a better opportunity. That means a lot to me.”


Several reviewers on Trustpilot said they would stop buying the Honey Pot Company's products after watching the ad.

“I've used this brand for years now and I've always been satisfied with the results,” one review said. “If they really think that only black women should be empowered and white women should be left out then that's a huge step backward from the open and friendly society we tried to create over the last decades. I can't support a company in good faith that is openly racist about their customers.”


Beatrice Dixon
Ron Hill

Another reviewer, who claimed to be “an avid and enthusiastic user” of Honey Pot products, said the Target ad “highlighted a racially motivated component to the company that I am not only uncomfortable with, but outright disagree with.”

Many trolls on Trustpilot also posted racial slurs, including the n-word, in reference to the Honey Pot Company.

Dixon said that she was referring to the business’s success in the ad and that it was "extremely apparent" that she did not make a racist comment in the ad.

“I said nothing about our product being only for black girls,” she said, citing the company’s tagline, which says it is “made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas.”

A Target spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that they were aware of "some negative comments about the campaign, which aren’t in line with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received from guests who love and have been inspired by Bea’s story."

"Target has a longstanding commitment to empowering and investing in diverse suppliers that create a broad variety of products for our guests," the statement said. "We’re proud to work with Bea Dixon and The Honey Pot team to highlight Bea’s journey to build her brand and bring her products to Target."

Several women on Twitter began sharing screenshots of the negative reviews in an attempt to urge others to rate the company highly and buy its products.



Others expressed incredulity that people were angry about the ad's message.


Many women began tweeting their support for the company, leaving positive reviews, and vowing to purchase its products.


https://twitter.com/KitanaMarley/status/1234567010127896581

https://twitter.com/mixedupclothing/status/1234564560243183616

https://twitter.com/signedbyMC/status/1234566968566566913

https://twitter.com/pylviasath/status/1234541958460301312

https://twitter.com/allawler/status/1234551608975020033

Dixon said that she wasn’t taking any of the negative comments personally: "I can't expect them to understand the plight of what it is to be a black woman co-founder in business."

She said that black-owned businesses did not get a lot of support from the venture capital world. That's why, she said, it was important for her to talk about the success of the Honey Pot Company in empowering black girls to start their businesses, so that black women entrepreneurs could refer to her company when they’re raising money or selling and running their companies.

“When things like this happen, things change,” Dixon said.

[BuzzFeed]

Related: An Open Letter To The Racists Who Cried White Tears Over The Honey Pot
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,820 Posts
People Called A Black Woman–Owned Company “Racist” After A Target Ad. Its Sales Have Doubled, The Owner Said.

People vowed to stop buying the Honey Pot Company's products after they claimed it was "racist," but the company's sales have since doubled, its owner said.

Tasneem Nashrulla BuzzFeed News Reporter

Posted on March 2, 2020, at 5:41 p.m. ET


youtube, Ron Hill

When Target released an ad in February celebrating a black woman–owned company that sells feminine hygiene products, it sparked a flood of negative and nasty online reviews that accused the company of being “racist” to white people.

“I can't support a company in good faith that is openly racist about their customers,” one review on Trustpilot, a customer review website, said.

“Black girls are empowered using this product... I guess whites girls aren’t. I’ll be letting Target know about this racist company,” another review said.

But these negative reviews have only boosted the Honey Pot Company’s sales, its founder Beatrice Dixon told BuzzFeed News on Monday.

Dixon, who launched the plant-based feminine hygiene line in 2014, said that sales across the company’s retailers have jumped 20% to 30% since the backlash began over the Target commercial that was released Feb. 4.

On Monday, after a barrage of negative and racist reviews were posted on Trustpilot, Dixon said her company’s sales were up 40% to 50% higher than what they would be on a typical day.

The Target ad highlighted Dixon as an inspirational entrepreneur and diverse business leader.

In the ad, Dixon says, “The reason why it’s so important for Honey Pot to do well, is so the next black girl that comes up with a great idea, she could have a better opportunity. That means a lot to me.”


Several reviewers on Trustpilot said they would stop buying the Honey Pot Company's products after watching the ad.

“I've used this brand for years now and I've always been satisfied with the results,” one review said. “If they really think that only black women should be empowered and white women should be left out then that's a huge step backward from the open and friendly society we tried to create over the last decades. I can't support a company in good faith that is openly racist about their customers.”


Beatrice Dixon
Ron Hill

Another reviewer, who claimed to be “an avid and enthusiastic user” of Honey Pot products, said the Target ad “highlighted a racially motivated component to the company that I am not only uncomfortable with, but outright disagree with.”

Many trolls on Trustpilot also posted racial slurs, including the n-word, in reference to the Honey Pot Company.

Dixon said that she was referring to the business’s success in the ad and that it was "extremely apparent" that she did not make a racist comment in the ad.

“I said nothing about our product being only for black girls,” she said, citing the company’s tagline, which says it is “made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas.”

A Target spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that they were aware of "some negative comments about the campaign, which aren’t in line with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received from guests who love and have been inspired by Bea’s story."

"Target has a longstanding commitment to empowering and investing in diverse suppliers that create a broad variety of products for our guests," the statement said. "We’re proud to work with Bea Dixon and The Honey Pot team to highlight Bea’s journey to build her brand and bring her products to Target."

Several women on Twitter began sharing screenshots of the negative reviews in an attempt to urge others to rate the company highly and buy its products.



Others expressed incredulity that people were angry about the ad's message.


Many women began tweeting their support for the company, leaving positive reviews, and vowing to purchase its products.


https://twitter.com/KitanaMarley/status/1234567010127896581

https://twitter.com/mixedupclothing/status/1234564560243183616

https://twitter.com/signedbyMC/status/1234566968566566913

https://twitter.com/pylviasath/status/1234541958460301312

https://twitter.com/allawler/status/1234551608975020033

Dixon said that she wasn’t taking any of the negative comments personally: "I can't expect them to understand the plight of what it is to be a black woman co-founder in business."

She said that black-owned businesses did not get a lot of support from the venture capital world. That's why, she said, it was important for her to talk about the success of the Honey Pot Company in empowering black girls to start their businesses, so that black women entrepreneurs could refer to her company when they’re raising money or selling and running their companies.

“When things like this happen, things change,” Dixon said.

[BuzzFeed]

Related: An Open Letter To The Racists Who Cried White Tears Over The Honey Pot
Thanks JN. Going to @Target to buy some of those racist products.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
39,357 Posts
I don't like anti-white or anti-male advertising, of which there is plenty BTW. But, that is pathetic.
Pro-Black is not equal to anti-White, but then I'm sure you and the troll know that.
 
3421 - 3440 of 3481 Posts
Top