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Are Black People Just Too Hyper Sensitive?

Lynn 2010/06/11 21:36:11
If ever there was a facepalm moment....

Published June 11, 2010
| FOXNews.com

LOS ANGELES --- A space-themed Hallmark graduation card is being pulled from store shelves because of the card’s reference to a black hole, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported.

But members of the Los Angeles NAACP say it sounds like "black whore." That's how they're hearing the card's audio component, and they say it's racist.

The Hallmark card reads, "Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice."

Characters known as "Hoops" and "Yoyo" banter on: "And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back."

"That was very demeaning to African-American women when it made reference to African-American women as whores, and at the end it says 'watch your back,'" said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.

Hallmark calls the outrage a misunderstanding, claiming that the space theme emphasizes the power the graduate has to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes.

"The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything," explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.

NAACP members heard something different

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  • Scarlet 2010/10/30 22:40:40
    Scarlet
    +2
    Misunderstanding, let it go please Xx
  • SourCherry 2010/09/18 03:45:00
    SourCherry
    Ummmm...... that's like asking if all white people are rude. Not all, but some like you might be ^.^
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2010/08/10 08:48:55 (edited)
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +2
    I doubt most blacks are this sensitive....If the NAACP did not ambulance chase and witch hunt for things like this, they would not have a job. This is how NAACP, Al Sharpton and the Jesse Jackson's make their money.....*Watch out Hallmark, the NAACP is fixing to exhort money from you. These thugs sit around making things up, to sue for money. This is one of the highest forms corruption. A union just did this same thing to our banks, then when they did not get their way, they went to the bank CEO's house!

    The last few years BO has totally split the races and classes and now everyone is sick to death of ALL of this crap. NAACP should be out really helping their black communities instead of acting like the 'commie' group, ACLU.
  • not dead Annie~P... 2010/11/15 15:16:30
    not dead
    +1
    I agree and so does my wife(I am white and she is black)that Barack Obama and his crying racism all the time has caused a greater split in the color races.As so as everyone realizes that we are all one race,the human race,the better we will become!
  • patti 2010/07/31 05:58:24
    patti
    +1
    When you spend most of your time scanning the horizon for insults, affronts, slights and digs, you won't get anything else done. This is Jesse Jackson doesn't have a real job.

    I say: find something else to do. For God's sake.
  • ♥♥Hearts♥♥Of♥♥Hearts♥♥
    +1
    Wtf... generalized much.


    Hey I think that rhymed :D
  • musiklstnr121 2010/07/22 22:15:56
    musiklstnr121
    +2
    What?? That's crazy.... seriously. I don't think black people in general are hypersensitive to these things. The NAACP is just a group that represents the black community but it doesn't mean that what THEY say is what EVERY black person says. I agree that this is a misunderstanding.
  • WshngMchn 2010/07/22 18:44:23
    WshngMchn
    No. White people are unwilling to compromise.
  • you betcha 2010/07/22 18:24:42
    you betcha
    +1
    Let me see if I have this straight--the NAACP actually believes that HALLMARK would try to sell a card that calls black women whores. I wonder if they can hear how STUPID they sound.
  • WankerBait 2010/07/22 18:12:18
    WankerBait
    I'm sure there's more to the story than Fox reported, and considering the history in the USA, I can understand minorities being a bit sensative... This may be a bit over the top, but I can understand their views.
  • LittleMistersMom 2010/07/22 18:06:37
    LittleMistersMom
    LMFAO! I would buy that card. I think everyone today has taken pc to the furthest reaches, and they should feel free to go back to just shutting their mouths instead of whining constantly.

    We were informed this week that we can no longer say the word "butt" around students because some of their parents feel its offensive. We can only use the term "rear"...ffs
  • Der Haifisch 2010/07/22 15:55:31
    Der Haifisch
    People in general are too oversensitive about certain topics.
  • wombat 2010/07/22 13:27:12
    wombat
    No.
  • bob 2010/07/22 07:05:57
    bob
    Allthough the NAACP are a bunch of racists i find the hyper sensitivity to be a feature in most americans not just the members of NAACP :P
  • Babel Fish 2010/07/22 05:28:46
    Babel Fish
    +1
    Well actually its a black and white thing in the USA, When I think of America I alway think of a silly woman screaming crying and jumping up a down after being told to "Come on down" by a TV Show host.

    Yes Hyper American is a good description for at least 70% of the US population. I think its got to do with all that fast food you eat. lol
  • Blue eyed freak 2010/07/22 05:03:48 (edited)
    Blue eyed freak
    +1
    you do know this question is racist, right?
  • Lynn Blue ey... 2010/07/22 05:49:43
    Lynn
    You do know you misspelled "racist", right?
  • Blue ey... Lynn 2010/07/22 06:47:43
    Blue eyed freak
    yes, i caught it after i spelt it, and i was to lazy to fix it.
  • bob Blue ey... 2010/07/22 07:05:02
  • Blue ey... bob 2010/07/22 07:07:23
    Blue eyed freak
    +1
    umm..... and you're a shampoo bottle
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2010/07/22 04:57:44
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    I think the problem here is that people are too P.C.

    Most ethnic people I know aren't going to give a damn about that. I sure as hell don't.

    The NAACP has become a little too out of sink with reality.
  • Not Einstein 2010/07/22 03:13:19
    Not Einstein
    +1
    Yeah, black folk. WTF is wrong with them, anyways? They need to just pick up a geetar like Jimi Hendrix done did. Now there's a black folk I kin git into.
  • Jester 2010/07/22 02:54:40
    Jester
    +1
    Minorities in general seem to have much thinner skin.
  • Sandy 2010/07/22 02:42:01
    Sandy
    they first of all need to learn to speak english...
  • Huki68 2010/07/22 02:41:43
    Huki68
    They can keep bitching I am hole ears.. LOL

    bitching hole ears lol
  • Maria 2010/07/22 02:15:01
    Maria
    NAACP favorite thing to do is law suit...
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2010/07/22 01:31:03
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +1
    Some people just search for things to bitch about.
  • Huki68 fairief... 2010/07/22 02:40:45
    Huki68
    +1
    I agree
  • clock 2010/07/22 01:30:38
    clock
    the NAACP are a business and like every business they are out to make money. And they make money by pretending to be offended and threaten lawsuits.

    looks like they had a quiet month and had to get desperate in finding something to be "offended" about.
  • Sundown 2010/07/22 00:42:06
  • Denny 2010/07/22 00:37:48
    Denny
    No, most people I run into are doing the same damn thing I'm trying to do. Raise a family, keep out of debt by paying my medical bills and try to have time for a ball game or two. The Leaders who have been promoting Victimship for years with the help of the corrupt American Media and Government, Have continued to embezzel the working tax payers for their great way of life.
  • XRenX 2010/07/22 00:26:29
    XRenX
    um....... i think it depends on the person. *well that was easy and obvious*
  • ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana P... 2010/07/22 00:11:39
    ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana Pie" ♥
    +2
    I have to say this somewhere. A black person says "White men cant jump" and nothing happens. Now, if a white person was to say "Black men cant swim" all hell would break lose.
  • Axl Snaks 2010/07/21 23:57:56
  • Chaya2010 2010/07/02 17:38:30
    Chaya2010
    I can't speak for the US - I have never lived there. In the UK I don't think so. I think that that people are too scared of being labelled racist and I do think some minorities will use accusations for racism all too often for a multitude of reasons.
  • Anthony~ Agent of PHÄ€T 2010/06/21 02:07:49
    Anthony~ Agent of  PHÄ€T
    +4
    Not every black person is hyper sensitive. Some of that was a bit of an over reaction.

    I "love" how some people love to use every excuse to try to prove Blacks are more racist than whites or that we try to always play victims, etc.
    And this one's a catch 22, if I say that some of the comment's seem to be outlets for buried racist sentiment, I'll just be the hypersensitive black man.
  • malena22 2010/06/13 23:34:31 (edited)
    malena22
    im not trying to be racist but ya most of them are. you cant say anything to them or about them without them getting pissed off
  • tlee 2010/06/13 19:10:57
    tlee
    +4
    of course they heard something different.Got to stay victims so as to be treated different.
  • Funky Bracelet Chick 2010/06/12 23:49:27
    Funky Bracelet Chick
    +1
    ...*facepalm*
  • Talisman 2010/06/12 14:00:15
    Talisman
    +1
    Okay, so let me get this striate, in L.A. it’s press “1” for ebonics now?

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