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Old 8th July 2019, 03:48 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
the group says, white people can afford tickets to any event in any city, while black and brown people cannot.

The group added that they're promoting "equity over equality".



POC indeed
Oh dem pore brown folks ain't got but a nickel to buy dems a ticket, lordy!

Uh huh. I suspect publicity, not paucity, is the reason.
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Old 8th July 2019, 03:54 PM   #42
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If it was touted as a discount for POC, instead of a surcharge for whites, it probably wouldn't have made a Ripple in the news. They'd just have to show their EBT cards for proof. Then they'd have more money for the Colt 45 and watermelon for sale on the inside. Of course, if it's a rap "performance" no whities would want to attend anyway.

Note: This post was about as intentionally offensive (and satirical) as I could make it.
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Old 8th July 2019, 04:21 PM   #43
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If it was touted as a discount for POC, instead of a surcharge for whites, it probably wouldn't have made a Ripple in the news. They'd just have to show their EBT cards for proof. Then they'd have more money for the Colt 45 and watermelon for sale on the inside. Of course, if it's a rap "performance" no whities would want to attend anyway.

Note: This post was about as intentionally offensive (and satirical) as I could make it.
2/10 for effort.
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Old 8th July 2019, 06:04 PM   #44
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It kind of seems like if you're white and you buy the more expensive ticket, you're participating in some kind of performance art.
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Old 8th July 2019, 06:18 PM   #45
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To no one's surprise, the race based ticket pricing scheme has been scrapped, although there is a "suggested donation" for Non-POCs.

Was it a brilliant publicity stunt, or was it just plain stupid? The world may never know.
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Old 8th July 2019, 07:35 PM   #46
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The policy was changed on Sunday after "threats from white supremacists".

Ya sure how convenient.
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Old 8th July 2019, 08:33 PM   #47
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The policy was changed on Sunday after "threats from white supremacists".
By "white supremacists", they mean "lawyers", or possibly (((lawyers))).
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Old 8th July 2019, 08:38 PM   #48
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By "white supremacists", they mean "lawyers", or possibly (((lawyers))).
If there's one thing that unites bigoted whites and bigoted blacks, it's hatred of Jews.

Good job adopting the anti-Semitic idom, Meadmaker. I bet you're looking for the "but I meant it ironically!" tag right about now.
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Old 8th July 2019, 09:15 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
2/10 for effort.
Well, I'm happy I'm not very good at it...
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Old 9th July 2019, 01:08 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
To no one's surprise, the race based ticket pricing scheme has been scrapped, although there is a "suggested donation" for Non-POCs.

Was it a brilliant publicity stunt, or was it just plain stupid? The world may never know.
It was scrapped well before the OP.

I don't think it's a brilliant publicity stunt, the event isn't large enough to warrant it (200 tickets available) and if it is, it wasn't that successful (70 tickets sold so far).

Most likely it was a "stupid" attempt to address a perceived problem
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Old 9th July 2019, 02:11 AM   #51
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Saw it. Of course, the usual suspects that love to stereotype POC as brutes and savages, and who dismiss the massive, centuries-long wealth transfer of wealth to some white people from black and Native American people in particular, have all rushed in to express their outrage over this one music concert that they wouldn't attend anyway.

Same as it ever was.
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Old 9th July 2019, 02:21 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Would you have heard of this event otherwise? Publicity!
This.
The Usual Suspects get faux-outraged and incite their fellow rightist idiots and the organiser gets free publicity. Everyone wins.
Except civilised and reasoned discourse of course, but that's not profitable...
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:16 AM   #53
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The only thing I'm really interested in is for on line and phone sales, how did they verify who was white?
By being made to play Name That Tune to the beats of Dead Prez and A Tribe Called Quest.

Black Guy: I can name dat tune in 3 beats, bro.

White Guy: To whom am I speaking to? Is this the AfroFuture-Fest? Hello?
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:31 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
It's wrong for anybody to use the weapon that was taken away from the bully using it up until now.
Yes, that goes without saying.
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:39 AM   #55
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Yes, that goes without saying.
Although perhaps it needs to be said that the bully had no objection to the weapon when he was the one wielding it. The moral dimension whooshed into existence only whwn the bully needed protection from comeuppance.

Convenient how that worked out.
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:41 AM   #56
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Although perhaps it needs to be said that the bully had no objection to the weapon when he was the one wielding it.
Few who have said weapon ever object to using it. So humans are ********. What's your point? That it's ok to beat up people because someone who shares their skin colour beat your ancestor up?
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Although perhaps it needs to be said that the bully had no objection to the weapon when he was the one wielding it. The moral dimension whooshed into existence only whwn the bully needed protection from comeuppance.

Convenient how that worked out.
Who exactly is the bully in this scenario? All white people? Tiny Jag?
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:43 AM   #58
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Few who have said weapon ever object to using it. So humans are ********. What's your point?
That that sucks? Not every remark everyone makes is an opening salvo in an argument. For some of us a message board is not inherently adversarial.


Eta after quoted post edited: never mind, I can see this place is just for fighting.
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Old 9th July 2019, 10:47 AM   #59
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That that sucks?
That what sucks? That people with power over you misuse that power? Yes, I know from direct experience that it sucks. But then what? Once you take away the stick the bully has, then what? If you disagree with using said stick against the bully, then why did you make the comment in the first place? Is it controversial that we shouldn't beat people up with sticks one way or another?

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Eta after quoted post edited: never mind, I can see this place is just for fighting.
Given that my edit was meant to open up discussion more, I find your response bizarre. You really don't appear to like being challenged on things you feel strongly about.
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I can see this place is just for fighting.
Arguments or abuse.
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Since white people are now legally prohibited from doing that, no, in fact, it's completely fair to insist that non-white people (most of whom were never subject to such discrimination themselves) be legally prohibited from doing it too.


Either you are completely out of touch with day to day life in America or you are from a magical future. POC are "grouped together" and "discriminated against" more often than not.
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Old 9th July 2019, 06:38 PM   #62
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Either you are completely out of touch with day to day life in America or you are from a magical future. POC are "grouped together" and "discriminated against" more often than not.
Do keep up, please.
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I was very deliberate with my language. I didn't say *any* discrimination, I said *such* discrimination, meaning the specific form under discussion here.
The kind that's been going on for centuries?

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It's what's been going on for centuries, just seen from the other perspective. White people grouped everyone who wasn't white together and discriminated against them. It's hardly fair to insist that the victims of that discrimination can't associate together along the same lines.
Since white people are now legally prohibited from doing that, no, in fact, it's completely fair to insist that non-white people (most of whom were never subject to such discrimination themselves) be legally prohibited from doing it too.
Yes, do keep up.
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Either you are completely out of touch with day to day life in America or you are from a magical future. POC are "grouped together" and "discriminated against" more often than not.
It explains so much tho. You can't be racist if you can't see any racism anywhere, right?
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the group says, white people can afford tickets to any event in any city, while black and brown people cannot.

The group added that they're promoting "equity over equality".



POC indeed
They might be shocked to learn that poor white people actually do exist.
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It explains so much tho. You can't be racist if you can't see any racism anywhere, right?
That's funny, since I'm not the one who has been defending racism in this thread.
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Who determines who is a poc or otherwise? Are they using the paper bag test?
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