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Old 06-28-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm white and don't consider myself hypersensitive when it comes to racial issues (kind of makes sense, because I'm white). I saw the problem with the poster immediately; it practically leapt off the screen and slapped me in the face. I can see how people would take offense to it because in my eyes, it does use a disproportionate number of people of color as examples of "not cool" behavior vs "cool" behavior. The kid chasing the other kid doesn't look white to me, I'd say he's supposed to be Latino. And the guy walking and drinking a beer doesn't look white either. I'd peg him as Latino or Asian. Hard to say since he's wearing sunglasses.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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This is a prime example of why nobody pays the slightest bit of attention to the cries of RACISM.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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I'm white and don't consider myself hypersensitive when it comes to racial issues (kind of makes sense, because I'm white). I saw the problem with the poster immediately; it practically leapt off the screen and slapped me in the face. I can see how people would take offense to it because in my eyes, it does use a disproportionate number of people of color as examples of "not cool" behavior vs "cool" behavior. The kid chasing the other kid doesn't look white to me, I'd say he's supposed to be Latino. And the guy walking and drinking a beer doesn't look white either. I'd peg him as Latino or Asian. Hard to say since he's wearing sunglasses.
see, they should have all been bald, green or purple, with sunglasses so absolutely NO race or gender could be identified. . .

hey, maybe we all need to start wearing a full body covering (like a burqa but dont want to call it burqa b/c that is ethnic identifying)

That way, no one can ever be identified by a trait that makes us unique.

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Old 06-28-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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This is a prime example of why nobody pays the slightest bit of attention to the cries of RACISM.

BINGO! It's getting so overdone, everything is racist and offensive to someone.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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Wow, seriously. The sensitivity of people these days amazes me. This shouldnt of even been news worthy. Bunch of complainers, whining about a non issue.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:09 AM
 
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I'm white and don't consider myself hypersensitive when it comes to racial issues (kind of makes sense, because I'm white). I saw the problem with the poster immediately; it practically leapt off the screen and slapped me in the face. I can see how people would take offense to it because in my eyes, it does use a disproportionate number of people of color as examples of "not cool" behavior vs "cool" behavior. The kid chasing the other kid doesn't look white to me, I'd say he's supposed to be Latino. And the guy walking and drinking a beer doesn't look white either. I'd peg him as Latino or Asian. Hard to say since he's wearing sunglasses.

LMAO!

Beer? Where do you see "beer"?
All I see is a dangerous GLASS bottle of soda pop or water.

As for your comment about the sunglasses... Are you inferring that you can't tell if he's Asian because the sunglasses hide the "slant" of his eyes? WTH?!

So much for your enlightened vision... ahem....because you're white. You don't even see how racist your comment is, do you?
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Personally, I found the poster to be extremely demeaning of midgets...er, I mean "Little People"
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I'm white and don't consider myself hypersensitive when it comes to racial issues (kind of makes sense, because I'm white). I saw the problem with the poster immediately; it practically leapt off the screen and slapped me in the face. I can see how people would take offense to it because in my eyes, it does use a disproportionate number of people of color as examples of "not cool" behavior vs "cool" behavior. The kid chasing the other kid doesn't look white to me, I'd say he's supposed to be Latino. And the guy walking and drinking a beer doesn't look white either. I'd peg him as Latino or Asian. Hard to say since he's wearing sunglasses.
Go to a random public pool and take a random picture. Do you think it would show the proper proportionate behaviour?
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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Maybe noted rapper LL NotCool J can write a song about this?
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Oh my God. How far have we gone down the PC path in this country? We will go no further as an advanced nation until the chip is removed from the shoulders of the "oppressed". Give me a break.
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