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Old 12-21-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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This pretty much sums up the the answer to the OP.

And black people wonder why there's ever a reference to the "Black Community".....as if it doesn't exist.
Blacks make claims that the "black community" doesn't exist?

Wow! Amazing what i learn about my own people in these threads from non-blacks! I'm impressed

BTW....know a good fried chicken recipe?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Just came from some last minute Christmas shopping at my local Hallmark store at the mall.
I noticed Hallmark carries a line which features black people on it, and noticed the back of all these cards said "Mahogany". Googled it to find out it is Hallmark's African American line which is meant to cater to their culture. This raises 2 questions:

1. (Minor question) Why is this being distributed outside of the US? (I live in the Southern Caribbean...there are very very few African American tourists/expats here)

2. The main question...if the US touts itself as such a massive melting pot why is a separate product line needed to cater to another culture. Ideally to me there should be no Mahogany line at all and African Americans should be featured on Hallmark's main line of cards according to their proportion of the overall population. Why marginalise a non immigrant group of Americans like that? (not saying it is okay to marginalise immigrants of course lol)

* Sorry if my post seems a bit ineloquent compared to others on here....I have a math background and writing is not my strong suit.*
Mahogany cards are needed to help bolster the belief that Kwanzaa is a "real" holiday. What a fantasy world so many live in.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Blacks make claims that the "black community" doesn't exist?

Wow! Amazing what i learn about my own people in these threads from non-blacks! I'm impressed

BTW....know a good fried chicken recipe?
I don't think he's saying it doesn't exist.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Mahogany cards are needed to help bolster the belief that Kwanzaa is a "real" holiday. What a fantasy world so many live in.
Mahogany offers a selection of cards all year long. The product line has very little to do with Kwanzaa - they offer Christmas cards under that line.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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Mahogany offers a selection of cards all year long. The product line has very little to do with Kwanzaa - they offer Christmas cards under that line.
How can they offer Christmas cards? Isn't Kwanzaa the official black holiday?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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I don't think he's saying it doesn't exist.
He doesn't even know what the hell he's saying.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Well, if it's a privately owned, family corporation, why do you give a damn about what line they trot out? If they're doing it, it must be because the line is....you ready....you sure you're ready....ok...here it goes:

PROFITABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess some people are against the free market
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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I guess some people are against the free market
Yep. You can appeal to every other group for profit, but if you appeal to the blacks, it's the black folks fault...and profit all of a sudden becomes bad. Even if blacks don't own or run the company that's making all the profits.

Like i always say....let a conservative talk long enough...
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Am I the only one who doesn't buy cards with peoples faces on them no matter what? I much prefer happy tail-wagging puppies. Maybe I should boycott Hallmark because none of them ever happen to have the breed of dog I prefer.... geez... it's a freaking greeting card, which costs more than a loaf of bread today... and we've got a 5 page thread about it already... LOLOLOL
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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They found a market and are marketing to it. Good for them . Thats what capitalism is about.
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