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Old 08-05-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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Yes, Polock Johnny was really Polish. Polock Johnnys has been around since 1921; it's funny the name hasn't seemed to bother anyone until now.

 
Old 08-05-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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Yes, Polock Johnny was really Polish. Polock Johnnys has been around since 1921; it's funny the name hasn't seemed to bother anyone until now.
That's a long time to figure out the insult.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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C-H-I-N-K's's should have kept their name.

Everyone I know that has eaten there and continues to do so calls it C-H-I-N-K's because that's the name of the restaurant.
They caved due to pressure from those that never have eaten at C-H-I-N-K's.

Instead of changing the name to Joe's the owner should have hired some hot looking women and dropped the "" N "" from C-H-I-N-K's' and made it Chik's if he was going to change the name.

See what happens when you bow to the PC crowd? You decimate your original customer base and find yourself alone.
Where's the group of PC idiot's now that he needs business?

Sad fate for a Philly institution.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 07:29 AM
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the name was a racial slur. plain and simple. it's ignorant to think otherwise.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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People really need to get over it this silly culture war stuff and enjoy some good steaks made by a guy who's devoted his life to making them.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Are you sure about that? I seem to remember it starting out of Chinatown back in the 1990's.
One leftie Chinese girl riding by on the Trolley was insulted.

Life's tough....wear a helmet!
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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One leftie Chinese girl riding by on the Trolley was insulted.

Life's tough....wear a helmet!
LOL, I think there was a lot more to it then that. Next time I run into Councilmen David Oh, I will ask him. But I agree, changing the name was un-warrented.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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They did not start the PC.

White lefties did.

You're insinuating that it took the Chinese community 60 years to find it offensive.

THAT'S offensive.
Well, kudos to "white lefties" for having the intelligence to recognize something that was offensive to a segment of the community and the courage to remove it and weather the unwarranted criticism for doing the right thing.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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Based upon the majority of the posts, the consensus seems to be that a number of whites have gotten their panties all in a bunch, because they are finding out that the bigotry and ignorance towards non-whites that they have been raised in and around, is no longer cool and acceptable.

Welcome to the 21st century. Keep moving forward.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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no but it seems ok for the black community to call each other that word.
nice overreach though.
Things are not always as they "seem".

First, it's 2013, not 1913, there is no monolithic "black community" that represents the thoughts and feelings of all blacks. This is a stale and stagnant way of thinking that keeps us segregated human beings and breeds ignorance, resentment, mistrust, fear, and eventually, hatred. This perception needs to change.

Second, there are plenty of black people in the community who don't find it "okay" to use that word and they do not refer to other balck people by using that word. However, blacks, just like any other group, are not monolithic and as such, hold differing opinions regarding the use of the word.

If you ask a dozen black people, I guarantee you will find this to be true.
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