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Old 01-31-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I don't see it...

Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad ''racist'' | Reuters
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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These kinds of "groups" are what I call professional whiners. If they don't whine and complain, they are not getting paid. Faux outrage
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Before all the Conservatives on here start crying about groups being oversensitive, remember how butt-hurt they were when Obama called them bitter clingers...
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I could recite "Mary had a little lamb", and some chronic whiner would pop up and announce it was racist.

Why pay any attention to such people?

Life's too short.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Before all the Conservatives on here start crying about groups being oversensitive, remember how butt-hurt they were when Obama called them bitter clingers...

So what you are saying is that since Obama called conservatives "bitter clingers" then it is NOT ok for Coke to have a comercial with an Arab leading a camel who cannot win a race to a giant bottle of coke in the desert?


im confused.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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So what you are saying is that since Obama called conservatives "bitter clingers" then it is NOT ok for Coke to have a comercial with an Arab leading a camel who cannot win a race to a giant bottle of coke in the desert?


im confused.
No. I've always agreed that Obama made a poor choice of words. I never called the people that were offended by how they were being characterized as stereotypes babies or sensitive or professional whiners etc.

So now that that's clear, where do you fall on the "bitter clinger" outrage vs "camel rider" outrage...
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Waterworld
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Stupid complaints. Just like Lego being racist. I agree with theunbrainwashed, just people getting paid to start some sort of controversy.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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In nearly every Arab country I've been in, the most common modes of transportation in the rural areas have been either a camel or a donkey (or a cart pulled by a donkey). Camels are very common when navigating the deserts and mountainous areas. To them this is their 4x4. Even in the UAE and Saudia Arabia camels are used by multiple status levels. It sounds more like American westernized Arabs who want Americans to visualize them as something else and deny a reality that does exist today. Whats next, Arab use of tents?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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You're not of Arab descent, so of course you don't see it. They feel that it's racist and have justified their claim. Don't blame someone else for your lack of racial sensitivity.

Yes we all have different opinions, but you saying "I don't get it" just proves that you're part of the "dislike all Arabs because they're Arabs crowd".
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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Didn't see the ad, but from what I read, it could be Dubai. It's the LV of the Middle East.

It's not even a group of Arab Americans. It's one professor who voiced his perception of the ad and an individual from some obscure institute and they do not represent the Arab American population. I'm sure the majority of Arab Americans would either laugh at the commerical or totally ignore it.

I'm so sick and tired of people finding something to offend them, whether it's religion, race or ethnicity.

We're so "politically correct" that you can't breathe or look at someone without offending them. Just how far is all this political correctness going to go? Are we heading to government censorship on anything that has to do with race, religion or ethnicity??

We're at the point where people are not acting out because their sensibilities have been offended, they are acting out of their damn stupidty.
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