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is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by I am Z » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.

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really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by JDDJR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:08 pm

I am Z wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.


cotton.jpg


really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
I can't even IMAGINE the outrage, if it were a Bunch of BANANAS...... :rolling:
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by chucky » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:50 am

I am Z wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.


cotton.jpg


really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
More PC idiocy on display. The slippery slope is far more slippery than some here claimed.
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by I am Z » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:16 am

chucky wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:50 am
I am Z wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.


cotton.jpg


really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
More PC idiocy on display. The slippery slope is far more slippery than some here claimed.
yeah, they just keep pouring oil on the slope. lol
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by clusterchuck » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 am

It would send a clear message to the *looking-to-be-offended* crowd if Hobby Lobby moved the fried chicken and water melons to separate aisles, far away from the cotton decorations.
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by clusterchuck » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 am

chucky wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:50 am
I am Z wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.


cotton.jpg


really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
More PC idiocy on display. The slippery slope is far more slippery than some here claimed.
"I have it on good authority" that slippery slopes are a logical fallacy. In all cases, regardless of topic. Wholesale. Across the board. There's even a web site to prove it.

So neener.
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by nolaxride » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 am

I am Z wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hobby-lobb ... 21026.html

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.


cotton.jpg


really? where does this end?

what's next? are cotton sheets and pillow cases / towels and 100% cotton jeans going to be racist, too or is it just the sight of cotton?
You're always going to have a few nuts... on both sides.
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by I am Z » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 am

clusterchuck wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 am
It would send a clear message to the *looking-to-be-offended* crowd if Hobby Lobby moved the fried chicken and water melons to separate aisles, far away from the cotton decorations.
I have never been in a hobby lobby. do they sell food?
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by nolaxride » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 am

I am Z wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 am
clusterchuck wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 am
It would send a clear message to the *looking-to-be-offended* crowd if Hobby Lobby moved the fried chicken and water melons to separate aisles, far away from the cotton decorations.
I have never been in a hobby lobby. do they sell food?
Nope. No food. Just their version of christianity.
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Re: is this display of cotton actually racist?

Post by evilconempire » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:16 am

No, it's just one woman expressing her opinion. There are those that will be offended by something as inane as piece of art with cotton on it or someone typing the word "Xian." Some people just need to be offended by anything.
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