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Coca-Cola EXPOSED for RACISM (story inside)
« on: March 08, 2004, 09:08:46 AM »
Some food for thought about Coca’s latest ad -

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Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be releasing a series of animations that vividly depict the parallels between Coca-Cola’s stereotypical “Thirst” character, and the now admittedly racist memorabilia of the past. We ask you to pass these pieces along, helping others to not only see the roots of racism, but also how it has been manifested in modern times in order to generate money.

We also ask you e-mail or write The Coca-Cola Company, demanding their racist “Thirst” character be removed immediately (accompanied by a public apology), as well as alert local and national media outlets about this story. Let the world know you will not be bamboozled again, as we must collectively refuse to accept this exploitation and ignorance. We the people are the backbone of these oppressive companies, as both workers and consumers, the least they can do for us is show some respect. This is not a Black or White issue, it is a matter of we the people versus the powers that be. Stand up and do something about this injustice, for the longer we allow these seeds to grow, the deeper their racist roots will become embedded within our society.

Send Coca-Cola an email: http://www2.coca-cola.com/mail/eQuery_other.html
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004, 01:51:52 PM »
Oversensitive motherfuckers.  If that's racism, where's my robe?
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 03:30:28 PM »
Oversensitive motherfuckers.  If that's racism, where's my robe?
hes right... come on... similarities? this is going to far... this is funny if u ask me...
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004, 04:30:39 PM »
Wow, talk about a stretch.  
 

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Re:Coca-Cola EXPOSED for RACISM (story inside)
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004, 08:20:48 AM »
It is racist because it is one gigantic stereotype, not to mention it has historic roots. Large marketing firms do heavy amounts of research before beginning a project, so they knew about the past history of black figurines.

They are trying to attract Blacks, but the problem they are doing it by trying to make Blacks see themselves urban pimps with broken slang and outlandish hair. They want Blacks to make characters like thirst become an accepted self-image, while in the process trying to give everyone else a good laugh - all at the expense of the Black man. It is very similar to the sambos and mammies of the past. Here is a link to a video including some of them (if you have dial up, it may take a couple minutes to load. it is 2.6 MB) ......



I know white people deny racism because they don't want to be associated with it, but if you are white, it doesn't mean you are guilty by association. Trying to bury racism and pretending as if it does not exist is not an option, not to mention it shows you are in serious denial. Minorities have to endure racism everyday, so when someone tries to imply that racial issues should be left alone, it is both insulting and indicative of a lack of understanding for the matter.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2004, 03:00:30 PM »
its called marketing.

What style of music is the most popular right now? Yes, Hip Hop. Will all the soda companies still run commercials and ads that are from the 80s? HELL NAH that would be stupid and corny for most viewers. So what do they decide to do? See whats hot right now whether its Britney Spears, lil Penny HArdaway, or whatever.  OR getting LL Cool J and RUN DMc in their commercials or even Missy Elliot. They are trying to be hip to sell
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004, 03:09:24 PM »
its called marketing.

What style of music is the most popular right now? Yes, Hip Hop. Will all the soda companies still run commercials and ads that are from the 80s? HELL NAH that would be stupid and corny for most viewers. So what do they decide to do? See whats hot right now whether its Britney Spears, lil Penny HArdaway, or whatever.  OR getting LL Cool J and RUN DMc in their commercials or even Missy Elliot. They are trying to be hip to sell
ex-fucking-actly
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004, 11:15:20 PM »
^All you do is agree with people  ::)


That cartoon figure alone is stereotypical racism.

 ;)
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2004, 01:04:19 PM »
^All you do is agree with people  ::)


That cartoon figure alone is stereotypical racism.

 ;)

all u do is fuckin argue, plus, if someones right, they are...
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2004, 04:12:31 PM »
^All you do is agree with people  ::)


That cartoon figure alone is stereotypical racism.

 ;)

all u do is fuckin argue, plus, if someones right, they are...
ex-fucking-actly

You would make a good Yes Man  ;D
 

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Re:Coca-Cola EXPOSED for RACISM (story inside)
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2004, 06:07:18 PM »
How is that racist? I don't get it.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2004, 01:52:33 AM »