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http://www.wdrb.com/story/33374544/oregon-bakery-shop-accuse...
 
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Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.
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There is no such thing as bad publicity.

The Intern, followed by Mr. President? Seems like saavy marketing in our modern times.

And are you really surprised jackwads on Yelp jump to conclusions?
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Yelp reviews are news now?

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Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.

Actually, "Oreo" is a disparaging and offensive term for a black person who is regarded to have adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage (i.e. forsaking his own African-American community).

In the present news story, the racist intent is obvious since Barak Obama is biracial (having an African American father and white mother).



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remorseless1 wrote:
Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.

Actually, "Oreo" is a disparaging and offensive term for a black person who is regarded to have adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage (i.e. forsaking his own African-American community).

In the present news story, the racist intent is obvious since Barak Obama is biracial (having an African American father and white mother).





The Okie wouldn't understand, but it is nice that you explained it.

Having dated mixed race women - black/white, that term was thrown around to cut them down.

 
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:


remorseless1 wrote:
Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.

Actually, "Oreo" is a disparaging and offensive term for a black person who is regarded to have adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage (i.e. forsaking his own African-American community).


I've generally heard that explained as 'maybe black on the outside, but white on the inside'.

And, yeah, meant as disparaging.
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Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.


TFA specifically says they called it that because he likes Oreos.


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or made it a pie, then when trumps president he would have had his sticky fingers in it asap.
 
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People are confusing these with the "Obama cupcakes" which are delivered by drone and only cost a dollar, but somehow mange to triple your debt when eaten.
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People are confusing these with the "Obama cupcakes" which are delivered by drone and only cost a dollar, but somehow mange to triple your debt when eaten.
Yeah, but at least you get to keep your baker.
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I need a description of the Intern cupcake and I find it rude of the reporter to mention it and not describe it.

 
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They should have put a bird on it.

Warning: The term "Blackbird" was slang for slaves and slave ships (possibly during the era when importing slaves was first outlawed in the U.S.) and that "Blackbirding" was a common term in Australia and New Zealand that referred to the recruitment of indigenous peoples through trickery and kidnappings to bring them back to work on their plantations.


 
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MWChapel wrote:
They should have put a bird on it.

Warning: The term "Blackbird" was slang for slaves and slave ships (possibly during the era when importing slaves was first outlawed in the U.S.) and that "Blackbirding" was a common term in Australia and New Zealand that referred to the recruitment of indigenous peoples through trickery and kidnappings to bring them back to work on their plantations.


*sigh*





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Apparently people didn't read Ilthuain's post, this is a story about negative yelp! reviews

Didn't South Park do a whole episode on that?
 
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MWChapel wrote:
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MWChapel wrote:
They should have put a bird on it.

Warning: The term "Blackbird" was slang for slaves and slave ships (possibly during the era when importing slaves was first outlawed in the U.S.) and that "Blackbirding" was a common term in Australia and New Zealand that referred to the recruitment of indigenous peoples through trickery and kidnappings to bring them back to work on their plantations.


*sigh*


Spare me your sighs when you fail to be forthcoming enough to clarify your intent much less cite obscure references to programs that are not well ingrained into most of our collective TV-viewing conscience as to make it an iconic saying (which, I note, did not come up in my research of the term).


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She changed the name of the cupcake without putting up a fuss. Sounds pretty sensible to me (to make name changes if the customers object). So all is OK.
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She changed the name of the cupcake without putting up a fuss. Sounds pretty sensible to me (to make name changes if the customers object). So all is OK.

No, it's NOT okay if she failed to acknowledge that she'd done wrong and offered a heartfelt apology while affirming that she would not repeat the offense ever again.


 
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^ Says the guy who has repeatedly called black people "Uncle Toms" if he doesn't approve of their views.

Say, Shreve, that reminds me. I have a neighbor who believes that ancient aliens are the origins of humans on earth, just like you! I guess he'd be a black person you approve of.


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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:


remorseless1 wrote:
Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.

Actually, "Oreo" is a disparaging and offensive term for a black person who is regarded to have adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage (i.e. forsaking his own African-American community).

In the present news story, the racist intent is obvious since Barak Obama is biracial (having an African American father and white mother).





The Okie wouldn't understand, but it is nice that you explained it.

Having dated mixed race women - black/white, that term was thrown around to cut them down.



Actually, this Okie dated several ladies of the African-American persuasion, and I heard Oreo used in both ways - black on outside, white on the inside, or mixed black and white. Just like Native Americans call their fellow NAs "apples" if they get too white -- red on the outside, white on the inside.

We're not all Confederate-flag waving, white sheet wearing cross burners down here, Darth.
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remorseless1 wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:


remorseless1 wrote:
Can't believe a black person wouldn't understand how calling that cupcake Mr. President (Oreo -- Obama is black/white, so he's an Oreo)could be construed as racist.

Sounds delish though.

Actually, "Oreo" is a disparaging and offensive term for a black person who is regarded to have adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage (i.e. forsaking his own African-American community).

In the present news story, the racist intent is obvious since Barak Obama is biracial (having an African American father and white mother).





The Okie wouldn't understand, but it is nice that you explained it.

Having dated mixed race women - black/white, that term was thrown around to cut them down.



Actually, this Okie dated several ladies of the African-American persuasion, and I heard Oreo used in both ways - black on outside, white on the inside, or mixed black and white. Just like Native Americans call their fellow NAs "apples" if they get too white -- red on the outside, white on the inside.

We're not all Confederate-flag waving, white sheet wearing cross burners down here, Darth.


My apologies, congrats on mixing it up.

FWIW, the casters of Oreo were all white men and women, but I'm sure as shit that non-Mulatto blacks use it disparagingly against mixed race blacks. Its all just a them, not us theme repeated.

I call fellow crackers whitebred, cracker, and slack-jawed yokel all the time... but only if they act like a whitebred, cracker, or slack-jawed yokel.... ie Iggnernt.

 
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^ Says the guy who has repeatedly called black people "Uncle Toms" if he doesn't approve of their views.

Say, Shreve, that reminds me. I have a neighbor who believes that ancient aliens are the origins of humans on earth, just like you! I guess he'd be a black person you approve of.


Drew expert in race relations, ace herpetologist.


The only race that Drewber knows of is the one where white dudes drive round and round in circles.

 
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MWChapel wrote:
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MWChapel wrote:
They should have put a bird on it.

Warning: The term "Blackbird" was slang for slaves and slave ships (possibly during the era when importing slaves was first outlawed in the U.S.) and that "Blackbirding" was a common term in Australia and New Zealand that referred to the recruitment of indigenous peoples through trickery and kidnappings to bring them back to work on their plantations.


*sigh*


Spare me your sighs when you fail to be forthcoming enough to clarify your intent much less cite obscure references to programs that are not well ingrained into most of our collective TV-viewing conscience as to make it an iconic saying (which, I note, did not come up in my research of the term).



Spare us your jumping to conclusions and failing to grasp the humorous reference. That wasn't even that obscure.

Thanks for the laugh, Chapel.
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Well, THEN put a Nilla wafer into an Orange cupcake and we'll call this "TRUMP Event Stupendit", yes, a horrid notion and taste to match!
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