Mansfield SJW Mob Goes Apeshit Over Old Country Store’s Jim Crow Era Tobacco Ad Because Obviously The Rational Thing To Do If You Don’t Like Something Is Try To Erase It From History
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Mansfield, Massachusetts is one of the hands-down whitest towns I have ever been to in this state. The total minority enrollment in their highschool is 12 freaking percent. Because this is Massachusetts and not deep south Alabama or something, that means it is an ideal breeding ground for woke as fuck SJWs ridden with more internalized guilt than Catholic Mass on Ash Wednesday. So imagine my surprise to read that a penny candy store in Mansfield is currently under fire for having the audacity to have this vintage poster displayed on the wall:
According to the Sun Chronicle:
” A 19th century poster hanging in a Mansfield candy store has sparked a petition drive by people who say it is racist, but some in town are defending the business.
The poster at Old Country Store is for Bull Durham tobacco and features cartoonish depictions of African-Americans with exaggerated racial features, such as extraordinarily large lips.
By mid-afternoon Monday, 363 people had signed a petition on change.org asking that the poster be taken down.
“Mansfield Old Country Store, remove your racist, Jim-Crow-Era image,” the petition states.
The social media criticism was started by Nicole Archibald Burch on Facebook. She could not be reached for comment by The Sun Chronicle, but she wrote on Facebook that she recently came across the poster at the Otis Street store.
She said she spoke to the owner but he told her there was nothing racist about the poster and it had been hanging in the store for decades.
The poster is racist, she said, and several people on her Facebook page agreed.”
Well, no shit it’s racist. It’s from the 19th century. Do you know who else is from the 19th century? Jim fucking Crow laws. Same era when they diagnosed moody women with wandering uteruses and prescribed cocaine for everything. That’s just how they got down back then. I’m not saying it’s right – unless you’re an asshole (and I’m sure they’ll show up in the comments), we can all agree racism sucks. That’s why we don’t have segregation anymore. But just because something sucks, doesn’t mean you are supposed to get all up in arms and attempt to erase all evidence of it from history. Along with the Holocaust, the boy band craze of the late 1990s and mumble rap, systemic and pervasive racism did exist at one point in history.
This business doesn’t have have racist business practices. By all accounts they peddle their penny candy inclusively. There’s no colored only bathrooms, or burning crosses in the front yard, and I have yet to hear of a hanging tree in the back. They have old posters and ads all over the walls, including a “Irish Need Not Apply” sign. I don’t see any outrage over that. But the indignation over this sign is in full force, and every insufferable twat on the internet is starting to turn out to voice their displeasure.
Naturally, the spearhead of this outrageous is a woman whiter than sandwich bread who can’t stop talking about an issue she herself has zero familiarity with.
It strikes me as racist when white people start publicly dictating what the black community should be outraged over. But I’m just not as woke as these people, I guess, so what do I know? People sure are upset over this sign, though.
Thank God there are all so enlightened as to form a mob, harassing attack and threaten a business owner until they fold or leave town. Reminds me of another fine group of people….
Listen, I’m not debating that the fact that this shit was once so commonplace that no one even batted an eye I understand that caricatures of black people were once extremely dehumanizing and contributed to a broader climate of intolerance and violence. That sucks but it’s real, and no matter how many posters you petition against, the reality of that is NEVER going to change. Thankfully, today things are different. But these baby soft bleeding hearts are so rabid for some “likes” on social media and brownie points for being just, like, sooo inclusive and progressive, that they are rabid for the next social justice photo op. And if they take down a longstanding, beloved local business in the process, all the better. It’s truly despicable.