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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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For those that aren't aware, a number of 7-eleven stores are converting to Kwik E Marts. There is a controversy of whether this is promoting racism.

IMHO, sure it's racist. but it's funny.
It's immoral. but it's funny
It's stereotyping indian americans. but it's funny.
It's also making the stores alota money. but it's still funny.

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How is it racist?
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psh... I'm indian and I'm not offended its pretty funny
racist would be someone calling me a terrorist cuz I look mid eastern

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I'm totally confused... I thought you were going to say its ghetto...but indian???




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everyone is a racist.. they just don't admit it. it's just people's tolerance is at different levels. i admit that i found myself being racist one night in downtown columbus. after dining out, my family was walking towards the parking garage when a group of young black kids in ghetto cloths were walking towards us. i immediately went into alert mode. beforehand, we have passed a number of white kids without any fear.

so yes, we all have some racism. btw, i also grew up in a black neighborhood in brooklyn NY. (i'm not white either and went to a private white catholic school). I really don't want to start a racism thread... i had to deal with it in HS.

I just thought the Kwik E mart thing was funny. Racism for parody is also funny if not used offensively.

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im not racist...i just stereotype...
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But will someone please explain to me how Kwik E Mart is racist???

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But will someone please explain to me how Kwik E Mart is racist???

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Can we stop this stupid racist BS. I dont think of things in that way. Hell when i saw the Kwik E Mart sign i thought of bart eating the super mega sugar squishy and trippin balls instead of "What kind of political statement it being made here" have fun with life people

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Can we stop this stupid racist BS. I dont think of things in that way. Hell when i saw the Kwik E Mart sign i thought of bart eating the super mega sugar squishy and trippin balls instead of "What kind of political statement it being made here" have fun with life people
I dont see anything racist about a Kwik E Mart sign.
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reason for kwik-e-marts

just fyi about them ....

"Eleven 7-Eleven stores across the country have been converted to Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience store from TV’s The Simpsons. The transformation is part a month-long promotion for the long-running Fox show’s upcoming big-screen adventure The Simpsons Movie"
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hmmmmmmmmmmm K!
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cool. I'd TOTALLY shop at kwick e mart. sounds better than 7/11 anyway.
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psh... I'm indian and I'm not offended its pretty funny
racist would be someone calling me a terrorist cuz I look mid eastern
You mean you aren't? I thought you were the crazy250 twisty road terrorist mammma jammma...

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everyone is a racist.. they just don't admit it.
That is absolutely not true... and I know of 6.8 Million people in this world that will stand behind me when I say that, with no equivocations!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwik-E-Mart

It is just Temporary to promote "The Simpsons Movie"
Now wheres my blueberry squishy thing? Apu rocks!

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