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American idiots fighting over Nike Air Jordan "retro" shoes

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Charlemagne On December 10, 2012




Houston,
#1New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 14:39:43
SEATTLE (AP) Scuffles broke out and police were brought in to quell unrest that nearly turned into riots across the United States on Friday following the release of Nike's new Air Jordan basketball shoes a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made.

By Danese Kenon, The Indianapolis Star

Kristopher Rush, 14, shows off the Nike Air Jordan shoes he got for Christmas. Police were called into control crowds of shoppers flocking Lafayette Square and Castleton Square malls in Indianapolis.

The frenzy over Air Jordans has been dangerous in the past. Some people were mugged or even killed for early versions of the shoe, created by Nike Inc. in 1984.

The Air Jordan has since been a consistent hit with sneaker fans, spawning a subculture of collectors willing to wait hours to buy the latest pair. Some collectors save the shoes for special occasions or never take them out of the box.

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/story/2011-12-23/air-jordan-north-carolian-shopping-fights/52189240/1

Predictably, some crybabies want to hold Nike and or Michael Jordan accountable for the violent actions of these rude, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unrefined, vulgar animalistic cretins.
offbeat On October 14, 2019




london, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 14:50:14
materialism at it's best
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#3New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 15:12:08
This was old news before Christmas, and now that Christmas is over it's just annoying.


White people incensed over black folks in hysteria buying Nikes. Big whoop, at least they're paying for them, and it's not like white folks didn't do virtually the same thing when "tickle me elmo" dolls, teletubbies, and cabbage patch dolls first came out. I guess it just seems more of a threat and menacing when black folks are doing it over shoes.

BTW this is not just directed at OP, this has already ran the gammut on this forum.
MAW On October 31, 2012

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Stockport, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 15:15:57
You never see that with crocs.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#5New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 15:44:30
It's a sign of a single digit IQ, no matter the race involved.
Cinnamon On April 21, 2012




USA,
#6New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 15:52:36
@hoppy Said

It's a sign of a single digit IQ, no matter the race involved.


Indeed it is.

Strange though, I read the entire article and didn't see race mentioned at all. But still the same, I see the lazy race card gets tossed in the pile again. sigh
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#7New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:02:45
@Cinnamon Said

Indeed it is.

Strange though, I read the entire article and didn't see race mentioned at all. But still the same, I see the lazy race card gets tossed in the pile again. sigh


Of course it has a lot to do with race. I tell you what do a search of this incident on youtube right now and count how many messages mention with race, particularly count the number of times the word "n*gger" is used. You can readily read what a very loud contingent of this country is thinking while watching these types of clips.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#8New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:05:43
@CausaMortis Said

Of course it has everything to do with race. I tell you what do a search of this incident on youtube right now and count how many messages deals with race, particularly count the number of times the word "n @gger& quot; is used. You can readily read what a very loud contingent of this country is thinking while watching these types of clips again and again.



Don't matter. Low IQ'a come in all races.
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#9New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:12:59
@hoppy Said

Don't matter. Low IQ'a come in all races.


of course low iq comes in all races, but my point is that when you scroll through the comments on youtube where people are free to speak anonymously, then you get a real sense of what a large contingent of the viewers are thinking who are captivated by this mess.

It might not be everyone, but it's definitely present, and you'll have to be dumb, blind, illiterate, or some combination of all three not to notice it.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#10New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:18:20
@CausaMortis Said

of course low iq comes in all races, but my point is that when you scroll through the comments on youtube where people are free to speak anonymously, then you get a real sense of what a large contingent of the viewers are thinking who are captivated by this mess.

It might not be everyone, but it's definitely present, and you'll have to be dumb, blind, illiterate, or some combination of all three not to notice it.



If you watched the video you'd have to be dumb, blind and illiterate, or some combination of all three not to notice the only race involved. So, what's your beef?
chaski On about 13 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#11New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:29:57
We americans have been fighting (and sometimes killing) over Nike Air Jordan's since the 1st ones came out in 1985... it is part of our heritage.
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#12New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:32:18
@hoppy Said

If you watched the video you'd have to be dumb, blind and illiterate, or some combination of all three not to notice the only race involved.


Noticing the race is not the problem, it could have been pointed out that almost everyone in the video had black, curly hair, that's not inherently racist either.

The problem is the patently racist and hateful things that accompany these "observations." Again note the amount of times the words "n*gger and stupid" are used within the context of these racial parameters. Is that representative of ALL of America, certainly not. Just a portion of it, particularly the portion of it who seem to be captivated by these videos.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#13New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:37:57
I was only interested in the article and didn't read the comments until now. You can't control what people think.
magically_delicious On July 08, 2019
since 1985.





, California
#14New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:41:33
Yeah but it's youtube, home of the young, dumb, and ignorant.
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#15New Post! Dec 28, 2011 @ 16:42:15
@hoppy Said

I was only interested in the article and didn't read the comments until now. You can't control what people think.




Whoever said anything about "controlling anyone?" I wouldn't want their first amendment rights abridged anymore than I would want mine. My point is racism is very much alive and well on the internet, and you can cut it with a knife whenever these types of videos show up.
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