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Reply #30: It's just satire, sweetie. [View All]

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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:14 AM
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30. It's just satire, sweetie.
No need to get bent out of shape.

Just like this is satire:

"The Float and the Three Men's Conduct

The float in question was entitled "Black to the Future: Broad Channel 2098." Meant to win the prize for funniest float in the parade, it exhibited a strong antipathy for racial integration - particularly, the integration of Broad Channel, Queens.

The float consisted of a flatbed truck on top of which the plaintiffs sat with a large bucket of fried chicken and watermelons. The men wore blackface and Afro wigs made of mops, and they mockingly engaged in various civil rights chants, including "No justice, no peace."

Bringing the display to a new low, one of the plaintiffs announced, "Look what they did to our brother in Texas, we would not allow them here...." and proceeded to hang by his hands from the back of the truck. In carrying out this stunt, he was manifestly parodying the dragging murder of James Byrd, Jr. - a black man whom three white men killed in Jasper, Texas. To the cheers of spectators, the firefighter repeated his display."
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