Animal shelter stops `Black is Beauti...

Animal shelter stops `Black is Beautiful' program

There are 56 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 12, 2008, titled Animal shelter stops `Black is Beautiful' program. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

An animal shelter pulled the plug on a program promoting the adoption of black cats and dogs after criticism that the event would have taken place the same week as a holiday commemorating freedom for enslaved ...

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Ken in Aurora

San Jose, CA

#1 Jun 12, 2008
PC run amuck...
Lisa

Maysville, KY

#2 Jun 12, 2008
I don't really get it. One has nothing to do with the other.
Working Hard

Hopkinton, MA

#3 Jun 12, 2008
I don't get it either. Why do people buy into this BS. Because this has been twisted in to a "black thing" again, some pets will not be adopted.
BMJ

United States

#5 Jun 12, 2008
Agreed. Dogs and cats with black coats are overlooked for the color of their coats, not their skin.
This has nothing to do with human race issues, and NAACP has better things to do with their time, money, and attention.
Moonbat

Corning, NY

#6 Jun 12, 2008
BMJ wrote:
Agreed. Dogs and cats with black coats are overlooked for the color of their coats, not their skin.
This has nothing to do with human race issues, and NAACP has better things to do with their time, money, and attention.
"NAACP has better things to do with their time, money, and attention", No they don't.
David in Lakeview

Stamford, CT

#7 Jun 12, 2008
Some people just need to feel victimized...even at the expense at attempts to adopt out these wonderful animals.
Joe

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 12, 2008
Whatever. People are too easily offended.
Beth

United States

#9 Jun 12, 2008
People really need to relax a little. Why can't this shelter run a promotion saying that "Black is Beautiful"? Isn't Black Beautiful? What kind of message are you trying to send by making such a big issue with this? I thought this was America, you know the Land of the Free. Why can't two different groups do two different types of things in the same week without causing a big stink about it?
John Delente

Hammond, IN

#10 Jun 12, 2008
How stupid is this. I don't want to see any more mafia movies,any more movies with white people,

Since: Sep 07

Aurora, IL

#11 Jun 12, 2008
This has to be one of the most asinine things the NAACP has complained about yet. When is this PC crap going to stop so people can get back to living their own lives. I am tired of worrying that the PC police are going to come and attack me every time I say or do something.
Venus

Newington, CT

#12 Jun 12, 2008
The poor black community, once again victimized by some imaginary demon. What does the promotion of a very good cause have to do with them other to keep drawing attention to their imagined plight.

Animals with black coats make wonderful pets. I have 3 black cats that I took in for the very reason that people don't want them because of some moronic superstition.
Working Hard

Hopkinton, MA

#13 Jun 12, 2008
Truth is we are all sick of it but all it takes is one "minority" to start spouting BS, in this case Nelson Linder from NAACP, and our politicians, courts and individuals start doing back flips. When is this going to stop!!

Is there anyone reading this discussion thread that does agree with Nelson Linder? NO! And if they are they know how ignorant they are and will not say anything.
Ernie Puto

United States

#14 Jun 12, 2008
Are we becoming an idiotic nation or what?
Moonbat

Corning, NY

#15 Jun 12, 2008
John Delente wrote:
How stupid is this. I don't want to see any more mafia movies,any more movies with white people,
I'm begging you all not to waste you time responding to Mr. Delente.
AvgJoe

Hampshire, IL

#16 Jun 12, 2008
What, does the NAACP have a trademark on the color "black"? Any time any one mentions that color, in any context, they need to approve it? Adopting animals has nothing to do with race. Why should they care about this?
Gene Tierney

AOL

#17 Jun 12, 2008
Black is a color. There is only one black crayon in a box of 64.

Will the PC Police now target crayon manufacturers because of this?

Adopt a shelter pet!
Leximou

United States

#18 Jun 12, 2008
May the fleas of a thousand black cats take up residence at NAACP headquarters. If nothing else, it will give them something to do for a while beside nit-pick.*grin*
Dog Lover

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 12, 2008
If nothing else, these poor NAACP victims (yes, I'm kidding) have just helped publicize the plight of black cats and dogs. Shelters and rescues have to do what they can on shoestring budgets. This promotion sounded like a great way to raise awareness of these wonderful pets.

So the fact that there are so many black animals in shelters, and they're usually the last to be adopted has "no basis in reality?" Well, no basis in THEIR reality, perhaps. We've known for a long time that these people are living in another world anyway. Maybe Jesse and Al can band together and take up this noble cause. It's obvious people are discriminating against the dogs because they're BLACK!(kidding again...)
Lana

AOL

#20 Jun 12, 2008
Next thing is the ACLU will get involved and want to sue the shelter. I am so sick of the BLACK
community getting all upset about stupid things and reading between the lines and coming up with meaningless crap to complain about. Better hope Obama doen't get into the White House because no one will dare make a joke or critize him like they do President Bush, it will start a riot for sure.
Roy

Austin, TX

#21 Jun 12, 2008
This is just a bad coincidence and bad timing. June 19th(juneteenth) in Texas is a huge black holiday when the slaves in Texas found out that they were free..better late than never. Anyways, I don't see it as a big deal. Linder isn't as bad as other NAACP leaders though.

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