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Racist clown fired after taunting African-American family

There are 48 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Sep 5, 2014, titled Racist clown fired after taunting African-American family. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

For a Tennessee family, a day at the fair ended abruptly when a clown at the dunk tank starting making racial comments. Racist clown fired after taunting African-American family For a Tennessee family, a day at the fair ended abruptly when a clown at the dunk tank starting making racial comments.

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Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#1 Sep 5, 2014
Hey Bozo,,your oversized shoe's untied,,BAM,,!!!!
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Sep 5, 2014
"Some clown forgot to proofread that lead in statement."

There's no problem in the headline of the sub head graph that I can see.

Either you're trying to be a cute racist who is intimating that "racist" means "black," or you're inbred or uneducated.

Unless you'd like to explain what you read to me.
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Sep 5, 2014
"For a Tennessee family...."

You're probably from the buybull belt.

I see you misquoted the graph, either because you're a cute, "clever" white supremacist or because you really don't know the difference between "racial" and "racist."

I suspect both those possibilities are true in your case, Jethro.
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 5, 2014
"The first thought that came to my mind when I read "Racist Clown" was Al Sharpton. "

Naturally it was. And that's telling.

Meanwhile back in reality the clown in this story was using stereotypical barbs to mock black people.

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#8 Sep 5, 2014
What's up with folks being called African- American any ways. Does that make me Irish - American? I know if I'd of been there and he would of said " hey ya little leprachaune cracker" I'd of had him fired as well. After all, this is the nation of the offended....I need another drink.

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#9 Sep 5, 2014
liam cul8r wrote:
What's up with folks being called African- American any ways. Does that make me Irish - American? I know if I'd of been there and he would of said " hey ya little leprachaune cracker" I'd of had him fired as well. After all, this is the nation of the offended....I need another drink.
http://youtu.be/aRK5rU1ZPJc
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Sep 5, 2014
"What's up with folks being called African- American any ways. Does that make me Irish - American?"

You do sound like the real victim because some people identify as African American. Poor you. And it must be horrible for you and your family that some people identify as "black" or as "people of color." Life is so hard.

And some people do identify as Irish American. A lot do. Or Italian American.

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

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Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#12 Sep 5, 2014
Marcavage s Emission wrote:
"What's up with folks being called African- American any ways. Does that make me Irish - American?"
You do sound like the real victim because some people identify as African American. Poor you. And it must be horrible for you and your family that some people identify as "black" or as "people of color." Life is so hard.
And some people do identify as Irish American. A lot do. Or Italian American.
Victim? Poor me?
I am tired of being called white, after all, I'm Caucasian. That's it, for now I preferred to be called Irish-Caucasian - American. Oh I sound politically correct at last!
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Sep 5, 2014
"Oh I sound politically correct at last! "

No, you sound racist.
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#15 Sep 5, 2014
liam cul8r wrote:
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Victim? Poor me?
I am tired of being called white, after all, I'm Caucasian. That's it, for now I preferred to be called Irish-Caucasian - American. Oh I sound politically correct at last!
Oh,,by whatever means you want to call yourself,,,,,pssstt, first of all you are an idiot.....

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Spotted World

#16 Sep 5, 2014
Dunk tank? I thought it said drunk tank. That is where most racial slurs are probably uttered.

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#17 Sep 5, 2014
Marcavage s Emission wrote:
"Oh I sound politically correct at last! "
No, you sound racist.
So
You've turned my comment into a racist comment because you sir/ ma'am are looking for a confrontation with a racist person. Because I think it's odd that if you live in America you don't just consider yourself American. Shouldn't seem racist to you. I don't care what color your skin is and it amuses me when people are so quick to use this as a retaliation. You walked right into it and replies accordingly. Thanks.

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Spotted World

#18 Sep 5, 2014
Marcavage s Emission wrote:
"Some clown forgot to proofread that lead in statement."
There's no problem in the headline of the sub head graph that I can see.
Either you're trying to be a cute racist who is intimating that "racist" means "black," or you're inbred or uneducated.
Unless you'd like to explain what you read to me.
The lede as quoted above is doubled. In the actual story, it is fine.

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#19 Sep 5, 2014
Spotted Girl wrote:
Dunk tank? I thought it said drunk tank. That is where most racial slurs are probably uttered.
So did I !

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

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Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#20 Sep 5, 2014
Parden Pard wrote:
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Oh,,by whatever means you want to call yourself,,,,,pssstt, first of all you are an idiot.....
Really ?
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Sep 5, 2014
"The lede as quoted above is doubled. In the actual story, it is fine. "

I am quite sure the poster I took for a white supremacist switched "racist" and "racial" between the sub head and his/her post of it.

I find white bigots often say, "a racial remark," when they mean, "a racist remark," but this could be class related, too.
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Sep 5, 2014
"You've turned my comment into a racist comment"

I read you post to mean you have some problem because some Americans who have black skin or African heritage like to be called African Americans. You sounded aggrieved.

Since that issue had not come up until you raised it I can't imagine how you thought you were being ironic.

Since there's nothing wrong with "African American" or "Polish American" or "Italian American" I assumed you have a little bit of a problem with how people with dark skin sometimes like to identify.

Would you feel better if we all went back to using, "negro"?

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Level 6

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#26 Sep 5, 2014
Marcavage s Emission wrote:
"You've turned my comment into a racist comment"
I read you post to mean you have some problem because some Americans who have black skin or African heritage like to be called African Americans. You sounded aggrieved.
Since that issue had not come up until you raised it I can't imagine how you thought you were being ironic.
Since there's nothing wrong with "African American" or "Polish American" or "Italian American" I assumed you have a little bit of a problem with how people with dark skin sometimes like to identify.
Would you feel better if we all went back to using, "negro"?
Whether your black, polish, Italian, French, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, Vietnamese, what ever, if your an American than your American. I honestly am not concerned with how any culture wants to identify themselves, and have no problem with what your skin color is.
Your comment " would you feel better if we all went back to using "negro"?
It makes no difference to me. I can say if I was to walk up to my friends at work and say, " how's it going D C my African American friend, I think he may be offended. We always say " what's up brother" color,( black, white, yellow, or tan )has no place in our work place, we're union brothers who look out for each other, period. We don't walk on glass worrying about offending each other.
You accused me of being racist, you were wrong.
Marcavage s Emission

Philadelphia, PA

#27 Sep 5, 2014
"Your comment 'would you feel better if we all went back to using "negro"?' It makes no difference to me."

I know it would make no difference to you. I was arguing you are a racist. Of course using the word "negro" would make no difference to you.

You tee baggrz who whine about "African American" and who cry about Black History Month, etc.,_never_ equally complain about "Italian American" or about Columbus Day parades.

And much of the Irish community in the States is only too happy to say "Irish American." And to have St. Paddy Day parades.

Go tell them to stop because you think "we're all just Americans...."

Of course it's about race and the color of people's skin.
Zebudish Bitt

Bedford, OH

#28 Sep 5, 2014
I remember Stevie Wonder had a song where he sang something about when he was a little boy with nappy hair. Can't remember what the name of the song is though. But that would be racist, no? And when blacks call each other the 'N' word, that's being racist too, no? lol

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