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NASCAR driver loses sponsor because of his dad's racist remark...from before he was born

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  1. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Conor Daly's Lilly sponsorship decals removed because of father's use of racial slur in 1980s


    Something tells me the this strategy to avoid "distractions" is going to backfire. Good. The only reason absurd shit like this happens is because there are a lot of horrible racists out there who want it to happen. They think to themselves when they see these sorts of headlines, "Good". They perceive others as racists, and themselves as enlightened fighters combating racism.

    It almost comes off to me as a cover for firing the father. He also shouldn't lose his job. It's absurd. If liberals think this is justice, and are going to ostracize someone for something he said 30 years ago, then how in the hell can any Democrat support propositions like California's own Prop 47?
    California Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative (2014)

    Or Bills like this one?
    California Bills Seek to Ease Hiring of Ex-Convicts

    #BLM itself has declared its central policy ambitions:
    https://policy.m4bl.org/reparations/
    https://policy.m4bl.org/end-war-on-black-people/
    https://policy.m4bl.org/political-power/
    This is the very movement driving these sorts of campaigns to see men like this fired, and their livelihoods/reputations destroyed by dredging up unsavory rhetoric or remarks from the past. Its leaders are the champions of the race police who carry out these political assassinations in the private sector.

    Who the fuck are you, #BLM, to demand forgiveness? Consummate hypocrites.
     
  2. Clippy Do I amaze you?

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    This shit's getting out of control - seriously WTF
     
  3. TheLinguist You’ve yee’d your last haw Banned

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    Guilty by association, nothing new for the states
     
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    How many people do you think were planning to stop using their insulin over this? Ballpark number?
     
  5. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    Thread seems a bit of an overreaction to an overreaction.

    They're a Diabetes care company. They don't want the association and bad PR.
    As the POTUS has discovered, what you say on a recorded medium can come back at you.
     
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    lol ex convicts? committing a crime is OK, but saying something 30 years ago isnt? if the driver was of different color or a woman, they wouldnt even talk about it.
     
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    More like guilty by insimination.
     
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    Stupid response, but I have no idea where people come across this shit
     
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    The POTUS got elected in spite of what he said on a recorded medium, but this isn't even that; this guy didn't say anything, his dad did before he was born. And this is a pharmaceutical company, people aren't going to stop using their insulin because something somebody's dad said 30 years ago. Its absurd.
     
  10. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    You make good points.
     
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    To be honest it's a smart move by Lilly Diabetes. The current media landscape is just chomping at the bit to try and ruin people whenever they can attribute racism to anything. Lilly Diabetes would be getting hate mail and death threats for NOT pulling their sponsorship had they not made this choice, so they're in a no-win situation. I have no issue with them just getting away from the media fervor here and trying to focus on their primary purpose which is diabetes research and healthcare.
     
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    I agree, but better to just remove themselves from the hoopla over this absurd bullshit, than to have to launch their own media campaign to try and prove they're not supporters of racism.
     
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    That would be a sweet porn name.

    Especially for an actress in the amputee fetish genre.
     
  14. pinger Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Like a pre conception Minority Report.

    Pre-Cum Pre-Crime.
     
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    Reported.

    jk dat was funny af
     
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    If we take the sins of the father far enough back we are all guilty.
     
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    Streisand Effect is gonna see to it that Lilly feels the pain.
     
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    Within the social justice movement, there is this idea that white people need to repent for the sins of their ancestors. So I'm not surprised this happened.
     
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    You cannot repent for your ancestor's sins. You can only repent of your own sins. That is the Biblical view of repentance.
     
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    But the left freaks out when James Gunn gets fired

    How could it possibly end wrong for other people eventually
     

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