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Racism Reminder – Man finds racial slur on Journey’s shoe receipt

Some how I missed this story in October, so I’m posting it now (thanks to Elizabeth for bringing it to my attention).  I’m from this part of the country so, I’m not surprised.

On Oct 17, 2008, a young man went to “Journey’s” show store in Kansas City, MO (some accounts of this story say it happened in Kansas City KS…Oak Park Mall). He bought a pair of shoes and then saw an identical pair at a different store for less.? As such, he bought the identical shoes from the cheaper store and took back the original more pricey pair to Journey’s. Later on that night, as he was reviewing the receipt, he noticed that the reason for the return was “Dumb N*gger”. When he took the receipt back to the store, they didn’t even apologize but did admit that the “reason” was in the system. Click the video below to see local news coverage.

http://www.kmbc.com/video/17768384/index.html

This store is a retail chain for whom you may be a regular customer.  There is power in the almighty dollar. Just something to consider. Please pass it along…

For a listing of stores through out the country: http://www.journeys.com/store_locator.aspx

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American Idol in my hometown: Kansas City

Oh Lord, I’m so afraid.  MMMMMMM!  I just started watching.  

I know there will be a lot country music voices!!!  

Good grief…some of these people look terrible.  

Ok, ok…let me just watch.

(Watching)

8:19pm OH GOD…Why did these show all of these people screaming.

8:25pm David Cook needs to buy his mom a Real Dooney bag.  That bag is good and fake.

8:27pm Let’s change blind to death.  LOL

8:28pm God, he sounds good when he’s not screaming.  Bring it DOWN!!  [Thank God they let him in.  He needs the training…but he’ll be a killer on the mic.]

8:45pm LOL at the Banana dance.  
Wow, what is the age limit this year.  Matt, this bald guy with the beard, looks old. *watching*….oh lord “Ain’t no sunshine” is not a good choice if you don’t have a strong voice.  LOL…Randy..”Awww, Matt”.  Kara is an idiot, and so is Paula…and so is Simon.  OH, when did Simon ever go for Heart.?!?!?! What?

8:50pm Jazz, really.  “Somewhere over the Rainbow” in about 3 different keys.  Sigh.  She’s from Nebraska.  No real reflection on KC…thank goodness.  Dag, she just walked out?

8:51pm Awww, 93 year old grandma.  I hope Jessica does well *watching*
Strong voice!  Not everyone can do Janice J.  

Not cookie sisters…no lord.  no

9:00pm No rapping on American Idol.  Musiq’s Love…good choice girl…but India didn’t blow me away.

9:04pm Oh, Jamar is not playing.  He can sang!!!

Danny better be the bomb the way they are pumping up his sob story.

9:10pm Oh Lord, his wife died.  Wow, that did live up to the hype.  That is a shame.  Channel that grief…do it for your wife! *watching*
Danny has some nice raspy soul…Paula is over doing it…OH…I think they’ve been prepped.  They are saying too much.

9:13pm The Girls of Kansas City….shocking.

9:15pm NupeDog…very smart.  OH, where did he get that voice.  He can sang with his Indian self.

9:17pm Signed, sealed, deliver me, Lord from this terrible montage of singers.

[ok i’m done.  Going to listen to Oprah’s webcast on Spirituality]

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Morehouse’s first white valedictorian

I had to share this article because the guy is from my hometown, Kansas City. He’s a cutie too. One of those Spelman girls needs to try “Something New”. LOL  Oh reverse racism…you’ll see it in the article.  Sad, but…I’m not surprised.  Come on Morehouse Men…let’s try to be a little more open minded!

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Joshua Packwood knows what it’s like to be a minority. This weekend he’ll be the first white valedictorian to graduate from the historically black, all male Morehouse College in the school’s 141-year history.

Morehouse, in Atlanta, Georgia, is one the nation’s most prestigious universities of its kind. For more than a century, the school has prided itself on personifying the dream of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the school’s most notable alums, by producing “Morehouse Men” – intelligent and successful black leaders.

“Because I’m one of the only white students, it’s easy to call me ‘the white boy,’ I’m naturally going to stand out,” says Packwood.

But Packwood, 22, doesn’t stand out solely because he is white or has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. For those who don’t know him, what is surprising is that a Rhodes Scholar finalist turned down a full scholarship to Columbia University to attend the all-black men’s university.

This came naturally to Packwood, who attended a predominantly black high school.

“A large majority of my friends, like all my girlfriends have been minorities,” says Packwood. “So it was very, it was kind of strange that I always kind of gravitated to the black community.”

Packwood fit in immediately at Morehouse. His charm, movie-star good looks and chiseled physique made him popular among students. He was elected dorm president and to class council during freshmen year – and was a favorite at campus fashion shows.

Life hasn’t always been easy for Packwood. He grew up in a poor area of Kansas City, Missouri, where he says he found himself gravitating to the black community at a young age. Continue reading

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