Yet some of its members don’t seem to agree. An apparently hard-of-hearing NAACP lynch mob in Los Angeles has forced Hallmark to remove a space-themed graduation card from store shelves, because while the card’s audio component refers to “black holes”—remember, this is a SPACE-THEMED card, about OUTER SPACE, where there are BLACK HOLES—the brainiacs “representing” L.A.’s African-American community hear “black whores.” “That was very demeaning to African-American women when it made reference to African-American women as whores,” said one such genius.
Hallmark calls the outrage a misunderstanding, claiming that the space theme emphasizes the power the graduate has to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes. . . . “The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything,” explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.
Maybe, maybe not. With futures in the hands of extortionists (and idiots) who spend their evidently not very valuable time seeking and crying racism where there isn’t any, some graduates have plenty indeed to fear.