June 21, 2018

“Baby Daddy” card deemed “racist” for conflating blackness and fatherlessness

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

According to a New York Times story, a woman browsing Father’s Day cards in a Dallas Target store suffered terrible grief after coming across one featuring a black couple kissing with the words “Baby Daddy” in pink cursive script.

Inside, the card said: “You’re a wonderful husband and father – and I’m so grateful to have you as my partner, my friend, and my baby daddy! Happy Father’s Day.”

“Baby daddy” refers to a child's father but can also be used in ebonics to refer to an absentee father. Evidently using the term on a greeting card that features a black couple is an outrageously offensive act that perpetuates a stereotype.

Cue the social media outrage, the subsequent apology and yanking of the greeting card.

But, where there’s smoke there’s often fire, and when it comes to fatherlessness in the black community, sadly we’re talking about a raging bonfire.

In the U.S., more than 70% of black children are born out of wedlock and the black homicide rate is almost four times the national average.

Is there a connection between the lack of strong father figures in the black community and crime?

I think there is, and it’s downright tragic.

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commented 2018-06-21 22:58:55 -0400
I’m so tired of these whiny complainers who see offense in even the simplist things. Let’s hope those low-information listeners and viewers to the media party outlets get tired of it too. I’ll pray that The Rebel gains more viewers and the lame brain media loses badly in the ratings.

By the way, why am I seeing ads on YouTube clips of The Rebel but Ezra says they’ve demonetized The Rebel? Something here doesn’t compute.
commented 2018-06-21 22:29:10 -0400
So?

Who cares if one person finds it racist.

Tell her to eff off.

And for that matter, also, tell her to prove the card wrong.

Rather than apologize to the minute percentage that is offended at everything and anything – stand tall and spit in their eye.

Blacks are the worst for screwing and leaving – they bring it upon themselves and when the truth is pointed out people get upset.

How about this instead…………..

Point out the offenders, point out the offense and then MAKE them own up to their responsibility!!

If it is offensive to them – too effing bad – truth is the truth.
commented 2018-06-21 15:06:42 -0400
- In the US fatherless families is a serious problem in the Black community. So the left are upset – not with the situation that they created but with any references to it. They don’t want to mention that Black women, by far, take the lead when it comes to abortion. They don’t want to mention the Black on Black murder rate in Democrat controlled inner cities. And they don’t want “Baby Daddy” fathers day cards. This demonstrates, once again, that the left don’t care about people – they use people as a means to acquire the power they crave.
commented 2018-06-21 14:56:43 -0400
There’s a simple solution to these liberal induced politically correct problems: Stop featuring black, muslims & other minorities as models in any ad.
commented 2018-06-21 13:46:49 -0400
If the statistics were against Whites OK then stop and search whites,same for anyone else.
Why are the real creeps not in jail. The ones selling poisonous drugs should get life. When these people are in possession of guns and drugs. Then the sob story come out about how they are from a disadvantaged community and so on.

I grew up in a poor community and getting into trouble with police meant your parents would kick your ass. To solve a problem first you have to identify it.

Before the disastrous young offenders act.
My buddy took his parents car one night. He did not know how to drive and crashed at the end of the street. It was in the paper, name, address, age for all to see.
Except for school we did not see him again for months, this was called being grounded.

Being exposed in front of all the different community,s was a great deterrent.
Enter the liebrals =records sealed (YOA)and the use of younger and younger people to commit crimes because they wont do time or have a record.