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Re: names good for marketing



On Monday 03 January 2005 06:24 am, William Ballard wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 10:04:39PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Sunday 02 January 2005 07:15 pm, John Hasler wrote:
> > > Alvin Smith writes:
> > > > To put it bluntly, the issue is whether white people will accept 
a
> > > > product with a Black African "sounding" name or not.
> > > 
> > > What a loony notion.
> > 
> > Then you go to Idaho or the American southeast...
> 
> And you'll find exactly what the guy said: a few people are racist, a 
> much larger number are not.  And it's really easy to not be racist in 
> the Pacific Northwest -- there aren't any black people to be racist 
> about!  Before you start telling me about the 4% minority population 
> in Tacoma or Vancouver...

No, Couer d'Alane, ID is *quite* racist despite having only one black 
person as far as I can tell.  Scary place, I'm a Scottish white boy and 
I felt too black to be there.  CdA is home of the KKK...
 
-- 
Paul Johnson
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