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Old 01-05-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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I baked a cake at work a couple of days ago that I named the African Queen after the movie with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It's an orange flavored cake with orange infused icing on top of it. I thought it was a good name for it. Well, my aunt who is also my boss wanted me to change the name because people might get the wrong idea. I thought it was pretty stupid. I mean, it's not like I made a chocolate with chocolate and named it that. I just did what I was told and renamed it Clockwork Orange cake.

What do you guys think about it???
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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people are WAY too sensitive and politically correct about racism towards blacks. it seriously drives me crazy. some (not necessarily anyone on this board) would read this very post and jump all over me for referring to them as blacks instead of african americans. of course no one ever has a problem with referring to caucasians as whites. these people claim they just want "equality", but play it out like the black race is sacred and above all the rest.

with all that said, it may be smart of your aunt to not want that name, so that she doesn't have to put up with anything ridiculous.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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I would have kept the African Queen name. There is nothing offensive about it at all. If someone took offense, then it's their problem, not yours. There are too many crybabies in this country.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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people are WAY too sensitive and politically correct about racism towards blacks. it seriously drives me crazy. some (not necessarily anyone on this board) would read this very post and jump all over me for referring to them as blacks instead of african americans. of course no one ever has a problem with referring to caucasians as whites. these people claim they just want "equality", but play it out like the black race is sacred and above all the rest.

with all that said, it may be smart of your aunt to not want that name, so that she doesn't have to put up with anything ridiculous.

i agree completely. i also get annoyed beyond belief when people claim every reference to race/ethnicity/nationality is "racism". i was talking about degrassi with my friend and he wasn't familiar with one of the characters by name (hazel), and i said "she's the black girl who is friends with paige." and he screamed out (completely serious too) "OMG UR LYKE, RACIST ~*~*~*" if there was a white person in a crowd of black people, would it be racist to refer to them as "the white person" as a point of reference? i doubt it. there are so many double standards when it comes to this, and people seem to forget what racism really is.

there was a kid at my work who thought the manager was racist toward him because he's black and i said "instead of complaining about something that isn't even a problem, why not do something about the genocide in sudan? that actually IS racism." and he didn't say anything.
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What would happen if someone brought a white cake with chocolate icing and they called it "The Jazz Singer" cake?

Now that would be wrong. In our family, we would use Italian slurs, but only for fun.

We forgot to laugh at ourselves as human beings and if we took everything seriously, we would be all Stiffy Stiffersons.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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What would happen if someone brought a white cake with chocolate icing and they called it "The Jazz Singer" cake?

Now that would be wrong. In our family, we would use Italian slurs, but only for fun.

We forgot to laugh at ourselves as human beings and if we took everything seriously, we would be all Stiffy Stiffersons.

Are you a haddock smacking wop like me???
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Are you a haddock smacking wop like me???

I'm half Mafia wop and half drunken Irish. You don't want to get me mad!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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I am going to let yall in on a little secret.

Us black folks are a very sensitive race of people

I'll give you a couple of examples:

During the election people were whining that some of the attacks Senator McCain made about Obama were racist. Wrong, its politics and its called mudslinging, all politicians do it and this would happen even if Obama were white.

Remember when that guy from Seinfeld said n***** in his routine, and how black people got bent out of shape. Every black comedian I have ever heard from Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphey, Bernie Mack and D.L. Hughly have made fun of white people, but white people just laugh at it.

See what I am getting at.

Frankly I dont find the cake and the name offensive at all. Keep the name "the African Queen". Anybody gives you and grief, send them to me.
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^ Not to mention Redd Foxx...how many times was the "n-word" used on Sanford & Son?? Anyway, this world is WAY too PC...and I can't stand it.
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I don't get the reference AT ALL? Was it the orange colour or just the name? If it was the colour, since when has a black person ever been called "orange"???? If it was just the name - that's absolutely NUTS. My God, has it really come to THAT point?


So what now, am I supposed to go postal if someone brought in a Cracker Cake (made from soda crackers and it actually tastes like apple pie - but that's besides the point).


Ya know what? Screw 'em altogether! Bake the damned cake, name at whatever the hell you want and don't bring one into work ever again! Save your energy for your "politically incorrect" friends. Geez....
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i'd also like to point out not all africans are black, so how would someone know the name 'african queen' isn't referring to a white south african or an arab from algeria or somalia, for instance?
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I don't get the reference AT ALL? Was it the orange colour or just the name? If it was the colour, since when has a black person ever been called "orange"???? If it was just the name - that's absolutely NUTS. My God, has it really come to THAT point?


So what now, am I supposed to go postal if someone brought in a Cracker Cake (made from soda crackers and it actually tastes like apple pie - but that's besides the point).


Ya know what? Screw 'em altogether! Bake the damned cake, name at whatever the hell you want and don't bring one into work ever again! Save your energy for your "politically incorrect" friends. Geez....



I got to admit I have been called a lot of names in my time, but nobody has ever called me orange lol
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:23 PM   #13
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I got to admit I have been called a lot of names in my time, but nobody has ever called me orange lol


EXACTLY! The only people I would ever call "orange" would be the white chicks who buy that God-awful "self tanning" garbage that does make them orange.


Funny side story: If anything, I'm so naive, and I guess "colour blind", that when I was working in sales, we would have major chain customers visit our head office and showroom. There's a camera chain in Canada, called Blacks Cameras (you see where I'm going now....). Well we would usually shorten a good, long customer's name. (for example, Shoppers Drug Mart would be Shoppers or SDM). I used to have parking spots reserved for our VIP visitors. Sure enough, I got reminded one day of sensitivity when I printed off signs saying, "Reserved For Blacks". No kidding - true story. I didn't even think. LOL
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People give cakes names now?
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:41 AM   #15
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Well, I forgot to tell you all this but the same exact day I put the African Queen out for sale I made Atticus Finch cake. It was a white cake mix with chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, chocolate sprinkles and a hug candy in the middle. An homage to who I think is the most influential fictional character of all time. Yep, call me Jim Crow.
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