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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 

A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks

You didn't know that Coke was for whites and Pepsi was for Blacks, did you?  Is there anything that isn't racist?  Is Bloomberg's ban on large soft drinks racist?  the NAACP thinks so.
The New York Chapter of the NAACP is now a part of the soft drink industry's lawsuit against the city over the new ban and filed a brief last week that explained why they have a dog in the fight. Recognizing the Bloomberg administration's argument that black and Hispanic neighborhoods stood to benefit most from the ban, since those communities have the highest rates of obesity, the NAACP argued, "At its worst, the ban arbitrarily discriminates against citizens and small-business owners in African-American and Hispanic communities."

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