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Old 10-14-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Now this is my kind of Monopoly.

If this is WTLW, well forget you then. The search feature isn't working.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...s/ghettopoly_1

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By BILL BERGSTROM, Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA - Cheap Trick Avenue instead of Boardwalk? Hernando's Chop Shop instead of Reading Railroad?





Black leaders are outraged over a new board game called "Ghettopoly" that has "playas" acting like pimps and game cards reading, "You got yo whole neighborhood addicted to crack. Collect $50."


Black clergymen say the game, the brainchild of a Pennsylvania man, should be banned, and have called for a boycott of Urban Outfitters unless the company stops selling Ghettopoly in its chain of clothing stores.


Urban Outfitters has not publicly commented on the issue, and did not return a call seeking comment on Wednesday.


"If we are silent on this issue there is more of this type to come," the Rev. Robert P. Shine Sr., president of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity, said at a sidewalk rally Wednesday in front Urban Outfitters' corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.


Shine displayed the game board, with properties including Westside Liquor, Harlem, The Bronx, and Long Beach City, and squares labeled Smitty's XXX Peep Show, Weinstein's Gold and Platinum, and Tyron's Gun Shop.


Players draw "Hustle" and "Ghetto Stash" cards with directions like, "You're a little short on loot, so you decided to stick up a bank. Collect $75," and "Steal $$$ if you pass Let$ Roll."


The creator of Ghettopoly, David Chang, did not immediately answer e-mails or phone calls seeking comment about the game.


On his Web site, Chang is unapologetic, and promises that more games Hoodopoly, Hiphopopoly, Thugopoly and Redneckopoly are coming soon.


"It draws on stereotypes not as a means to degrade, but as a medium to bring together in laughter," Chang maintains, adding, "If we can't laugh at ourselves ... we'll continue to live in blame and bitterness."


But the Ghettopoly board depicts figures labeled "Malcum X" and "Martin Luthor King Jr." intentionally misspelled noted Rev. Glenn Wilson, pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.


"This is beyond making fun, to use the caricature of Dr. King in this regard," Wilson said. "There's no way that game could be taken in any way other than that this man had racist intent in marketing it."


The Philadelphia black clergy and Men United for a Better Philadelphia were just the latest to protest the game. In Chicago, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Catholic Church, called for a boycott of Urban Outfitters. In Florida, the St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (news - web sites) urged the company to stop carrying the game.


"I was outraged. We called Outfitters, we wrote them a letter, we held a press conference, but we've had no response," Pfleger said Wednesday.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:33 PM   #5
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the accused a)suspected a wtlw, and then b) posted this long-a$$ ctrl-v anyway.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:33 PM   #6
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I saw this in STUFF or MAXIM. One of them. Instead of making me look through my back issues, how about someone post the website to where I go to buy it.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:49 PM   #7
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the accused a)suspected a wtlw, and then b) posted this long-a$$ ctrl-v anyway.
I find the defendant guilty, and sentence him to 40 days' driving a Cadillac Cimarron!

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Old 10-15-2003, 10:46 AM   #8
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The Philadelphia black clergy and Men United for a Better Philadelphia

Yeah don't worry about the fact that "yo whole hood is addicted to crack", get pissed over a board game.

Typical. I guess we're running out of real problems to contend with.

Like that lady that was mad because there aren't enough "african-american" named hurricanes.

I had no idea that we as humans had gotten through all the tough issues and moved on to the trivial B u LLish. Yippee!
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Old 10-15-2003, 10:49 AM   #9
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The Philadelphia black clergy and Men United for a Better Philadelphia
Yeah don't worry about the fact that "yo whole hood is addicted to crack", get pissed over a board game.
I thought the same thing. What are they so pissed about - the board game, or that most of the stuff is TRUE!!! I mean, c'mon, people, you think the guy who made the game dreamt all this stuff up out of nowhere? The stereotype may be strong, but I believe there's a lot of truth in the basis of it.
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Old 10-15-2003, 10:58 AM   #10
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Old 10-15-2003, 11:09 AM   #11
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I'd buy that for a dollar!!!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2003, 11:16 AM   #12
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The Philadelphia black clergy and Men United for a Better Philadelphia

Yeah don't worry about the fact that "yo whole hood is addicted to crack", get pissed over a board game.

Typical. I guess we're running out of real problems to contend with.

Like that lady that was mad because there aren't enough "african-american" named hurricanes.

I had no idea that we as humans had gotten through all the tough issues and moved on to the trivial B u LLish. Yippee!
yeah, I remember that hurricane one. As one comedian pointed out, we don't because Shaniqua is not something we all can pronouce and the last thing we need is for guys to start "shout outs" on the News whenever Shaniqua is mentioned because that is his baby's mama's name.


well, it was funny the way he said it
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Old 10-15-2003, 11:22 AM   #13
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Arrghh if I see 1 more Ghettopoly post I'm gonna scream!

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Old 10-15-2003, 11:28 AM   #14
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Wish I had bought the game last week when it was $39 on their website... now its going for $55-180 on ebay. losers.
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