Racist Soap

Posted on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 9:43 am

While Christmas shopping in Noblesville with my sister-in-law, Karen, I happened upon something shocking and sad. A vendor in Logan Village Mall, a location of about 40 shops on the town square, is selling racist soap.

“Kolored Kids Soap,” “Spook Soap,” “Coon Chicken Soap” — you get the idea. When I brought this issue to the attention of the women at the counter, I was told they “sell a lot of it,” and that the vendor is aware that “some people” find the soap offensive. (But they were glad I nevertheless purchased items from other vendors.)

That such products exist and ostensibly are popular in our so-called “post-racial” racist society is beyond me. If I were black, the message I would take away from a visit to the mall and to Noblesville is: “We serve whites only.”

Under the pretext of “Black Americana,” this stuff is being sold with all the same nostalgia and disregard for humanity as memorabilia about Japanese concentration camps. Unbelievably, you can find a lot of it online. By allowing these products into their midst, the mall owners are culpable, as is the community of Noblesville, for providing legitimacy for racist behavior.

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47 comments

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December 9th, 2010 at 3:24 am
 2 
tom:

You are such a loser.
why don’t you just move to Iraq or Iran where they don’t have the freedom which people such as yourself are trying to take away.
Always sticking your nose into places that it don’t belon.
If you don’t like the material that is in a shop, then DON’T GO INTO THAT SHOP ANYMORE.
Really quite simple, isn’t it?
Seems like with your education, you could figure that one out.
Loser!

December 9th, 2010 at 5:49 am
 3 
MRK:

why is this worth writing about?

December 9th, 2010 at 11:30 am
 4 
Kelly:

Why is anything worth writing about? I found it offensive. I find other things beautiful or otherwise remarkable. And I write about them.

December 9th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
 5 
Johny:

I don’t know what is sadder, if the fact that someone’s life is so dull that the hype of the day is the name of a soap, or the fact that somebody isn’t free to brand his product however he/she wants to.

Seriously, the soap could be a joke, could be ironic towards racism, could be simply because the creator has racial beliefs. Who cares?

As long as it doesn’t harm anyone, people are entitled to have whatever preferences they have, and if that hurts the sensibilities of a system pawn like Kelly, well, too bad.

December 11th, 2010 at 1:40 am
 6 
Jim:

So who exactly is harmed by this soap? Some people obviously find it whimsical, who are you to judge what can bring someone joy? I’m sure no one is buying it out of hate or spite. Just because you find it offensive, it doesn’t mean you have the right to impose your value system on others, especially since no one is being harmed. Butt out!

December 11th, 2010 at 1:58 am
 7 
Jolly Roger:

Sounds like a good place with which to do business.

December 11th, 2010 at 2:13 am
 8 
1st-Amendment American:

If someone is offended by the products this man wishes to sell, then they should take their dollars elsewhere. That’s how it’s done in a ‘free’ country.

December 11th, 2010 at 3:35 am
 9 
krista:

so if they had a confederate flag in there would you be yipping at that. I find it offensive that you would try to hurt the sales of a hard working business man. I really hope they dont quit selling and displaying vintage items (reproduction items) just because its offensive. This is America what may be offensive to you, might be history to someone else….by the way are you black, gay or any of the things the soap implied, if not..how does this offend you. You would have no clue what it would be like to be offended by that unless you could relate. I think if you want to get serious, you might want to ban history books, certain syrups, and saltines (im white, and cracker offends me) please if you are going to blog..dont be negative, do your research…that is a vintage shop, you have gone too far!!

December 11th, 2010 at 6:56 am
 10 
Robert:

You’re an idiot. Leave that man alone.

December 11th, 2010 at 7:18 am
 11 
Redeemer:

This is sky-high rhetoric. And Kelly, you didn’t merely “write” about it. You filed a complaint with Logan Village Mall, lobbied Fox to do a peice on it, were interviewed by Fox and went so far as to publically condemn the entire town of Noblesville for one shop owner selling items that you found offensive.

I find you offensive. May we have your blog closed down, please?

December 11th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
 12 
Susan:

Ms. Kelly,

Do you have anything better to do with your time? If I had been that shop owner, I would have made one request for you to get yourself out of my shop and then proceeded to call mall security on you.

You are offended over bars of soap? Do you realize how stupid you look? Who can take you and your journalism seriously?

Do some real investigation. Look up the Dept. of Justice crime statistics regarding black on white crime and black on black crime. Compare those statistics to white on black crime and white on white crime. Then come back agaom and tell us how “offended” you are about bars of soap.

What you did by loitering in that man’s store expressing your ridiculous opinion is that you set him up to have his life and his business ruined. Your actions are inexcusable.

You are pathetic, you aren’t trustworthy, you are not truthful. You don’t even deserve to be called an American. In fact, you should go live in a third world black ghetto and enjoy the crude and violent culture there. Even in America, let’s see you move to a black neighborhood. You will soon see how much they hate and despise you.

Susan

December 11th, 2010 at 7:34 pm
 13 
Elaine:

I find you to be offensive because you have nothing better to do than to pick on an old man and his soap. If you are really sincere in helping the black man why don’t you put your money where your big mouth is and go live in the ghetto with them and help them first hand. Stopping a few bars of soap from being sold only accomplishes one thing…. you’re an idiot with nothing better to do. Do you really think the black community cares about your little agenda? Wake the hell up stupid.

December 11th, 2010 at 8:41 pm
 14 
Jiggy:

I don’t find this soap offensive, I find the 70,000 yearly Black on White rapes offensive, as white women are being racially targeted by your people of color.

By the way, I just bought 3 of these for Christmas, thanks for the great idea!

December 11th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
 15 
byron:

Next, please go to your local grocery store and throw a tantrum about all of the magazines on the shelves that are only for black people. Like Blactress, Black Hair, Jet, Ebony, etc…

December 11th, 2010 at 10:24 pm
 16 
Kufukahn:

Who cares? Get over it. I doubt that an inanimate object can be racist.

December 12th, 2010 at 2:46 am
 17 
Huey Walker:

Get a life, lady. This was real soap that was sold. They’re antiques. Find something more substantal to be outraged about. Libtards….

December 12th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
 18 
Steve:

You know what, it’s just soap, and I really don’t care if a few dumb coons are offended by it.

December 13th, 2010 at 9:19 am
 19 
DJ Shiva:

It’s worth writing about because while everyone wants to declare us to be in “post-racial” times, it is very clear that race continues as a division point in this country.

We live in a state that was the numerical center of the KKK in the early 20th century. This is worth writing about because even though some great strides have been made, it is seemingly still acceptable to use blatantly racist images without much fear of reprimand or boycott.

December 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
 20 
Ben Dover:

Kelly, you have a BAD case of liberal white guilt, you are a typical self hating white liberal. Why do you find the soaps offensive??? Are you black?? No.

December 13th, 2010 at 9:45 pm
 21 
dave:

What is your problem!!! about twenty years ago nobody would have said any thing!! get a life and leave the shopkeep along!

December 15th, 2010 at 7:48 am
 22 
Wyatt:

Learn to take a joke. Also your writing is a joke.

December 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm
 23 
Mike:

I was just wondering if you were going to blog about anything important.

December 15th, 2010 at 7:33 pm
 24 
DaveNotmyrealname:

If you think soap is an issue, I invite you to BattleCam… CRAZY

December 15th, 2010 at 10:52 pm
 25 
DaveNotmyrealname:

Thats a website, btw

December 15th, 2010 at 10:52 pm
 26 
John:

Hey, you know what sounds like a great idea? Being oversensitive and preventing America from moving on. Yeah, that’s right, YOU’RE the one that’s preventing us from moving on. Why? Because people like you can just leave it alone and move on. If people like you chose not to be offended and just looked at it from a historical perspective, this wouldn’t matter in the least and we could stop whining about what happened in the past.

You know what makes our country great? Capitalism. And if these bars of soap are selling, then that man is doing way more for our great country than you ever will.

Grow up.

December 15th, 2010 at 11:56 pm
 27 
Kelly Kingrey:

If a black person sold CRACKER SOAP or Honkey Soap..people would find it funny..stop looking for racism..its funny.

December 16th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
 28 
Nordic God:

If you’re so offended over a few bars of soap why don’t you write about how black on white crime is rampant in the USA. You should be extremely offended by the amount of black men raping and murdering white women each year.

Bars of soap – what a piece of fluff.

December 17th, 2010 at 4:10 am
 29 
Richard:

Interesting. I am certain that this soap wasn’t making national news. So I suspect you went looking for reasons to harass folks. You must be so proud of your self righteous, holier than thou attitude that you can attempt to put a good, honest hard working American out of business.
You should be ashamed of yourself for shutting the door on history, attempting to deny this man his basic freedoms in lieu of your failed ideology. You are a marxist failure.

December 17th, 2010 at 4:33 am
 30 
John Stein:

why are you deleting comments from here? If you can dish it out then you need to be able to take critcism as well.

December 17th, 2010 at 6:06 am
 31 
FirstAmendment:

Who here supports the 1st Amendment?

December 17th, 2010 at 11:29 am
 32 

“Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.” –Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:72

December 17th, 2010 at 1:41 pm
 33 
Paul:

I notice from your “resume” most of your “clients” are jews…surprise surprise! Bet they love your propaganda!

December 17th, 2010 at 1:52 pm
 34 
STEELWOLVES:

How much does this soap cost?

December 17th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
 35 
Freeheart:

Kudos to the vendor for standing up to the tyranny of political correctness and promoting freedom of expression amongst those who joyfully celebrate it!

December 17th, 2010 at 4:52 pm
 36 
john:

why are you so afraid of criticism?

December 19th, 2010 at 3:23 am
 37 
Edda:

This idiot White liberal finds soap offense, Yet I don’t see her writing about “Beat Whitey Night” or the murder and torture of Shannon Christian and Christopher Newsome. Google the above and you will see what real hate and racism looks like.

December 23rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm
 38 
Edda:

Number 33: Yeah, they probably gave their Shiksa a pat on the back over this story.

December 23rd, 2010 at 5:10 pm
 39 
Jason:

political correctness is dying, right along with the economy.

this lady is an opportunistic scumbag, SHOVE YOUR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS DOWN YOUR THROAT!

December 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 pm
 40 
bill:

Kelly,
I am offended by you. Since you offend me, do us all a favor and remove yourself from the face of the earth

December 23rd, 2010 at 7:46 pm
 41 
Concerned:

Typical, this white traitor cries and whines because a piece of soap might offend blacks. Tell me Kelly, do you cry when blacks are racist to whites? No, infact, you probably nod your head and say “Yeah, us whites are evil racists!”

Guys, it is no use trying to reason with self-hating whites like Kelly. She has it in her mind that she has to defend non whites while criticizing her own race.

December 23rd, 2010 at 8:23 pm
 42 
Rake:

Being “post-racial” is like being “post-reality.” Ain’t gonna happen.

And really, this blog is lame even by the usual femi-leftoid standards.

December 23rd, 2010 at 8:27 pm
 43 
Geoffrey:

Good gawd, this woman is pathetic beyond comprehension.

December 23rd, 2010 at 10:11 pm
 44 
buckwheat:

Typical progressive. They can always find something to complain about. They can’t actually create jobs so they have to go out and try and destroy jobs.
You’re a serious drama queen. Leave that man alone. Get a cat, get hobby, or just get a life.
Like others have already stated, if you can’t handle living in a free country, move to Iran, Saudi Arabia, or North Korea.

December 24th, 2010 at 5:42 am
 45 
Justin Martz:

This “hate” you speak of isn’t directed toward the soap, the man selling it, or “blacks” in general. It’s directed straight at YOU for being such a useless wart on the backside of humanity. You feel ashamed for not having a REAL job so you have to try to make people who do lose theirs? As has been stated numerous times already on here, I’m going to tell you too to GET A LIFE, liberal loser.

December 24th, 2010 at 7:49 am
 46 
JenkemTheTopBanana:

Did you find the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom by 5 black animals “offensive”? How about the murder of 12 year old white girl Emily Elizabeth Haddock also by 5 black animals? What about the rape of progressive liberal white woman Amanda Kijera in Haiti from the feral blacks she went over there to help? If you didn’t find any of these black crimes offensive I fail to see why you’d find a black caricature on a bar of soap offensive. Well actually I don’t “fail” to see why. What I see is that you’ve got your priorities mixed up lady.

December 24th, 2010 at 1:07 pm
 47 
Bill:

The guy found a niche and used it. People that read Stormfront don’t normally use soap, but this is something that will make those rank-smelling rednecks easier to tolerate.

December 27th, 2010 at 5:49 am

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