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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:51 PM

How the OK sign was twisted by trolls and acquired racist undertones

The Anti-Defamation League cautioned against rushing to judgment when someone makes the sign, because most people use it in traditional, non-racist ways.

Barack Obama has done it. So have Oprah Winfrey, Ronald Reagan, Malcolm of “Malcolm in the Middle” and Beyoncé.

But flashing the OK hand signal, in which the thumb and index fingers form a circle, has proved hazardous in recent weeks, with the Chicago Cubs banning a fan for making the gesture behind a black TV reporter, and Oak Park River Forest High School announcing it would reprint more than 1,700 yearbooks at a cost of almost $54,000 because some students were displaying the hand sign. A second local high school, Chicago’s Walter Payton College Prep, will also be reprinting its yearbook due to photographs of students making the OK sign.

What happened to the OK sign’s reputation for squeaky-clean sincerity? And how should the average person respond?

The short answer is that, starting in 2017, members of a discussion board called 4chan mounted one in a series of attempts to “troll” — or mock — liberals with a right-wing hoax, claiming that the OK sign was a symbol of white supremacy, according to Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League. The idea was that “the libs” would take up the cry that the OK symbol was racist and, in so doing, make themselves look ridiculous.

Which wasn't all that difficult.

http://www.startribune.com/how-the-ok-sign-was-twisted-by-trolls-and-acquired-racist-undertones/511015921/

Notice how the comment section has been turned off. heh

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Bob the Bilderberger Jun 8 OP
rahtruelies Jun 8 #1
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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. everybody KNOWS the real sign is left hand with thumb hooked under your belt and little finger

curled and the middle three fingers extended straight down.

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 03:44 PM

2. Circle Game!

Made ya look!



The Best was Pepe the Frog

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 12:23 AM

3. Silly propaganda against whites.

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