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USELESS WOODEN TOY BANTER / Re: Daryl Angel
« Last post by smokecrack on Today at 04:12:19 PM »
For a girl that is a POC and tries to front like she's all about women empowerment, she's a bit confused, wouldn't you say?

Mehh..she's silly.



She probably doesn't know about this? I do wonder, do most people in skateboarding, outside of the nerds on this site know, about this situation?

I messaged her about Daryl w/ the picture of his beaten gf, she thanked me for letting her know, and then she removed the post.
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I know who chris is but I was meaning the guy he is interviewing

I think the whole article is made up. Itís obviously supposed to be humorous but itís not that funny.
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Surprised no ones put this out yet

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tony hawk
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PHOTOS/VIDEO / Re: 2 Hour Magic - Austin, Texas
« Last post by FULTON on Today at 03:58:00 PM »
Very fun video. Austin looks super awesome also. Was fun to see the sights like I was on tour through the city
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Jesse
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Coakley
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berra
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The thing about the Indy iron cross logo is context, or the lack thereof for almost everybody but skaters and World War II buffs.
While "technically the Maltese cross blah blah blah" is factual, it is easy to see how most folks with no relation to skating would see a white guy walking around with a shirt with that logo and the word independent on it, in todays political climate, as a Neo-nazi.
Most people don't know what Independent trucks are, and aren't familiar with the history of the iron cross beyond seeing it on German planes in WWII documentaries.

Sure but it's not even recognized as either a nazi iron cross or german iron cross. Ive been wearing that logo since the 80 and no one has ever even mentioned anything about the naziism in relation to that logo. The iron cross is ubiquitous and has been mainstreamed by chopper shows and culture.

And according to the Anti-Defamation League, a jewish organization tracking racist shit said this about the iron cross:

In the United States, however, the Iron Cross also became one of several Nazi-era symbols adopted by outlaw bikers, more to signify rebellion or to shock than for any white supremacist ideology. By the early 2000s, this other use of the Iron Cross had spread from bikers to skateboarders and many extreme sports enthusiasts and became part of the logo of several different companies producing equipment and clothing for this audience. Consequently, the use of the Iron Cross in a non-racist context has greatly proliferated in the United States, to the point that an Iron Cross in isolation (i.e., without a superimposed swastika or without other accompanying hate symbols) cannot be determined to be a hate symbol. Care must therefore be used to correctly interpret this symbol in whatever context in which it may be found.


Look i hate nazis but the symbol is still a cross, one of the most basic shapes invented. And the indy logo is so far removed from nazism. If they are closeted racists when have they ever spread their ideology? cool they got a million kids to wear an iron cross, but what else? the 30 years Ive been skating they never pushed me to be racist. If it was that easy every skateboarder would have been racist, and in my experience its been the complete opposite. The Indy truck company are either really bad nazis taking money and doing business with all races, or they just created a logo that they thought looked cool.

As a kid I always knew what it was but it gave me an ick nazi vibe anyway. A lot of black kids stepped to friends for wearing Indy, even if they knew it wasn't exactly racist. One kid fucked my boy up bad for wearing an Indy hoodie. This was early-mid 90s
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Skate Questions / Do you skate worse when being filmed?
« Last post by HHH on Today at 03:46:49 PM »
Sometimes I fuck up tricks more as I try to land them faster to save the hassle for the filmer. However otherwise I would land stuff good.
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