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GM to go silent for 8 minutes,
46 seconds on Juneteenth in
support of Black community

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/17/2020 1:52:33 PM

General Motors said it will recognize Friday — the day known as "Juneteenth," which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. — with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence to support the Black community. The time frame represents the length of time a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of a Black man named George Floyd on May 25 before Floyd died. The videotaped incident has prompted weeks of protests against police brutality across the country and around the world. The news comes a day after GM's self-driving subsidiary, Cruise, said it recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday. A GM

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What does Floyd's death have to do with Juneteenth? Another meaningless virtue-signaling gesture.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 6/17/2020 2:01:42 PM (No. 447692)
OP is right. Stockholders may want to question management.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad 6/17/2020 2:02:15 PM (No. 447694)
Not good enough! I demand 8 years, 4 months and 6 hours of respectful silence about this issue from everyone in the world. I you don't comply, you are a racist. I will publish that fact, and tell your children's school friends.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 6/17/2020 2:02:38 PM (No. 447695)
There won't be an end to slavery until they abolish April 15.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HotRod 6/17/2020 2:32:36 PM (No. 447725)
It won't help you, GM. The thugs will still come against you. Besides, the union people take longer smoke breaks than that!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/17/2020 2:39:03 PM (No. 447735)
Well Thank You Government Motors. I will NEVER buy any of your trash. Happy Now?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/17/2020 2:40:09 PM (No. 447740)
Well, to be more accurate, GM will honor their biggest constituency: welfare Cadillac owners. Virtue Signaling is sort of the dog whistle for ''No Virtue Whatever.'' Where in the world but in America.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 6/17/2020 2:41:40 PM (No. 447742)
I want a VW. The diesel ones that hacked the stupid emissions test..... "Wrapped" in Stars & Bars. With loud headers. ........and a PA that plays "I sang Dixie while he died"......Dwight Yocum (SP) ?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma 6/17/2020 3:01:04 PM (No. 447768)
Geez. Was waiting for the new Denali to come out in July. so glad there are other SUV’s to choose from.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2020 3:09:29 PM (No. 447780)
Another reason to avoid ever buying any of their products.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/17/2020 3:35:00 PM (No. 447802)
Just another silly gesture. They would be gone now if Obama hadn't made the taxpayers and creditors shell out billions. My Toyota is 18 years old and I have been shopping around for something newer. I now know what brand to eliminate.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/17/2020 3:46:58 PM (No. 447812)
Stupidity
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 6/17/2020 3:47:53 PM (No. 447816)
re #1 I have no use for the current 'stock holders'. GM was stolen from the legitimate stockholders and given to the union. I would never own anything again that was made by GM.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TJ54 6/17/2020 3:50:02 PM (No. 447820)
Thank God I don't own any GM vehicles
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Reply 14 - Posted by: swarfer 6/17/2020 4:34:37 PM (No. 447860)
It was always Emancipation Proclamation Day with Abraham Lincoln honored for his actions. Juneteenth, who made this term up?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/17/2020 4:38:38 PM (No. 447866)
Cars and Trucks are awful! good for them...soooo special!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/17/2020 4:46:37 PM (No. 447870)
Damn, and the just came out with a new model ‘vette. Maybe they can paint all of them in a BLM color scheme.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/17/2020 6:45:33 PM (No. 447989)
I haven't purchased a GM product since the 70s. I guess I'll have to continue my personal boycott.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/17/2020 6:53:41 PM (No. 447999)
Phuck GM! It was the Black selling the slaves in Africa and it was the black principal slave brokers making the deal in America.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 6/17/2020 7:08:56 PM (No. 448017)
I’ve never owned a GM vehicle but I just bought my second Mini Cooper LS, 6 gear manual transmission, British Racing Green. And made in Oxford, England.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Right Time 6/17/2020 7:13:20 PM (No. 448022)
OH, PUHLEAZE! Why not call for an Black History Month plus a few more road naming?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hershey 6/17/2020 9:09:13 PM (No. 448093)
Never heard of Juneteenth until a couple weeks ago...watch, next they will want to make it into a national holiday so they can not work some more...i wonder how many pairs of work boots are worn by protestors? Not many I'll bet...places are opening back up and they need to find a job other than getting paid by democraps and Soros to riot...and as far as GM, I only buy Dodge...oh, and I just saw an ad for Sam Adams bringing out a beer with a LGBTQCRAP label...didn't watch it long enough to get the name...I used to like SA, but I'll stick with Stella or Corona or something else....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jennie C. 6/17/2020 9:19:03 PM (No. 448098)
I'm with the OP. I think virtue signalling might be the only thing I dislike more than political correctness.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 6/17/2020 9:49:59 PM (No. 448117)
Not to be picky or contentious but GM has a female CEO.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone 6/17/2020 9:56:23 PM (No. 448121)
The 8 minutes and 46 seconds likely will occur during the lunch time.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/18/2020 12:21:10 AM (No. 448173)
Good for them. In the meantime, I cannot name anything with "white" in the title. So sick of the pandering.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: kono 6/18/2020 2:09:17 PM (No. 448779)
I'll give GM the consumer silent treatment for 8 years, 46 days, in response to this tedious virtue-signaling by woke corporations.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: NYbob 6/18/2020 4:41:30 PM (No. 449006)
Oh good. Hey, that reminds me, white cars are racist, or something.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: or gate 6/19/2020 7:44:45 PM (No. 450250)
Allot of people think they should go off the air for a lot longer than that.
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