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mjyoung

In Reply To
atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 2,483
Subj: Re: Is it racist to say Obama looks like a monkey?
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 11:46:47 pm EDT (Viewed 579 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is it racist to say Obama looks like a monkey?
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 07:57:30 pm EDT (Viewed 717 times)



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    when i first clicked on the link i got a blank page, and didn't see what the article was about. now that i have, yes, i can see why blacks took offense to the toy. not that i'm saying the intention was a racists one, but still one that didn't take into consideration certain racial issues. had there been a history of whites or Jews being likened to monkeys (porch monkey, for instance) in a derogatory fashion, then yes, i would completely understand them getting upset at Bush-monkey or Stiller-monkey references.


But again, you are asking people (in this case the toy manufacturer) to take race into consideration. I disagree with that. Let's all just be color blind, and not take race into consideration. I don't think race should be important.

Now let's all hold hands.


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