Curious George - Racist or not?

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Is it racist?

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    Last night I was discussing the upcoming election with a guy who called, in all seriousness, Obama Curious George. Not once, but twice.

    I thought he was being a racist and told him so, though he insisted he wasn't being a racist.

    What do you think--is calling Obama Curious George racist or not?
     
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    Might have to explain this one, not everyone knows the cartoon in question. And yes that would be a form of racism. Not just because Curious George is a monkey but because it has no bearing on Obama at all in any way form or shape EXCEPT the racial "monkey" part.
     
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    Yes very much so for the same reason Retired said! The guys was pretty much calling him a monkey and was to chicken to admit it.
     
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    Or, he could have been saying Obama doesn't realize the consequences of his actions, and he's more like a curious child that's bound to get into trouble.

    Hell.. The Curious George character is aimed at 3 year old children.. How someone can find that racist is beyond me.
     
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    Simple and you know it.
     
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    Sure. If one is looking for a reason to be pissed off, or offended...
     
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    Couldn't he of used a different cartoon character that wasn't a monkey!
     
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    Wrong. If one gets the reference one SHOULD be offended when it is directed at a black man that has NONE of the characteristics of the cartoon monkey. Obama is neither child like nor childish. He has a clear idea ( it is wrong but) of what he wants, why he wants it and what he thinks it will accomplish.

    Claiming he is any of those things would indicate to me a lame excuse to cover up a racist comment. Want to call him child like? Go right ahead, but if you use Curious George you are being insensitive and most likely down right racist.
     
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    Can't Obama get over it and quit the faux outrage?
     

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