If You Thought the Cartoon was Racist...

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by PoliticalChic, Feb 25, 2009.

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    House votes to approve Captive Primate Safety Act after chimp attack | L.A. Unleashed | Los Angeles Times

    Yesterday, I read a multitude of posts from our friends of the liberal persuasion, incensed over the NY Post cartoon.

    Don't think I don't take your posts seriously! I've learned from them. I'm hereby asking everyone on this board to fax, phone, email Congress about their insensitivity in bringing up chimps again.
     
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    I get the joke, but racism can be more of a sensitive topic than you may realize. If you have never heard of racist references to apes/monkees/etc. being used at those of African ethnicity, then your post makes sense.

    Otherwise, it just sounds like a tasteless joke.
     
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    Often, racism like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I don't believe for a moment that the majority who wrote in yesterday about the cartoon that it was racist. On the contrary, it's the usual "I am the victim, you have to apologize."
     
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    I would be concerned as to how this affects service monkeys, if at all. Yep, you heard me, service monkeys.
     
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    Congress wasting time with dumb laws is more the issue here. Everytime something bad happens they have to pass another dumb law? It reminds me of a town I lived in where every illogical traffic sign had to do with some idiot having an accident. Now for no reason you can't turn left onto a street that led to my house because somebody crashed there. Now you have to go through the coffee shop parking lot instead or come from the other direction. It's more dangerous now. Idiots. Are they going to outlaw chihuahuas on sidewalks when one bites an ankle too?

    Comparing Obama to the chimp that maimed that person seems racist. Though Bush was compared to a monkey too. Maybe we just have a tendency to elect presidents with pronounced ape-like features.
     
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    This White boy thought the cartoon not only racist, but anti-American, too.

    Call me overly sensitive, but I think there's something inappropriate when a major paper jokes that cops should kill the POTUS, regardless of what it portrys the POTUS as.
     
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    Her cookies are to die for though. :lol:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Once again RETARD it was not about the President it was about the Bill and the Congress. And it did not mean we should kill any people, it meant we should have killed the bill. For being so smart you liberals sure are stupid as shit.
     
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    I'm not a liberal and I believe even if it wasn't intended to portray the president, it was easy for it to be taken that way. The cartoon was in poor taste and never should have been printed.
     

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