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  •  Where is the racism (0+ / 0-)

    I do not see it. The photos were insulting at times, but I don't see how they were racist.

    The one with the watermelons in the front yard and Obama as a witch doctor, yeah. But I didn't see those in the list.

    I guess my standards are high.

    The dumb & dumber one was actually pretty funny. Actually several were good. The Urkel one & 46 y.o. virgin were clever.

    •  I am assuming you would not find this a problem? (2+ / 0-)
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      grannyhelen, Night Train

      Exaggerated portrayal of racial or ethnic characteristics is at the heart of much of the 'artwork'. And it is all racist to the core.

      In my collection of post cards I have a late 1800;s card with a black female child with spiked hair, a big grin, who is eating watermelon. Real cute. Real racist to the core. It does not have to be that obvious. The message being sent is clear in every last image, and expected to be understood by the recipients who share these racist views and stereotypes: Look, the president is a ni66er.

      If you do not understand that, then here is a great movie for you to watch sometime to get the drift of the power of such propaganda and stereotyping:

      The Eternal Jew

      And if you have to have home brew to get the point, then here you go, from the early days of film:

      Birth of a Nation

      "We must become the change we want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HeartlandLiberal on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 03:47:04 AM PDT

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      •  I've seen birth of a nation (0+ / 0-)

        And I know racism plays a role on this isue. However a drawing of Obama chain smoking cigarettes and having a panic attack is not racist. Neither is a photo of him cropped onto Steve urkel or Steve Carrell.

        The openly racist photos (the watermelon photo, the Obamacare photo) weren't in the list.

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