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LA Times Cries Racism! Over Michelle Obama Picture

Hits: 13251 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: 5Cats
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sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:36:39 AM
Petty, anyone can see that.
I wouldn't begin to understAnd the shades of racism may have been implied.
Sentence - 'come here boy' ( to an adult) is very racist in American South but not anywhere else.
Uppity is the reference here I think.

crudson
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:17:42 PM
Racist against French people?

YugureKage
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:39:06 PM
The arm is an issue...I don't understand that. If it weren't for the arm then it would be easier to see this as a political parody, comparing her the infamous Queen, than being blatantly racist. However, perhaps the intention of this piece was to be racist and controversial to get attention.

krw888
Male, 50-59, Canada
 157 Posts
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:52:06 AM
I'm not sure it's racist but it is very petty.
Must come from small minds.

ChrisP12
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 186 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 11:21:00 PM
What's wrong with you people? Anything critical of the Obama's is racist.

evam-9
Female, 18-29, Western US
 242 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 8:57:38 PM
it's not racism!

Oblivia
Female, 18-29, Europe
 817 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:40:54 PM
Internet is a (news) medium zombieraptur....

Racist? I don't think so! The idea behind it is fishy though, and it's poorly done.

highonhuffin
Male, 40-49, Western US
 180 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 5:25:23 PM
Not racist? Why not just put her face on the original image and call it a day? The bare, muscular ape arm proves it is racist!

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 3:03:43 PM
So, like many here, I don't find the image racist. However, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that I'm white. Therefore, I am totally not qualified to judge the racism in this picture. Sure, any person may be able to judge BLATANT racism, but there are also shades of subtle racism (and all forms of discrimination) that are offensive to the group being discriminated against without being offensive to the population as a whole. Just because it's not blatant does not mean it doesn't exist.

I don't think that, as a male, I'm qualified to definitively judge the sexism of something apparently slanted against females, nor, as a white man, do I feel qualified to judge this picture, other than to say that it's not blatantly racist. I would hope others would employ as much thought on the subject before demonstrating their ignorance so thoroughly.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24737 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 11:29:35 AM
meh,,,

zombieraptur
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 57 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 11:21:09 AM
So dumb and not racist no one buys this pooty news media thats why you are losing viewers and will continue to do so as long as we have the internet. :)

InTheNameOf
Male, 30-39, Western US
 335 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 11:17:19 AM
The interpretation is racist - but the picture is not.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 9:55:56 AM
This isn't racist at all. Stop writing sensationalist stories.

Hedkwab
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 340 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 9:42:24 AM
This is not the slightest bit racist. There are entire websites devoted to (hilariously) comparing George W. Bush to a Chimp, however one previous comic relating Obama and a monkey and everyone is crying RACISM!! The only racists left are the idiots calling things like this racist. the slimy, lying media.

diylobotomy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1828 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 9:22:50 AM
Looney Tunes was way more racist than that poo.

LemonTarte
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1451 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 8:55:32 AM
Not racist. But not clever or funny.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 8:31:50 AM
Not racist. If anything, a lot of guys should be be jealous. Did you see the guns on her?!

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1266 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 8:00:39 AM
Why the f does anyone pay these idiot to write this junk?

It makes you despair, until you realise that if this is all the left has got then Obama is screwed. For the sake of the world, thank god for that.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:45:11 AM

Poor woman. Look what living under the pressure of the White House has done to her!


LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:43:47 AM
Not racist, just stupid.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:20:31 AM
I had more fun reading the comments on that site than the article itself.

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:08:15 AM
to borrow from a previous posting:

Racism?

You keep using that word....



Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 952 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 7:04:21 AM
This is a commentary on the Obama vacations.

Anything and everything is racist if you see the world that way.


Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3199 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 6:39:50 AM
Not racist from what I can see, but then again, my opinion doesn't matter. Racism is in the eye of the beholder.

KtySpix
Male, 18-29, Canada
 621 Posts
Monday, January 09, 2012 6:23:38 AM
How is that even remotely racists? People are just bored and looking for anything to complain about.

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