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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    There is an old joke that says if black is beautiful that my feces is a masterpiece.

    The cartoon can be viewed as racist because it subtly plays on the notions of Obama's skin color, chocolate and feces.
    I figured that this is why you identified it as racist. I thought of that as well, but I also find that the chocolate vs. feces comparison is also just an easy way to make a point about how seemingly "sweet" policies are actually crap. The same cartoon could easily be used for a White politician and doesn't rely on race to make it's point. That's what I don't believe that it's racist. I see where you're coming from though, particularly since modern racism is often subtle and relies on plausible deniability.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I figured that this is why you identified it as racist. I thought of that as well, but I also find that the chocolate vs. feces comparison is also just an easy way to make a point about how seemingly "sweet" policies are actually crap. The same cartoon could easily be used for a White politician and doesn't rely on race to make it's point. That's what I don't believe that it's racist. I see where you're coming from though, particularly since modern racism is often subtle and relies on plausible deniability.
    Exactly. It's the plausible deniabilty that makes it possible for people to get away with it.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Exactly. It's the plausible deniabilty that makes it possible for people to get away with it.
    The fact that it's so "subtle" that it's meaningless is what makes it so cunning and insidious. Of course.
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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Some time ago this cartoon appeared with a George Will column. Is this cartoon racist?

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    This cartoon is metaphorically saying that the president see's his actions as being good, while others (mainly Conservatives) see the presidents actions as being bad.

    Only a racist would see this cartoon as being racist. It is a shallow assumption that chocolate and feces are the same color as the president. Nothing in the cartoon makes such a assumption. If you look Obama's skin is a different tone than the darker objects. If the objects and Obama were jet black and Obama was drawn in a racist way then it would have been a racist cartoon. But it was not.

    SO I voted no it is not racist.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Only a racist would see this cartoon as being racist.
    Or someone who is aware that Black skin color is sometimes referred to as "chocolate" and that anti-Black racists have historically compared Black skin color to feces. While I share your perspective that the cartoon is not racist, there is certainly historical precedence for taking the opposite view.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Is this thread about suspected racism in a cartoon, or is it about right wingers, and rhetoric and ethics?
    It's about a desperate attempt to project racism and nothing else. MS is a closet racist who can't face his own racism. Most people wouldn't even think about the association he's projecting, but he sees it right away. Say "chcocolate", "tar baby", "dark", etc. and MS automatically jumps to "black". It's an ingrained reaction that shows his racism and since he can't accept that he's a racist, he tries to assuage his guilt by projecting it on others. It's a common trait among racist liberals (fortunately there aren't that many of them, unfortunately the ones that are seem to very vocal).
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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    It's about a desperate attempt to project racism and nothing else. MS is a closet racist who can't face his own racism. Most people wouldn't even think about the association he's projecting, but he sees it right away. Say "chcocolate", "tar baby", "dark", etc. and MS automatically jumps to "black". It's an ingrained reaction that shows his racism and since he can't accept that he's a racist, he tries to assuage his guilt by projecting it on others. It's a common trait among racist liberals (fortunately there aren't that many of them, unfortunately the ones that are seem to very vocal).
    That's a reach.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Obama turns everything into **** and **** is always some shade of brown ... call it a scientific & empirical coincidence that he is too.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    I can't see any feasible way someone could call that cartoon racist

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    I don't suppose that it means anything to MS that there are 26 votes and that he's still the only one that sees "racism" in this cartoon.



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