Late Saturday night, as I searched for some historical images for a new history book I’m illustrating, I saw that Google had finally honored farm labor icon Cesar Chavez with their “Google Doodle.”
My first thought (and tweet) was, “Brace yourselves for anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant, anti-Cesar Chavez racist hate from internet Christians on their Holy Day.” Faster than you could pull up a thousand images of the Mexican-American hero on Google Images, the harsh comments started rolling in.
As I called it, a few hateful internet Christians declared jihad on Google because it’s not a Jesus Christ Doodle or their main religious figure, the Easter Bunny (historical image below).[Mas…]
Megyn Kelly, a news model on FoxNews discussing a proposed ban on Ethnic Studies in Texas, actually said on TV that “gringo” is JUST as offensive as the N-word. That anybody over at Fox News called what they do “News” is more offensive than the “G” word.
Last I remember, the N-word is a hateful racial slur, and gringo means, well, white person, or American, or foreigner, depending where you are at, but it’s NOT a pejorative term.
So don’t sweat it, gringos. “Gringo” is about as pejorative as “Yankee” or “Americano” or any other non pejorative label. Oh, and “Yanqui.” [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from DIXIE) In a groundbreaking study just released by Atlanta’s Center for Brain Development Place, scientists have found that the more racist an individual is the less likely he or she is to comprehend satire.
In the controversial study, published in Totally Not Made Up Magazine last week, participants were asked to read an article titled “Monkey escapes from zoo, spreads poop and socialism” and then asked to comment.
Scientists found that those who believed the monkey should be taught to uphold democracy and abstain from sex before marriage but without the use of taxpayer money were 10 times more likely to be racists. [Mas…]
OK. Now that that’s out of the way, I recently rented the film Prometheus and boy did it suck. I had to check the credits and make sure David Duke wasn’t executive producer.
There are a ton of sites that discuss why this film sucks so I won’t go into those here. There are also a ton of sites that get into why film snobs like me just don’t “get it” and that’s fine – I was actually disappointed to find that Roger Ebert not only liked this film but thought it was “magnificent.” Four stars? Pfft.
This film, while visually stunning at times, is just another notch in the belt for the subtle and not-so-subtle racism that spews out of the Hollywood machine. I Googled “Prometheus racist” and found one thread that had people mocking the very notion:
Hoping to capitalize on the enormous groundswell of support they’ve generated with their new definitions of life, marriage and assault weapons, the GOP braintrust is planning to premiere a Republican Dictionary at next week’s convention in Tampa, FLA.
We got a brief peek at a draft (the “rape” definition was leaked Monday); check out the Pocho Ocho best definitions:
8. Rape: When a man loves a woman 7. Voting: What white people get to do 6. Minorities: Three-fifths of a person [Mas…]
The Boy Scouts of American today reaffirmed their policy denying membership to gay boys. But wait, there’s more! Who are the Pocho Ocho OTHER forbidden scouts? You can’t be a Boy Scout if you’re 8. Tired 7. Poor 6. Huddled, massed and/or yearning to be free
8. You can’t get pregnant if he pulls out. Take your pick of teenaged parents and ask them how this “technique” worked out for them! Safe sex, people! 7. Cut versus uncut — one is better than the other. Old country, new country, it all depends. This one could go either way, but there’s no [...]