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Racism at Bloomberg?

And here I thought us knuckle dragging gun owners were the racists. People these days are often quick to cry racism when non exists or is intended. I’m not sure it was really intended here, but I can’t blame Blacks or Hispanics if they find these caricatures racially demeaning. I imagine it’s roughly similar to how we feel about this, this, and this.

5 Responses to “Racism at Bloomberg?”

  1. Joe Huffman says:

    Thanks for the links!

    My favorite to illustrate this point is actually the first one in the series.

  2. Asdf says:

    And yet if there were only “people without color” on that cover, nobody would have a thing to say. I’m so sick and tired of political correctness. Pointing out the “racism” of that magazine cover just makes us the same PC weenies that the leftists are.

    • Sebastian says:

      So are the cartoons that use caricatures of gun owners OK then? Or is that offensive?

      • Asdf says:

        I personally don’t care if people think of me as some knuckle-dragging, cousin-humping redneck. Gun ownership doesn’t define me. But stereotypes exist for a reason, and we certainly do have a large share of epsilon-minus semi moronic bumpkins among us. Thankfully, for every one of those idiots holding up a misspelled sign at a Tea party rally, there are ten or more imbeciles with sub-60 IQ who actually believe that Obama will pay their rent, put gas in their cars, and give them each a free “sail foam”.

        All that aside, I really don’t think that magazine cover was trying to make any sort of subliminal attack against non-whites. If anything, they were attempting to be “diverse” or something stupid like that.

        God help us all….đŸ˜¬

  3. Ronnie says:

    Nowadays, it seems that almost any depiction in the media of a non-white, and/or non-male, and/or non-straight individual in anything less than a glowing, flattering, and/or admirable portrayal will summarily be branded elsewhere in the media as racist/sexist/homophobic.

    It seems that only white, male, and straight individuals can be portrayed in the media as (insert negative portrayal here) without there being any eruptions of controversy or outrage elsewhere in the media. Here are three examples of what I mean:

    1. When a home security system company makes a TV commercial about their product and services, the actors who play the home intruders/burglars had better be all white males. If not, then this TV commercial will quickly be branded somewhere in the media as “prejudiced” against non-white and/or non-male individuals, since the media apparently wants us all to believe that non-white and/or non-male individuals NEVER EVER perpetrate the crimes of home intrusion and/or burglary.

    2. When a car insurance company makes a TV commercial about their services, if the script calls for someone to appear as being foolish, clueless, ignorant, grossly misinformed, or pathetic otherwise, so as to provide comic relief, the actors who play said comic relief had better all be white males, and definitely straight too, if the script contains any sort of material involving personal relationships. Otherwise, this TV commercial will quite likely be branded somewhere in the media as “racist”/”sexist”/”homophobic” against non-white and/or non-male and/or non-straight individuals, since the media apparently wants us all to believe that non-white and/or non-male and/or non-straight individuals NEVER EVER appear as being foolish, clueless, ignorant, grossly misinformed, or pathetic otherwise.

    3. When a financial investment company makes a TV commercial about their services, the actor who plays the role of the individual who is clueless about his own personal finances, or who has no viable plans for financing his own retirement years, had better be a white male. A male-female white couple sometimes plays this role. The role of the financially-savvy and knowledgeable individual who gives the good advice and pitches the services of the financial investment company in this commercial usually is played by a non-white and/or non-male actor. If these roles were ever reversed in a TV commercial such as this, this TV commercial will quite likely be branded somewhere in the media as “racist” and/or “sexist” against non-white and/or non-male and/or individuals, since the media apparently wants us all to believe that non-white and/or non-male individuals NEVER EVER are clueless about their own personal finances, or NEVER EVER lack viable plans for financing their own retirement years.

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