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September 2, 2009

Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins apologized for showing a little racism in a forum last week when she stated republicans are in search of their Great White Hope.

Conservative satirist Paul Shanklin got his racist freak on with a little ditty called “Barack the Magic Negro”. The song’s bad enough; the thousands of hateful comments all over YouTube are even more disturbing.

And of course, how can we forget the number one poster in the land, Obama as The Joker:

obama-joker

A great excuse to paint our President as a despicable villain while also portraying him in white-face.

With Texans calling for secession, angry folks drawling, “I want MY America back!”, the Birther movement, Rush Limbaugh repeating the line that Obama’s an “angry black man”, and Glenn Beck’s assertion that “Obama is a racist”; it’s clear that Jim Crow-era racism is alive and well. Only difference is, these people no longer wear hoods…

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2009 4:30 pm

    You do know that the Obama-Joker poster image was created by a 22 year-old Palestinian-American Liberal (a Kucinich supporter of all things) who’d probably never heard of white face?

    Sometimes the Joker is just the Joker.

    As for the “Magic Negro” – read the lyrics and background of the song. It is nothing like what you’ve been falsely told it was.

  2. September 2, 2009 4:38 pm

    I research before I write. Do you really believe that the millions of Americans who have that poster care who created it?
    And I know about Shankiln – more than I care to…

    • September 2, 2009 5:15 pm

      Well you said, “A great excuse to paint our President as a despicable villain while also portraying him in white-face,” and it’s not like the media publicized the fact that it wasn’t an angry White man who made the image.

      Do you really believe that the millions of Americans who have that poster knew what white face was before the media made a stink about it?

  3. September 2, 2009 5:54 pm

    Yes I do. Please understand the focus of this post is on the millions of Americans who support these racist sentiments.

    • September 2, 2009 7:08 pm

      OK, Kurt. You give – when it comes to white face – the “unwashed and public school educated masses” far more credit for knowledge of cultural history than I do.

  4. wok3 permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:12 am

    There is no doubt a fair portion of protesters that like the Joker poster without realizing that it could also be construed as “white face,” but then there is no doubt some racists that use feigned ignorance as a chance to show a black president in precisely this manner.

  5. September 3, 2009 10:49 am

    Absolutely correct.

  6. October 12, 2009 10:49 am

    Very interesting! In case you are interested, here is a link to my posting today on the incident and free speech http://soozah.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/rush-limbough-on-the-banking-queen-and-the-magic-negro/

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