Woodruff wrote:AAFitz wrote:Night Strike wrote:King Doctor wrote:Night Strike wrote:There's no racism in that poster.
... and this is why this thread is doomed to end in a stalemate, because even when you're shown photographic evidence of flagrantly racist 'black man = monkey' signs, you stick your head back in the sand and refuse to see the problem.
Where did that poster say "black man = monkey"? "Monkey see, monkey do" has been a saying much longer than I have been alive. It's not my fault that liberals are twisting common phrases into claims of racism. It's a false argument that the public sees right through, and is sad that people actually think they can rationally make.
Are you honestly suggesting that you feel that its just accidental use of the phrase, Monkey see, monkey do?
Accidental? The phrase "monkey see, monkey do" is a VERY common phrase, one that my father used all the time referring to my brother and I, who did a lot of stupid things together.
Yes, I have used it, so has my family. BUT, in this case.. that is just not the same context. "Monkey see, monkey do" is when your brother does something and you have to also. That is not truly what happened here by any context, though I realize conservatives are trying to twist it that way.
Further, even if that one kid with that one sign did simply "make a mistake", other refences are impossible to consider such a mistake. I mean, I saw earlier you tried to say that the witch doctor sign was "not racist". What it really shows, I am sorry to say, is that you wish to ignore the implications of these statements, not that the statements had no racist implication.
Similarly, references to blacks as monkeys is so well engrained, commonly used, only someone who has no knowledge of our history can possibly believe it is "cooincidental". Sorry, but that is how it is. It is little different than ideas that Jews are "grubby money -grabbers" or "have long noses"... that hispanis are "beaners", etc. "Honkey, buy contrast is not the same, mostly because it was only barely popular for a short time, popularized mostly by a couple of TV shows. It's not because blacks aren't racist. Truth is that black slander of whites is and always has been far more subtle, because it had to be. For example, many old slave songs bear references to the white overseers and such.