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Offlinedaimyo
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Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks
    #4356278 - 06/30/05 06:46 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

From BBC.co.uk
Stamps Cause A Stir

Mexico has defended the release of a set of stamps showing a popular black cartoon character, following strong criticism from the US.
The White House spokesman said racial stereotypes had no place in the modern world, and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson called the stamps "an insult".

Mexico said Mr Jackson was uninformed about Mexican culture and Memin Pinguin had in fact done a lot to fight racism.
It is the second time in a month that Mr Jackson has clashed with Mexico.
In May President Vicente Fox apologised for saying Mexican migrants in the US did jobs "even blacks don't want".
He said the comment was taken out of context, which had been made to express frustration with tough new immigration legislation approved by the US Senate.

'Like Speedy Gonzalez'
The latest row comes after the Mexican government issued a series of five stamps of Memin Pinguin.
The cartoon character from a comic book created in the 1940s has exaggerated eyes and lips.
Mr Jackson said President Bush should pressure Mexico to withdraw the stamps from the market.
"It is offensive," he said.
The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) called the stamps "injurious to black people who live in the United States and Mexico."

Correspondents say there are currently no plans to withdraw the 750,000 commemorative stamps set for release.

A spokesman for Mexico's president on Thursday noted that the cartoon had in the past helped to promote family values, and called the adverse reaction "strange."
One Mexican diplomat responded that the character was no more offensive than the cartoon Mexican mouse, Speedy Gonzalez.


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: daimyo]
    #4356309 - 06/30/05 06:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I don't get it, its just a monkey????


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4356342 - 06/30/05 07:02 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The NAACP has become such a useless group that this is what they have stooped to. That or they feel blacks resemble monkeys and they want royalties for their likeness.


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4356402 - 06/30/05 07:24 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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lonestar2004 said:
I don't get it, its just a monkey????




Thats what I thought, whats the big deal.


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: daimyo]
    #4356650 - 06/30/05 08:45 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

jesse jackson, as well as the naacp, are complete jokes.


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: daimyo]
    #4358561 - 07/01/05 07:35 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

When I was in school, the school newspaper published a cartoon drawn by one of the staff. One week, the cartoon showed a frat guy leaning out a window yelling at somebody running away. The caption was something like "get back here you plebe" and was released just before hell week. The only problem, the cartoonist shaded in the frat guy, giving him a darker complextion than the guy running away. It was a harmless cartoon making fun of the frats and the BS that the pledges go through to become members.

The next day, the black students on campus saw the cartoon, and took offense to the shaded character in the cartoon. They decided that the cartoon was racists and that they were going to do something about it. They went to the area where most of the school professors and researchers ate lunch, and barricaded the doors from the outside. They wouldn't allow anybody to enter or leave the building. I was inside the building at the time and had to be to work in a few minutes. I had to work to put myself through school, and didn't want to get fired for being late.

They wouldn't let me out. I called the police. The city police said it was a campus problem and that I would have to call the campus police. I called the campus police, which were actually state highway patrol. They said they were aware of the issue, but didn't want to start a riot, so they weren't going to do anything?

I couldn't believe it. I was being held hostage, against my will, and the police, because they didn't want to upset the students, wouldn't lift a finger. I was finally able to get ahold of some people that would be able to get me out of the situation I was stuck in.

About twenty minutes later one of the cooks came looking for me. He showed me a back door leading out of the building through the kitchen. The state police were on the other side to provide an armed escort out of the area. They still didn't help anybody else that was trapped inside. I'm not sure how much longer things went on, but eventually the crowd went away and the hostages were able to leave the building.

No charges were ever filed. Nobody got in trouble. Nothing ever happened. The school and police covered up the event and pretended that it never happened. I pushed hard to press charges against those who held me, but the police got sick of my constant badgering and told me they would lock me up if I didn't let it drop.

Jesse Jackson and the NAACP need to get a grip on reality... sometimes, a cartoon is nothing more than a cartoon. If they really cared about the plight of minorities, they would focus on the real problems that minorities face rather than doing whatever it takes to get them into the media spotlight.


To add insult to injury, the black students above were all part of a clique that was at the school. The school I attended was a very difficult engineering school. In order to meet minority enrollment quotas, they "bussed" people in from the ghetto with full scholarships, guaranteed good grades, etc.

There was another group of black students on campus that were extremely bright and gifted and deserved to be where they were. Like me, these students had to work to pay for their schooling. The unfortunate part is that the free-riders gave all of the minority students on campus a very bad image after this happened. The free-riders also would not associate with the group that was struggling to better their lives... calling them sell-outs to the white man and such. People wonder how I can be non-racists and yet completely against organizations like the NAACP, the KKK, and policies of discrimination such as affirmative action...


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Re: Mexican Stampmakers Hate Blacks [Re: Seuss]
    #4358849 - 07/01/05 11:10 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

A College in lock-down because of a harmless cartoon. Thats fucked up!


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