Archive for July 14th, 2008

Meet the scary black people who may move into the White House next January:

Did I mention they were black? And, so, so scary! Look – she has a machine gun! She looks very angry. Those black women are always angry about something. And he’s a Muslim! Told you! A scary, militant, terrorist Muslim – coming to your White House. Look at them – what is that they are doing with their hands? The terrorist fist bump! Ahhh – run for your lives!

See – this is supposed to be satire, because it’s the New Yorker, y’all. That’s the liberal press. But how many people will see the image on this cover and have their fears about the Obamas even more deeply ingrained?

By the way – the story? “The Politics of Fear.”

ht – Diary of an Anxious Black Woman, What About Our Daughters.

ETA – Renee at Womanist Musings posted on this as well today. I couldn’t agree more with this statement:

Depicting racial imagery to “fight” racism is not acceptable. This is not the work of an ally.

UPDATE: More (including contact info) here and here (and lots of other places).

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