Thursday, June 30, 2005

MEXICO CITY � The Mexican government has issued postage stamps depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, just weeks after remarks by President Vicente Fox angered U.S. blacks.
The series of five stamps released Wednesday depicts a hapless boy drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide-open eyes. His appearance, speech and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters in the comic book, which started in the 1940s and is still published in Mexico.
Activists criticized the stamps as offensive, though officials denied it.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Somebody tell Mexico it's 2005 not 1935.
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At 7:36 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Yes, it is the 21st Century: Was/is there an "offense" during the slaughter of Sudanese "Africans"? Outrage at the second class treatment of women in Islam? Middle East? Outrage at the move by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to form "a more perfect union" in the Northern Hemisphere? Outrage when APB's and "Be on the look out for..." messages DO NOT state the ethnicity of suspects in the commission of crimes? Although it may be "offensive" to some, and I for one do not condone such potentially racist actions, Mexico is it's own nation. Get over, get on. Quit believing in victimization. Remember, CAFTA is being voted on soon; if passed, will you be outraged? Just a thought...


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