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Originally posted by Hellish-D
Again, the specific color of the doll isn't relevant since any number of factors could have gone into the production.
1) excessive cost of production of multiethnic dolls
2) time of production and available materials
3) popularity of a specific doll with regards to bottom-line profits
Originally posted by Cio88
This is an amazing example of the double standard involving race in this country and around the world. Here we have a major US corporation giving away voodoo dolls that have a racial term for white people on the back. Does anyone here really beleive they would be ok with the same dolls, but instead of gringo they said "slope"?
I'm not saying that I'm personally insulted by it, because I was taught that sticks and stone might break my bones, but words will never hurt. That being said, its still mind blowing that this is being supported by blockbuster and no attention is being brought by the media. CNN didn't even mention the that the dolls said Gringo on the back (It didn't fit their template).
COLUMBUS, Ohio — With his hair cut shorter these days, 21-year-old Michael Bradley looks more like his father, U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley, than he did as a teenager.
Wednesday night, he did what his father and coach asked. He and Sacha Kljestan, the USA's central midfield tandem, disrupted the Mexican attack.
And Michael Bradley did much more. Near the end of each half, he found himself with an opportunity and converted. Just as in 2001 and 2005, archrival Mexico left Columbus with a 2-0 defeat.
Mexico have now failed to win on US soil in 11 attempts, a period spanning back to 1999. The USA, for their part, have turned Columbus Crew Stadium into a virtual fortress, and are undefeated at the ground.
Originally posted by Cio88
reply to post by Hellish-D
And where in there does it say it pertains specifically to white people? Also, with regards to it's offensiveness, it is a rather mild offense, most often considered playful.
This is what non-whites say about EVERY slur directed to whites. Be it "redneck", "cracker" or "honky". I always get the same excuse, "its not directed towards just white people" and "its playful". I doubt white people who live in Latin American countries would agree with you that its playful. Many of them live like second class citizens, paying "gringo prices" at markets and generally being treated like dirt.
The fact is, its a derogatory term being endorsed for promotions by a major company. Like I said, the name calling doesn't bother me, the double standard does.
[edit on 11-2-2009 by Cio88]