Sunday, January 14, 2018

IGNORANCE- It's A Shithole!


1)  For the sake of argument, I'm gonna assume what you see before you was created out of sheer, blatant ignorance- not out of willful, modern day, in your face racism. I'm also gonna assume that before this actually went to print, it passed through a variety of adult hands, many of them well educated, some even possibly intelligent. And at no time was an eyebrow raised, a question forwarded.

2)  American history is long and rife with racially disparaging insults "comparing" Black children to monkeys, Black men to apes- and this "tradition" continues throughout the White world to this very day, so the fact that this is a foreign based ad, does not conveniently excuse it away. 

3)  But Mum says it's... OK!  Granted, moms is definitely not of the Rosa Parks mold, but the only person who can claim both ignorance and innocence- is the person pictured. And she certainly wouldn't be the first stage mom of any color that knows the price of her meal ticket... 

4)  Ignorance and racism walk hand in hand, it is how the US electorate managed to propel not only the most wantonly obvious of cons, but a thoroughly avowed and proud racist, into the highest office in the land...

PS- And... if you think photographers as a whole are any more enlightened reality based as to what's in front of their very own eyes - just check out most of their comments rationalizations...

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