Racist Anti-Obama Tee Shirt

Marietta tavern owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he's peddling, featuring cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with "Obama in '08" scrolled underneath, are "cute." But to a coalition of critics, the shirts are an insulting exploitation of racial stereotypes from generations past.

"It's time to put an end to this," said Rich Pellegrino, a Mableton resident and director of the Cobb-Cherokee Immigrant Alliance. He was among about 15 people who protested outside Mulligan's Bar and Grill Tuesday afternoon against the sale of the "racist and highly offensive" shirts.

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By Elizabeth (not verified) on 13 May 2008 #permalink

BCCM: SO, you're saying that instead of going to the moon with Apollo, they went to Boggy Creek Texas?

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Makes me long for the days when my e-mail was full of all of those "GW Bush as chimp" chain letters with the photo's of GW paired with apes who wear similar expressions.
I can't wait until the Democrats move past race baiting and ID poolitics for political advantage: it makes them look so substanceless...

By the real cmf (not verified) on 14 May 2008 #permalink

There will come a day when men are seen as men; But until that day we have to understand that hatred is exactly that hate! It does'nt matter if you are blue with yellow polka-dots somehow it's always something.Evil wins when good men do nothing. Thanksfor being a good man.

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By Elizabeth (not verified) on 19 May 2008 #permalink