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.
Major Hat Tip: Kevin!... where you can read more about it.
The racists and the anti racists are about even!
Sometimes the best intentions can bring out the worst in people.
BCCM: SO, you're saying that instead of going to the moon with Apollo, they went to Boggy Creek Texas?
Up to 60-40 Racist as of this morning, 5/14
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...
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.