First poor Pluto was booted from planet-dom for what I can only assume was size-ism. Now, it has been discovered that science itself is racist. I wonder if we’ll have to change the phrase “the science is settled” to “the racist science is settled”? Good thing we have the NAACP to keep us abreast of such things, as they did recently with a Hallmark graduation card. Let’s see what the objectionable card says. And by objectionable, I, of course, mean not objectionable in the slightest:
The Hallmark card reads, “Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice,” before playfully touting the ambitious future of the new graduate.
Characters known as “Hoops” and “Yoyo” banter on: “And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back.”
Yet, here is what the NAACP insanely objects to:
But members of the Los Angeles NAACP say the message sounds like “black whore” in the card’s audio recording. That’s how they hear it, and they say it’s racist, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported.
“That was very demeaning to African-American women when it made reference to African-American women as whores, and at the end it says ‘watch your back,’” said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.
No, really. They even shamelessly said it on camera! (video after the jump)
May as well have slapped the words “on RACIST notice” on the front of the dastardly card. And featured a picture of a burning cross! You know who I blame? Of course you do. George Bush. Probably global warming, too.
Sheesh, evil Hallmark™, how dare you nefariously make a card celebrating the ‘take on the world” attitude that many graduates have? And try to tie it in to science-y things like the universe and black holes? Oh, the horror. I’m also fairly certain that these Hoops and Yoyo characters are both male, thus, this card is also totally sexist. Hello, misogyny!
Silly me; I didn’t realize that Post-Racial actually meant making absolutely everything, even the most innocuous, about race. I really do need to brush up on my Newspeak to Sane translations. Or, you know, people should just stop making stuff up and stop inventing racism out of whole cloth. End the insanity and focus on content of character and not the content, or imagined content, of audio cards.
How can we ever truly be Post-Racial when not racist at all things like this are constantly twisted around so as to be racist? Now they are even feigning deafness, apparently, in order to hear racist things where none actually are. Sort of like Maureen Dowd and the time that she imagined the word “boy” at the end of Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” comment to President Obama.
The only people who see race and color absolutely everywhere are the people who have something to gain from race-baiting. Power. They cannot move past it and they cannot ever be “Post-Racial,” because being race baiters is a way that they hold power and push their agenda. Like feminists, whom I call Femisogynists, they rely on victimizing others and they have indoctrinated others into being victims. Those who see only color and who actively seek to pin a racial element to everything, are the ones who need to examine why they do so.
NAACP, you “acted stupidly.” You should probably give yourselves one of those Teachable Moments™ on this. I’ll give you a hint: Start with The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
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