The new mexican stamp


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seansean
June 29, 2005, 11:25 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8410111/
It's enough to make me consider joining the minutemen. :cuss:

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dev_null
June 29, 2005, 11:26 PM
Do a search on "golliwog" sometime.

dasmi
June 29, 2005, 11:32 PM
It's enough to make me consider joining the minutemen.
Ya, I guess a stamp that might hurt some people's feelings is a better reason that the millions of illegals crossing the border every year. :rolleyes:

seansean
June 29, 2005, 11:33 PM
I just saw a golliwog off a google search. :what: it amazes me people still collect things like that. makes me sick. dasmi: do you think it's possible I was being a little facetious?? :rolleyes:

Sistema1927
June 29, 2005, 11:42 PM
I gave my Dad a pair of fishing waders for Father's Day this year. In return, he gave me a picture of me, at age 1, playing with a pair of his fishing waders.

However, what was interesting about the picture (c.1957) was the fact that a Golliwog (http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/golliwog/) was sitting on a chair in the background. This was in Newfoundland, where I was born to a British mother and an American father.

I wonder why I didn't grow up to be a racist?

beerslurpy
June 29, 2005, 11:45 PM
Why is mexico trying to piss off black people? I dont see the angle here.

Too Many Choices!?
June 30, 2005, 01:08 AM
Sometimes it really is a ",(insert ethnicity of choice)-thing". Such as, have you ever been told it's a,"Black-thing you wouldn't understand"? For some races(or just people in general, but especially larger groups of them that have something in common; jocks, chearleaders, blacks, whites) in order to,"feel", superior to another they have to attempt to belittle others :barf: !! If you think about it, it happens everyday. We make fun of antis, they make fun of us. The problems arise when people/races/clicks(sp?), cross the line of what is accepted by all as humorous(you have to be able to laugh at yourself) into judging people based on some preconception of the other persons affiliation. It could be race, political, sex affiliation, or even based on something simple as sports preference(male chearleaders catch hell)...

Now that I have stated the obvious, slavery is the one word answer :eek: ! WARNING SOAP BOX AHEAD!! Big surprise that the Black man is still being the but of the worlds jokes after somebody stole all their culture/language and religion, enslaved them, took away their men(by treating them like ,"BOYs" or property when they were more man than most, could you survive in Africa?) , and thus I come to my conclusion that the current,"Hip-hop culture" suburban America clash is all of their(the racist Whites of whom thankfully most are dead and gone) own making...

Take someones culture, language, and religion, away and then put them in a strange place together and see what happens, they make new ones that young White kids gravitate towards :scrutiny:... Karma, anyone?

gc70
June 30, 2005, 01:21 AM
Gee, is this President Fox's REAL response to Jesse Jackson. At the very least, the Mexican government is beginning to look just a tad short on sensitivity.

The_Antibubba
June 30, 2005, 02:38 AM
When can we look forward to the USPS "Thievin' Wetback" series? :rolleyes:

mnrivrat
June 30, 2005, 03:34 AM
LOL

Good night Folks . :D

rick_reno
June 30, 2005, 03:39 AM
Those stamps are really astounding. Maybe they'll start a whole ethnic series; I can hardly wait to see what the others look like.

Black Majik
June 30, 2005, 05:00 AM
are they suppose to look like monkeys?

Looks like Curious George.

KriegHund
June 30, 2005, 05:34 AM
Apperently the mexican govt. isnt too worried about PC.

Byron Quick
June 30, 2005, 05:45 AM
According to news reports, this is part of a series of stamps commemorating various Mexican comic book characters. This one has been published in Mexico since the 1940's.

thorn726
June 30, 2005, 06:43 AM
got to love it-
"Publisher Manelick de la Parra told the government news agency Notimex the character would be a sort of goodwill ambassador on Mexican letters and postcards. “It seems nice if Memin can travel all over the world, spreading good news,” de la Parra said, calling him “so charming, so affectionate, so wonderful, generous and friendly.”"


toomanychoices put it well, these ultra poor folks seem to get a charge out of putting down another minority. makes so so much sense.

unbelievable, they think that is Ok.

AK-74me
June 30, 2005, 07:09 AM
You can go on e-bay and do a search for "black americana" or "lawn jockey" and find many of these types of characiatures that some of you find offensive. Personally I do not. In fact a while back some people made a big huff about offensive lawn jockies, but the history of them shows that they were somewhat of a tribute to a certain young black boy who died working for George Washington.

To me it is the same they if they brought back Alfred E Newman and put him on a stamp.

GhostRider66
June 30, 2005, 12:05 PM
People need to relax. Memin Penguin is the name of the character. My mom grew up reading the comic as did my brother and I. All cartoon characters are exaggerated in appearance. The story line was that he was a smart alec little kid that always outwitted the rich and powerful adults around him. Heck, he was a hero to most of us little poor kids in the neighborhood. The drawing style does lend itself to a time when black were highly discriminated against but I don't recall race being near as much of an issue as much as the fact that the kid was poor and uneducated and a kid.

Same thing goes for the Cartoon Channel ditching Speedy Gonzalez because it might be offensive to hispanics. Give me a break! He was the one character we loved as kids because of the fact he was a Mexican and he alway outwitted 'the man'.

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