Club Sun Tanning Salons’ attempt to make Thanksgiving into a holiday of tanning has gone totally awry with a promotional campaign with the unfortunate slogan: “The Indians brought more than just ‘CORN’ to the first Thanksgiving… they brought SEXY ‘COLOR’!”
Source: The Huffington Post
Early 1900s, racist imagery was widely used in consumer products even Valentine’s Day cards and relied on caricatures and stereotypes to create humor. Harvey Young, Jr., an Associate Professor at Northwestern gave a talk on racist V-Day ephemera and had this to say:They capture in a material object the racial discourse occurring at the moment…You can really get a sense of how common and everyday and widely accepted these cards were. It gestures to this past moment when racism was more apparent in society.
Look at those joking jokester white folks and their joking its just a joke! jokes.
White folks have one fuck of a sense of humor.
That last one…lynching us was just a game to them. Not even a glimmer of shame.
I’m gonna go with the gold digger and the idea of a black woman’s choice in this era as well as her caricature advertising sex and choice means in a landscape of romance for white foll
yep. white folks and their jokes…
this all looks awfully familiar. They been doing this since forever
Long before I met “superman”, “spiderman”, “Batman”, and the “Bionic man”…… I met Santa Claus. I guess you could say Santa Claus “turned me out” (for those unaware, this phrase refers to a pimp getting his victim to turn their first “trick”). The entire concept of a White man that spies on you (he knows when you are sleeping…) and then judges whether you are good or bad. If he deems you “bad”, you get a black rock (coal). This is all very powerful symbolism when you are 2 years old. This experience trained me for White Jesus and all the other “super Whiteman bullshit” launched my way over the years including: John Wayne Rambo James Bond Elvis… Like I’ve said before; my niggardly behavior is no accident. The White supremacist started loading that “nigger software” very early on me. I even remember playing board games as a child where no one wanted to use the black pieces (Risk). Later on when I first heard about Kwanzaa, I automatically thought it was a stupid idea because I thought it had something to do with Black people…I never even bothered to find out what the mechanics were. These are the symptoms of a highly niggerized person. Now, What am I doing about it? Well, the first thing I’m doing is raising questions. I’m also changing my behavior. And it is upsetting alot of people too. Niggers are mad cause I ain’t actin like I used to act. (White people are mad too but they are smart enough to hide it from me) I ain’t celebrating Christmas. Ain’t nothin to celebrate about. And if I catch a White man in a red suit breakin into my house round midnight, I ain’t givin him “holiday cheer”, I’m givin him lead.
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.
Frederick Douglass (February 1818 - February 20, 1895), Victim of Racism and author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and My Bondage, My Freedom, on the so-called holiday referred to as Independence Day.
CodeLens Note: Always keep in mind that the system of Racism (White Supremacy) is a global system.