What Are They Putting In That BBQ?July 21st, 2006 at 8:56 pm by Smantix
Clap your hands and say “yea” to neocom racism Friday. In what is fastly becoming a weekly ritual for our pseudo-journalist test tube babies:
How would the Knight-Ridder staff feel if someone was posting images on their website of Anne Holt in blackface or as some steppin’ fetchin’ Aunt Jemima? Does the shallow artifice of reposting an obnoxiously racist caricature grant immunity from the charge because “it’s somebody else’s picture?”
I’m sure they would be livid and rightly so. I doubt they would be open to suggestions that it’s just an “innocent mistake” and no malice was intended. And she just might have your balls hanging as a doorknocker on her dressing room.
But how exactly does criticism of the Bush Administration’s policies turn Rice into some Li’l Sambo/Oreo Cookie?
Mind you, Anne Holt has had an impressive career in the MidSouth news business. However, it’s not like she’s the the highest office holding black woman in U.S. history preparing to head to the Middle East this week to try and negotiate some accord between Hezbollah and Israel.
I guess it’s more fun to put somebody in blackface when you don’t have to see them in the morning.