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Old 02-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a small Southern California city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."

Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose issued a statement Thursday saying he is sorry and will step down as mayor at Monday's City Council meeting.

Grose came under fire for sending the picture to what he called "a small group of friends." One of the recipients, a local businesswoman and city volunteer, publicly scolded the mayor for his actions.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is that supposed to be offensive???
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah Gurk - it all goes back to stereotypes used to entertain white folks in the minstrel era. It's more stupid than offensive though. And minstrelsy is still alive and well as long as Mick Jagger is alive.
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I don't get it, i didn't even know the white house celebrated Easter
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Peoples...thankfully you youngsters are not exposed to the racial stereotypes the rest of us grew up with.

It has been said that black people eat alot of watermelon. Now that there is a black President, the Whitehouse will be having a watermelon hunt instead of Easter Eggs.

It's the same as saying that if there was an Asian President, they would hunt for egg rolls...actually that would at least be sort-of funny.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Actually it goes beyond suggesting they eat a lot of watermelon. In minstrel routines, and cartoons black people were depicted as stupid, lazy and only interested in lying around and eating watermelon.
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^ that sounds like my kinda dude!
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Expect a lot more of this as long as Obama is president. Ignorance doesn't disappear simply because a black man is leading the country.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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[obvious] Obama isn't even fully black, he's half. [/obvious]
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Do you think he would have lost his job if an Italian was president and he passed around a picture with meatballs?

*runs and hides*
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Maybe, maybe not. But in order to have a rational discussion about that, you would have to start by making the distinction that African Americans and Italian Americans have faced completely different historical paths in the United States.

Either way, it would still be another ignorant thing to do and as I mentioned, ignorance isn't just going to disappear, no matter who is in the White House.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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[obvious] Obama isn't even fully black, he's half. [/obvious]
No joke, my 7th grade is very distant cousins with Obama, and shes white as hell. Shes also distant cousins with Brad Pitt, but thats another story...
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That is pure bull shit. That girl is lying. But......my friend says that he Osama is his distant cousin LOL
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I ain't kidding! first day of school, she showed us her family tree. Took about an hour
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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WOW......so young.
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Peoples...thankfully you youngsters are not exposed to the racial stereotypes the rest of us grew up with.

It has been said that black people eat alot of watermelon. Now that there is a black President, the Whitehouse will be having a watermelon hunt instead of Easter Eggs.

It's the same as saying that if there was an Asian President, they would hunt for egg rolls...actually that would at least be sort-of funny.
youngsters my ass!! Uneducated? maybe.

I moved to Canada at the age of 15 and I knew exactly what this joke meant!! (I'm 23 now)

Maybe because I read more than your average guy, but c'mon man. Fried chicken, baby mama's...watermelon? I don't know man...I expect too much.

And fuck the mayor who said he didn't know. That's just as offensive as the actual message.
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Actually it goes beyond suggesting they eat a lot of watermelon. In minstrel routines, and cartoons black people were depicted as stupid, lazy and only interested in lying around and eating watermelon.
and minstrel was a form of "theater" where white people would paint their faces black and ya...very racist shit...apparently white people loved it.

Spike Lee made a movie about that...what was the name?
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[obvious] Obama isn't even fully black, he's half. [/obvious]
but he was raised as a black man. eventhough his mom was white and he was raised with his white grandparents, he faced some racism for his half black side.

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Maybe, maybe not. But in order to have a rational discussion about that, you would have to start by making the distinction that African Americans and Italian Americans have faced completely different historical paths in the United States.

Either way, it would still be another ignorant thing to do and as I mentioned, ignorance isn't just going to disappear, no matter who is in the White House.
very good post, racism is wrong man. i dont even like it when white people call other white people "white trash" or "red necks". I just think its fucked up.
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