There is a picture I found on the web that is so awful I hesitate to show it here but feel I must in the interest of journalistic integrity. Someone sent it to me after seeing it on one of the Chan forums.
As you may have read, the people of Jakarta, Indonesia erected a statue last month commemorate Barry Sotero, who grew up to be President Barack Obama. Click here for an article about this wonderful outpouring of love and admiration by the Indonesian people. Now a month later, there is a petition to have it removed, probably started by some Indonesian teabaggers. This made me sad that Indonesia would turn it’s back on one of its former citizens this way and I hope this won’t happen to the statue to Obama in Kenya.
Getting back to the point of today’s post, the picture that is so offensive to me and any other right thinking person, is of the statue converted to a lawn jockey in an obvious racial slur since lawn jockeys are a racist holdover from a time not that long ago when African Americans earned their living holding the reins of horses on white people’s lawns.
Here it is. You decide whether it is racist or not. I find it hard to believe that this was ever on Yahoo News and have to believe it is photoshopped. Of course, you realize that if you don’t think this is racist, you are definitely a racist.