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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-11 01:08 PM
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New billboard: "The most dangerous place for a LATINO is in the womb"
The racist trope regarding abortion rates in African American communities, promoted primarily through billboard campaigns, has expanded to include Latinas.

According to the Daily Caller, the billboard pictured is set to show up in Los Angeles next week, connected to a group called Latino Principles for a Conservative Principles. Among the board members of the group is Luis Fortuno, the Governor of Puerto Rico.

The message is very similar to the billboard that we fought against in Manhattan earlier this year, with a few exceptions. This billboard is bilingual, which means that in the Spanish version of the statement the word madre (mother) appears, and is emphasized. In the English version that attacked African-American women, the word mother, even the word woman, was entirely absent. It was a shocking contrast to the fact that the ads themselves were actually targeting Black women as the ones putting Black children in danger, even though they never actually mentioned them.

More: http://feministing.com/2011/06/08/new-racist-anti-choic...
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Pterodactyl Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-11 10:01 PM
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1. I don't see how it is racist, since their goal seems to be more Latinos.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 06:07 PM
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2. Did you read the article? Here is their explanation...
"Im disgusted, but not particularly surprised. Like Steph, as a Latina, Im angry that my community is being targeted. But Im not more angry than I was when I saw the first billboards attacking African-American women. I already felt attacked by those original billboards, because these tactics arent actually about the communities they target.

They are instead about attacking abortion, trying to race bait, divide the pro-choice community along racial lines. They implicitly make women of color the culprit, the ones responsible for this myth of genocide in our communities. Whether its African-American women, or Latinas, or Indigenous womenthey are simply using women of color to forward their anti-choice agenda."
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Pterodactyl Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 10:41 AM
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3. I did. And focusing a message to a particular group isn't racist.
In fact, it is the opposite. It assumes that the group will read the message, understanmd the message, think about it, and make decisions on their own.
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brooklyn297 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:54 PM
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5. +1
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Kath1 Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-11 10:19 AM
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4. Most Dangerous Place For A Woman
The most dangerous place for a woman is a country without birth control or abortion rights.
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