HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Race & Ethnicity » African American (Group) » Racist Obama pinata needs...

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 03:53 PM

 

Racist Obama pinata needs to be called out on

Shame on you, Amazon.

(WARNING! Disturbing racist image depicted)

http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Large-Barack-Obama-Pinata/dp/B00PYW39LQ

I am not going to show the picture, but Amazon needs to be called out on racist caricatures. In addition to destroying the dignity of the black president, they are maligning African Americans and Latin culture all in one blow. This needs to be stopped.

13 replies, 11571 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Texas Blues (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 04:01 PM

1. are trump pinatas ok nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 04:22 PM

4. Oh my gosh. That toilet paper face is hilarious. They picked the perfect "pose".

 

We have some really great creative people in America.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Texas Blues (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 04:20 PM

3. Some are worse......The Trump one is very insulting too.....his hair is big on the piņata.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 08:23 PM

7. Trump is white and GOP so not a problem N/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Texas Blues (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 05:36 PM

5. I don't really see it as racist.

Piņatas come in all shapes and sizes. It is not unusual to see your favorite Disney characters, comic book heroes, Santa, or famous people. I really can't speak to the tradition (actually Chinese in origin) as to the what and why the choice of a particular piņata is used.

I guess it really comes down to the intent of the person buying it. I've never taken a swing at on in my entire life. I may look at it like hitting something I don't like, but others who actually do take part in the tradition may look at it totally differently.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Glassunion (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 08:22 PM

6. Try doing this at a college frat party and posting the video of Obama being whacked

 

I am white, so I can't speak for African Americans, but my AA friends all agree with my assessment, which is what I'm basing my own concerns about.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Texas Blues (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 11:08 AM

9. That was my point.

I think it all boils down to the the intent of the person buying it. Which goes to your point of doing it at a college frat party. I did some growing up in an area (CA Central Valley) with a large Hispanic population. The kids at birthday or block parties would be swinging at their heroes. Spiderman, Superman, a Disney Princess, etc... I would not see it as racist in that scenario. However, a racist can make anything racist.

Ever since the Confederate Battle Flag was taken down by Amazon, folks have been digging for every little thing that they want to label as racist on their site. As an AA, I was quite pleased when they took down the flags. I also felt that they should have taken down all that Nazi crap that they still have on sale. Act quick! You can still get your very own Nazi Youth knife for only $18.99 + shipping! But these were items that are racist / antisemitic by their very nature.

The thing is, that since we've had novelties, there will always be folks creating them. But in all honesty, novelties are an equal opportunity offensive product. You can buy Obama toilet paper, an Obama term countdown clock, an Obama bobble-head, or even an Obama piņata... You can go ahead and label them all, or some or most of them racist, and get yourself outraged if you'd like. However, I just simply look at them for what they are. Novelty items that I could also get for almost any other person. I recall the George Bush toilet brush, they have the Mitt Romney toilet paper, the Donald Trump piņata, etc...

I just checked Amazon's website, and you can get an Obama, Trump, Clinton, or Sarah Palin piņatas. Now if we are playing the outrage game, I count one racist, two misogynistic, and one perfectly fine piņata. For me they are just novelties, and nothing about them outrages me, nor do I see them as racist or misogynistic. It is the intent of the purchaser that makes them racist. I'm not upset that Amazon sells white sheets, but could you imagine the reaction to a bunch of students wearing them at a college frat party?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Glassunion (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 10:36 AM

11. And Christmas is coming...time for a re-visiting of the Hillary nutcrackers.

People who want to get in a dig at public figures will waste no time in so doing.

It's meanspirited, but that's politics for ya....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Texas Blues (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 09:18 PM

8. I don't find it racist. It's a pinata of our current President. Before him there were plenty

of George Bush pinata's. And then prior to that plenty of Bill Clinton pinata's. Seems the current most popular political pinata is Donald Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Waldorf (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:29 PM

13. They were all white males, not historically and perennielly oppressed minorities.

 

They were all white males, not historically and perennielly oppressed minorities. Especially African Americans like President Obama.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Texas Blues (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 08:11 PM

10. Pinatas are objects

that are made to be struck and torn apart. You find candy and other gifts inside when it has been torn to shreds. Have you ever seen a piņata that looks exactly like any person that it is supposed to be depicting? Okay, so the person making the piņata is not a very good artist, or maybe doesn't like the President, but racist?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to monicaangela (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:28 PM

12. If it's of a minority, yes. Espeically African Americans. n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread