--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, braaahmaan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
> > > If the intent was not a racist one, the event did make Mr. 
Bush 
> > > appear somewhat condescending, as well as disrespectful of a 
> > > high-ranking government official.
> > >
> > 
> > It can also be construed as a social gesture learned 
unconsciously 
> > without ever understanding what it was supposed to mean. He may 
have 
> > meant it in an affectionate way. Someone who has never heard the 
> > word "nigger" beforemay start using it to refer to blacks 
because he 
> > heard the *blacks* refer to each other that way.
> 
> But for a southerner growing up during segregation its hard to 
imagine
> he didn't understand what it meant. 
> 
> Or he is dense. Like someone who grrew up in the 50's and 60's and
> doesn't "get" that there was inherent racism in "Aunt Jamaiah"  
ads.




Just the ad by itelf is racist?

And why is that?




> And to then walk up to a modern day elderly black woman and 
say, "You
> look just like Aunt Jamaiah -- I bet you make great pancakes". 
> 
> Either way, its not a pretty picture.
>






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