I don’t want to bag on an organization like Save The Children, which I’ve supported and will continue to support, but I’m giving them the side-eye–a seriously slanty, caricatured side-eye–for the mailing they sent out this week asking for holiday donations.
The mailing included wrapping paper and gift tags drawn by children, which in theory is quite sweet, except in this case:
I thought this kind of rendering of Asian people died out last century, only to be carried on in this day and age by a select few, namely bitter baristas, overpriced Italian housewares companies, and, um, racists?
It appears from the copyright on this particular wrapping paper that the artwork is, in fact, from 1994. I’m willing to bet even the artist, “Laura, Age 14,” would look at this now and cringe, chalking it up to the ignorance of her youth.
Filed under: Asian Caricatures, Chink Eye, Chink Eyes, Cringe, Holiday Gift Wrap, NGOs, Racist Caricatures, Representations of Asians, Save the Children, Save the Children Holiday Gift Package, Slanty Eyes, Terrible Drawings of Asian People
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