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After winning the DC city Council’s Ward 8 primary Tuesday, former mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry said some fantastically creepy and racist things about Asians that harkened straight back to 19th century America’s Yellow Peril, when unemployment was blamed on Chinese immigrants and slogans like “The Chinese must go!” became a political rallying cry, leading to violence committed against Asian workers and businesses.
In his speech to supporters, he stated:
“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Marion Barry’s Yellow Peril
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This Snapple Ad Pitting An Asian Man vs. A Black Man In A Battle For Superiority While Two White Men Watch Makes Me VERY Uncomfortable
Okay. So lemme get this straight.
The yellow man is (yellow) lemonade, and the black man is (black) tea.
They disagree on which one is superior.
So they duke it out while two white men look on approvingly as spectators?
Is this Snapple ad promoting tea or a race war? Seriously, I can’t tell.
[via Feminist Philosophers]
Thanks, Sara and BB for your thoughts!