Sunday, August 19, 2007

Standard Doubled


GOLLIWOGS are being sold at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Aboriginal elders say they perpetuate racist images of black people... "This is absolutely appalling and an enormous insult . . . the people responsible for them should be sacked immediately," said Aboriginal community elder and spokesman Sam Watson... the dolls needed to be destroyed and banned... Queensland University of Technology indigenous health lecturer Dr Beryl Meiklejohn said: "This is highly offensive..."
Yes, it's just plain racist:

GEELONG Football Club officials were forced to order the removal of player Travis Varcoe's MySpace page... under Varcoe's moniker "black-flash", had an underlying theme of black superiority. "White friends are for a while. Black friends are for life," said one blog. Another boasted: "White friends will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing. Black friends will kick the whole crowd's ass that left you." ...Varcoe was recently approached to be a mentor to Aboriginal youths...
-- Nick

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