KEEPING OUR PERSPECTIVE

KEEPING OUR PERSPECTIVE
Family Reunion by Laverne Ross

Monday, July 14, 2008

NEW YORKER MAGAZINE CARTOON COVER DEPICTS BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA AS TERRORISTS

This is supposed to be satire? I'm sorry but satire is supposed to have at least some element of humor in it and this has none of that. I guess that's why Obama issued a response through his publicist. I think he knows more of this nonsense will be coming his way and to save his energy for October. Ah yes, the stereotypers are on the prowl again!
*********************************UPDATE*****************************************
Sister Lisa over at BlackWomenBlowtheTrumpet sent a reply to my post. It was very informative and contains information for those of us like yours truly who want to send our anger over to the New Yorker for the racist cover of the Obamas:
I have been seeing this image all over the blogosphere very recently and it is OUTRAGEOUSLY racist and offensive...
For those who think this image is NO big deal...let me ask you a question... if this publication wants to do a feature on sexism...it's okay to show Michelle Obama squatting on all fours with a dog chain around her neck?
What more does it take before we start FLOODING these publications with complaints?Phone number:800-825-2510(This is the number for the Subscriptions Department but people can ask to be connected to David Miller.)Send a letter! Then, fax it!David MillerAssociate PublisherThe New Yorker4 Times SquareNew York, NY 10036And send a note!
david_miller@newyorker.comShouts & Murmurs:shouts@newyorker.comFax: 212-286-5024Black people have learned a lesson by now...DOING NOTHING changes nothing.
Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!Lisa

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blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!

Thanks for blowing the trumpet about this!

I have been seeing this image all over the blogosphere very recently and it is OUTRAGEOUSLY racist and offensive...

For those who think this image is NO big deal...let me ask you a question... if this publication wants to do a feature on sexism...it's okay to show Michelle Obama squatting on all fours with a dog chain around her neck?

What more does it take before we start FLOODING these publications with complaints?

Phone number:
800-825-2510

(This is the number for the Subscriptions Department but people can ask to be connected to David Miller.)

Send a letter! Then, fax it!

David Miller
Associate Publisher
The New Yorker
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036


And send a note!

david_miller@newyorker.com

Shouts & Murmurs:
shouts@newyorker.com

Fax: 212-286-5024

Black people have learned a lesson by now...DOING NOTHING changes nothing.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa