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Jul 15, 2008


A popular Mexican comic book being sold at Wal-Marts in the U.S. is causing outrage.Shawnedria McGinty was not sure what to think when she found a copy of "Memin Pinguin" on the shelves of the children's book section at a Houston Wal-Mart.




Clearly this is truly a racist characterization. Simply put, the Hispanic culture has internalized European(white)racist attitudes towards people of African(black) lineage. Such physical characterizations of African-Americans were quite commonplace throughout the history of the New World, and specifically in US history.



These characterizations were used to illustrate supposed sub-human features of people from African descent, and assisted white society from viewing and treating people of color as equals. Hence slavery and later racial segregation emerged. If Blacks were not considered to be fully human, then they could be viewed as chattel.



These images illustrate the extent to which people of African descent have been discriminated against throughout history. Such publications, in my opinion, only seek to incite, enrage, and harm....and I believe Wal-Mart is 100% wrong for stocking and selling such publications.



Please take the time to read and note the article posted to the news network by Linda.

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