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Black Paper Calls Senator ‘Aunt Jemima’

From a selectively un-outraged Associated Press:

Aunt Jemima cartoon angers Ohio lawmaker’s backers

December 1, 2009

CLEVELAND — An African-American newspaper in Cleveland published an editorial cartoon that portrayed a black lawmaker as Aunt Jemima, angering her supporters.

Some blacks find the food company advertising character offensive because of its use as a racist stereotype.

The weekly Call & Post cartoon cast state Sen. Nina Turner as Aunt Jemima. The cartoon accompanied an editorial criticizing the Cleveland Democrat for supporting last month’s successful ballot issue to overhaul county government. Some blacks fear the changes will reduce minority political power.

Call & Post associate publisher and editor Connie Harper says the caricature isn’t hurtful.

Backers of Turner, many of them young black professionals, call it racist and demeaning.

Notice that when it is is black newspaper doing this suddenly only “some blacks find the food company advertising character offensive.”

Obviously, the Associate Press continues to believe that blacks cannot be racist under any circumstances.

Note, too, that the AP didn’t even mention that the cartoon has Senator Turner saying: “I be’s da new leader.”

They also do not dwell too much on the racism and ‘sexism’ that permeates the Call & Post editorial itself, which begins:

Frank Sinatra said it best in a love ballad. “Girls were made to kiss, but Nina never knew.”

Obviously, State Sen. Nina Turner didn’t know the damage she did to her career when she became the only Black elected official to jump headstrong and support Issue 6 – county government reform…

And ends:

We can’t and won’t allow White people to select the leadership for Blacks.

As a thought experiment, just reverse the terms ‘white’ and ‘black,’ and see if you aren’t brought up on ‘hate speech’ charges.

But, alas, none of this is new. Any black who wanders off the plantation gets the ‘Uncle Tom’ or ‘Aunt Jemima’ treatment from their liberal masters.

Just ask Clarence Thomas.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Black Paper Calls Senator ‘Aunt Jemima’”

  1. BillK says:

    Remember, members of races can be racists when depicting their own race. Really.

    From the Associated Press:

    Aunt Jemima Cartoon Angers Supporters of Ohio Lawmaker

    CLEVELAND — An African-American newspaper in Cleveland published an editorial cartoon that portrayed a black lawmaker as Aunt Jemima, angering her supporters…


    The truth is told – it’s all about power. Who cares if the government works or how well it works.

    Not like that’s a surprise to anyone.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    I’m stunned………simply stunned!

    Naw, not really!!

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    If you’ve got a good double-standard, you stick with it.

  4. puhiawa says:

    The irony was that Aunt Jemina was never meant to be a racist stereotype. Nor was it perceived as such for years. The actresses and models that played the character were uniformly intelligent, attractive and likable. Another black product face, Uncle Ben was a real person, a rice farmer from Texas associated with the product for which he was named. The hatred of these black racists eats upon itself.

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