I'm sick of people finding something racist in everything these days.
But we’re not dealing with “everything” - we’re dealing with a particular set of images…
It’s also hard to see how it’s to be dealt with, if on the one hand you are against it, but are against the subject being raised because it sickens you – I’m not sure how the two should be reconciled. It seems easier to let us who aren’t being afflicted by the problem bear a little, trivial, discomfort, than have one person be the victim of it, yet let it go unpunished, no?
For goodness sakes - cartoons exaggerate facial features etc. for humorous reasons or because that's the nature of the business.
No. Not so. It’s not a cut and dried matter - cartoons have most certainly been used to propagate all sorts of ideas and ideologies, from humorous to hateful. Because you don’t recognize it, or know about, doesn’t make it not true.
I can understand why people think the African people aren't respected in the Congo but not necessarily in the way they look.
The Congolese who feel they have been slighted choose to disagree with you on that one.
The truth is that African people have much larger lips than white people.
A generalization which just doesn’t stand up, certainly not as a defence. Nobody feels good if they are depicted in a demeaning way - you might be thin or fat for all I know, but to have you depicted as overly skeletal, or grossly fat might be very upsetting to you - but you wouldn’t think that me saying, “Oh, but you are fat (or thin, or whatever), so I don’t care how you feel…”
The examples of what you say they are doing are unfair - but that doesn’t make the graphics less of a problem.
As for Jewish people, I don't even know where the hooked nose look even began.
Then it might be that you need to look into it, not dismiss it - it is stereotype of antisemitic drawings going back to the middle ages.
It's all a little ridiculous to get up in arms about such things.
And thus you dismiss the Holocaust - because the people of Belgium would have been seeing images similar to these on posters, in newspaper cartoons and amongst all the other anti-Jewish propaganda being circulated by the occupying Germans at the time, and used to get people to denounce Jews so that they could be transported to the death camps. That’s why people get “up in arms about it”… Seems fair, to me…
I'm not pointing fingers at you or anyone else here but there are ninnies on the Internet and in real life who take the racism thing too far
Racism is taking things too far too, and of the two, it’s the worse.
play that card when they feel they're entitled to something, even though no one owes them anything.
And it’s that sort of generalization that lets problems arise - pointing a finger at a group and vaguely accusing them of unspecified wrong just feeds the fire.
Do you understand what I'm saying?
No, frankly, I’m at a loss, it just doesn’t resonate with me at all. Personally, I’d rather that twenty people got something they didn’t deserve, that that one person was subjected to unwarranted abuse…