New Mexican Stamp

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  1. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Mexican Stamp Called Offensive to Blacks
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    Wednesday, June 29, 2005; Posted: 2:23 p.m. EDT (18:23 GMT)
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/06/29/mexico.stamp.ap/index.html
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- The Mexican government has issued a postage stamp depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, just weeks after remarks by President Vicente Fox angered U.S. blacks. The series of five stamps released for general use Wednesday depicts a child character from a comic book started in the 1940s that is still published in Mexico. The boy, hapless but lovable, is drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide-open eyes. His appearance, speech and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters in the comic book.

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    Memin Pinguin? Wow! Wonder if Jesse would like some?
     
  2. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    That is criminal.

    $6.50 to mail a friggin letter?
     
  3. Mikeshi

    Mikeshi New Member

    Jul 14, 2004
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    Those are pesos gringo.

    I remember a recent story of the Japanese bringing back comic books featuring Sambo.

    Those plus the stamps ought to bolster your collection ITN.

    And the White Bread Foundation wanted to recognize you for this attempt to drive another wedge between brown and black peoples. With an honorable mention for posting racially offensive material under the guise of a legitimate discussion issue.
     
  4. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
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    Shall we dance?

    I tried collecting stamps as a youngster. I think it started when I looked through my aunt's ragedy collection of stamps from around the world. She had lots of colorful ones depicting animals, historic places, etc. So I ordered stamp packets for a while from the back of my Boys Life magazines.
     
  5. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    You're a pinche race bater, InTheNet.
     
  6. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
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    You're a sick philatelist.
     
  7. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    ITN aside, the stamp is very offensive and should be withdrawn for circulation.
     
  8. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
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    a truly rotten disease.
     
  9. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    I know. It was just a (bad) joke to highlight the ridiculousness of the thread which I am now bumping to respond. ;)
     
  10. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
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    Like ITN really cares out racial insensitivities.
     
  11. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    Tampa
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    Oh, I think it's clear he cares.
     
  12. biggyv

    biggyv Member

    May 18, 2000
    PGH PA
    Clearly. It gave him opportunity to make an unclever Jesse Jackson joke.

    Cause, you know, he's black. And so is the kid on the stamp! Get it???
     
  13. fiddlestick

    fiddlestick New Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    The 4 8 0
    We're gonna photoshop a wifebeater and a sombrero on this and make it the new 37 center.

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  14. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    Disappointed; I thought this thread was going to tell me about my home state issuing its own stamps... :(
     
  15. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Red Card

    Feb 13, 2004
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    LOL that was funny.

    I do wonder though given Fox's statements in the not so distant past about Blacks in America. Maybe this is just pre WCQ fodder?
     
  16. DynamoKiev_USA

    DynamoKiev_USA New Member

    Jul 6, 2003
    Silver Spring, MD
    I guess we've solved racism in our country, it's time to turn our attention abroad?
     
  17. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    It's perfectly moral and reasonable to be against racism everywhere.
     
  18. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Next stop, Johnny Chimpo and that horribly offensive Afghanistanimation.
     
  19. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Washington DC
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    You must spread...
     
  20. DynamoKiev_USA

    DynamoKiev_USA New Member

    Jul 6, 2003
    Silver Spring, MD
    Emm have you ever watched Mexican TV? Anyone on there remind you of the guy cleaning your office? I didn't think so :D Racism outside of the Western world is, well, normal. Everyone in the world hates someone else's guts for no particular reaon, -- everyone outside of Western Europe and North America, really.

    Here, we're perhaps too busy eating curry, Chinese carryout, and Taco Bells, to hate the dirty Sikhs, Asians, or Mexicans.
     
  21. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

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    Apr 8, 2002
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    No doubt.
     
  22. Txtriathlete

    Txtriathlete Super Moderator
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    Aug 6, 2004
    The American Empire
    Im surprised Mexico hasnt retaliated for the 'speedy Gonzalez' cartoons.
     
  23. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
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    Bring back Frito Bandito!
     
  24. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    And that Chihuahua-- was it Taco Bell?
     
  25. BillQ

    BillQ New Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    What ITN said was a racist remark and I have reported it to the moderators so the can FINALLY card this asshat.
     

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