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 Post subject: Racist or not
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm 
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My lad used to scarper up and down the stairs, on the sofa, run around with a toy hammer, big grin on his face..

“Come here, you little monkey.”

Clothing retailers H&M have removed an advert, showing a black child, wearing a hoodie, with “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”, emblazoned across it.

Would this be acceptable, had it been a white child? Is this Hoodie, solely for white kids, for fear of being labelled racist?

Can parents still call their kids little monkeys?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.indepe ... html%3Famp

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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:40 pm 
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It's not racist. Anyone who sees a connection between black people and monkeys has a serious problem.

The boy's parents were ok for him to model it.

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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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Tabby Cat wrote:
It's not racist. Anyone who sees a connection between black people and monkeys has a serious problem.

The boy's parents were ok for him to model it.

There’s been a major storm about the ad, with people coming down on both sides. Parents have both criticised and acclaimed the ad, whilst some seem to be taking offence for others..

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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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Tabby Cat wrote:
It's not racist. Anyone who sees a connection between black people and monkeys has a serious problem.

The boy's parents were ok for him to model it.

Of course there's a connection, we, each and everyone of us have a connection to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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f politics wrote:
Tabby Cat wrote:
It's not racist. Anyone who sees a connection between black people and monkeys has a serious problem.

The boy's parents were ok for him to model it.

Of course there's a connection, we, each and everyone of us have a connection to them.

Racists don’t “monkey chant” at white people. It’s derogatory and intended to cause offence. The Hoodie wasn’t designed as racial abuse, rather an innocent term, a great many of us, called our kids..

.. me included..

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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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I call my wee ones cheeky monkeys all the time. No racial connotation at all


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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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It's trending on Facebook. Some great posts by African Americans stating how absurd the racial connection is.

This has set racial harmony back years by introducing to a whole new and innocent generation that in the past, black people were thought of as monkeys.

We need to reclaim the word monkey back from the racists and give it back both its real and affectionate meaning.

The American Comedian, Chris Rock brought the disgusting N word back from the dustbin of history with his routine, Niggas versus Black People. That word was dormant for a few decades but thanks to him, it's mainstream. But black people laugh at that and use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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But if I say 'Your ancestors were monkeys."

Is that racist or scientist.


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 Post subject: Re: Racist or not
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Dong wrote:
But if I say 'Your ancestors were monkeys."

Is that racist or scientist.


Scientific. No doubt about that one. Goodbye God.

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