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Google Racism - Black Olympian on Watermelon? (Vanity)
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Posted on 08/07/2012 4:41:35 AM PDT by P.O.E.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: racismolympics
I've been wondering that a lot of Google's Olympic banners have been showing white (-ish) looking folks. I was a bit startled to see when they finally put up a black person, he's running on a track that looks awfully like a watermelon.

I demand Google issue an apology.

1 posted on 08/07/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.

Ray-cest!!!
Where’s Sharpton? Where’s Jackson?


2 posted on 08/07/2012 4:45:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: P.O.E.
That really is too watermelon looking to be a mistake. I'm calling the NAACP. They took care of Hallmark for the ‘black hoes’ card; I know they'll be all over this!
3 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: P.O.E.

I must have lived a protected life, because the only connotation I’ve ever heard for “watermelon” has to do with environmentalist wackos (green on the outside, commie red on the inside). What does it have to do with black people? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a juicy watermelon.

I honestly don’t get it.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 4:51:36 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: P.O.E.
Also noticed not a single Asian (if I were China, I'd ban Google)

Gallery of Google Doodles

5 posted on 08/07/2012 4:52:43 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
Looks like the track they've been running on.

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6 posted on 08/07/2012 4:57:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: P.O.E.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:03:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Windcatcher
Historically, there are numerous depictions of blacks eating watermelon slices.

The watermelon/enviro-wacko connection is very much more apropos in the current culture.

I supposed one could extend the racist watermelon reference to include the reality shows that use watermelons as targets.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 5:07:58 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Windcatcher

Harks back to the early 20th century - a black (usually child) eating a watermelon was a relatively common advertising image. It has since been decried as stereotypically racist.

Go to google images and type in “black eating” and it will auto-complete with the word chicken. Type in an additional “W” and it will auto-complete with watermelon.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: cripplecreek

How come the black runners are ahead of the white runner? Thats not fair!


10 posted on 08/07/2012 5:21:00 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: cripplecreek

1732 doesn’t look much like a gurl.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Dan Cathy, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker, and November is drawing close!.)
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To: P.O.E.

The NBC Olympics Monkey-on-the-Rings says you are reading too much into that graphic.

:)


12 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:29 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: P.O.E.

Harks back to the early 20th century - a black (usually child) eating a watermelon was a relatively common advertising image

I remember a story about Bill Clinton sending a post card with that image. Anyone else?


13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:06:08 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57
Bill's (Racist) Postcard To Forget (Clinton haunted by "Watermelon" Postcard)
14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:11:47 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: patriot08
Where’s Sharpton? Where’s Jackson?

Fairness is the lesson of the Olympics (Jesse Jackson)

Al Sharpton's Epic Dressage Rant: 'HORSE BALLET ISN'T CHEAP!'

15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

I thought the exact same thing....and the guy’s got a little bit of a ‘fro.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: P.O.E.
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17 posted on 08/07/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: JoeProBono

I couldn’t stop watching that. Hilarious!


18 posted on 08/07/2012 8:02:35 AM PDT by squidward
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To: Windcatcher

It was common in years past to depict “Little Black Sambo” sitting around eating watermelons. So now, it’s offensive to associate any black person with a watermelon, or something like that.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cripplecreek

There are no black spots (seeds) on that actual track, as there are in the Google Doodle.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 11:01:39 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: P.O.E.

Russia- you can play basketball
http://www.google.ru/

In the U.S. you have to play with a black man running on a watermelon field.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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