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Trayvon Martin case: College newspaper cartoon sparks outrage (from race-baiting liberals)
NY Daily News ^ | 3/28/12 | NINA MANDELL

Posted on 03/28/2012 5:05:43 PM PDT by jimbo123

It was the picture of poor taste.

An editorial cartoon published Tuesday in the University of Texas at Austin’s student newspaper has sparked national outrage for suggesting Trayvon Martin’s killing was being overblown by the media, and invoking an offensive term for African-Americans.

Adding insult to injury, the cartoon misspelled the slain teen’s name.

The cartoon in the Daily Texan shows a woman wearing glasses holding a book titled “Treyvon Martin and the case of yellow journalism.” She is sitting in a chair labeled “The Media.” In the cartoon, she tells a young boy, “And then … the Big Bad White man killed the Handsome, sweet, innocent, colored boy!!”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/28/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

What is the offensive term?


2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:10:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: jimbo123

Did they declare a fatwa?


3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:11:21 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: jimbo123

The cartoonist made one mistake. The woman in the chair should have been wearing a hoodie.

The racebaiters on the lib side are going to bang this drum til elections. The libs want to make sure they keep the plantations full. If the blacks want the dems so badly they better not cry about living in poverty. We are sick of hearing it.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: jimbo123

5 posted on 03/28/2012 5:13:29 PM PDT by blam
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To: jimbo123

It’s commentary on the media and it looks accurate to me.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 5:13:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: jimbo123
Adding insult to injury, the cartoon misspelled the slain teen’s name.

That's probably how it should be spelled -- that is, if it were a name at all.

Now then, how would the youth have spelled it?

I mean, really, have you read his tweets? Do you really want to talk about spelling?

7 posted on 03/28/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: jimbo123; wolfcreek

I am a fan of Texas A&M and had long thought that UT veered a bit to the left in many ways.

But having the courage to publish this cartoon may just turn me into a Longhorn fan this year. They'll probably issue apology after apology but just the fact that the ink made it to the paper deserves commendation.

8 posted on 03/28/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: bigheadfred

Maybe “colored” was the offensive term. But one never knows what is the non-offensive term. Sometimes it’s “black,” sometimes “African American,” sometimes who knows what it is. Colored was actually a polite term in its day.

But the one sure thing is that no matter what you say, some “activist” is going to rush forward and declare that you used the wrong term.

I wish the US would get over its racial obsession.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 5:14:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: mardi59
"The racebaiters on the lib side are going to bang this drum til elections. "

I hope so. Even White liberals are getting tired of this race-hustling.

There have been so many FALSE/FAKE racial incidents....who knows anymore.

10 posted on 03/28/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: livius
Maybe “colored” was the offensive term. But one never knows what is the non-offensive term. Sometimes it’s “black,” sometimes “African American,” sometimes who knows what it is. Colored was actually a polite term in its day.

Maybe we can ring up the NAACP and ask?

11 posted on 03/28/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: jimbo123

Who’s outraged? The lying media and the race baiters they enable? Who cares. How dare anyone speak he truth!


12 posted on 03/28/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: livius
Maybe “colored” was the offensive term.

Right. For a second there I thought it was "boy".

13 posted on 03/28/2012 5:19:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: bigheadfred

“What is the offensive term?”

Apparently, it’s “colored” even though they speak of themselves as people of color. Heck, if I’m white, meaning lack of color, I don’t really see the problem. The next survey I fill out I think I shall designate myself as white-European and cry racism if it’s questioned.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: the invisib1e hand
That's probably how it should be spelled -- that is, if it were a name at all.

Maybe he spelled it wrong so as not to incur copyright infringement. After all, isn't "Trayvon" a brand now?

15 posted on 03/28/2012 5:20:57 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

a valid consideration. you can’t win for losing with the media.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: freeangel
Heck, if I’m white, meaning lack of color, I don’t really see the problem.

I believe that is incorrect. White is the combination of colors. Black is the absence of color(s).

17 posted on 03/28/2012 5:22:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: jimbo123
Crystal Mangum, Duke Lacross Rape Accuser, Charged With Murder In Boyfriend's Stabbing Death

This girl was never charged with anything in the FALSE/FAKE Duke rape case. The excuse given, "It would serve no useful purpose."

18 posted on 03/28/2012 5:22:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: re_nortex

This from Moscow on the Brazos. Who’da thunk it?
[I’m still not a UT fan, no matter what, although I’d spit on them if they were on fire.]

~ducking and covering~


19 posted on 03/28/2012 5:24:39 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: bigheadfred

“Black is the absence of color(s).”

In that case, you’d better start calling me black or I’ll be greatly offended. LOL


20 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: blam

LOL


21 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: Cyber Liberty; livius
livius: Maybe “colored” was the offensive term. But one never knows what is the non-offensive term. Sometimes it’s “black,” sometimes “African American,” sometimes who knows what it is. Colored was actually a polite term in its day.

Cyber Liberty: Maybe we can ring up the NAACP and ask?

I believe it was Jesse Jackson who PUSHed the idea of using the term "African-American" into usage, replacing "Afro American" which had earlier replaced "colored". It was added to the lexicon of PC journalists in the early '80s (I think) and eventually went mainstream.

I don't know why they didn't change the NAACP's name accordingly. Perhaps because it would be NAAAA. ;-)

The "United Negro College Fund" is an anachronism today but I actually saw a television ad for it only a few months ago.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: bigheadfred
I believe that is incorrect. White is the combination of colors. Black is the absence of color(s).

It depends on the situation and whether you're talking about light or pigment.

23 posted on 03/28/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: freeangel

I wonder if there is a catagory for “dark skinned albino”?


24 posted on 03/28/2012 5:43:06 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: bigheadfred
I don't think colored (the word in question) is an offensive term. It is certainly better than black which has negative connotations and African American, which is just plain ridiculous.

I also think the cartoon is kind of funny.

It is only the much maligned John Birch Society that has the sense not to use a term such as black and use a less derogatory term such as negro.

Negro and colored don't have the negative connotations that a term such as black has; e.g., black heart, Black Plague; etc.

25 posted on 03/28/2012 5:43:29 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: FoxInSocks
It depends on the situation and whether you're talking about light or pigment.

I think in terms of pigment and it is black that is the combination of colors.

26 posted on 03/28/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: bigheadfred

>> What is the offensive term?

“journalist”

(it offends *me*, anyhow.)


27 posted on 03/28/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: arasina
It's not racist if they do it.....
28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: bigheadfred

I ALWAYS FORGET!

WHICH DOES LOL MEAN?
LOTS OF LUCK?
LAUGH OUT LOUD?
or LOTS OF LUCK?


29 posted on 03/28/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: bigheadfred

I ALWAYS FORGET!

WHICH DOES LOL MEAN?
LOTS OF LUCK?
LAUGH OUT LOUD?
or LOTS OF LUCK?


30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:19:29 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: bigheadfred

I ALWAYS FORGET!

WHICH DOES LOL MEAN?
LOTS OF LUCK?
or LAUGH OUT LOUD?


31 posted on 03/28/2012 6:21:48 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: livius

“I wish the US would get over its racial obsession.”

Well, 12% of the US population needs to get over its racial obsession, anyway.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: bigheadfred

I believe you have it backwards, black is the combination of all colors, white (true pure white is the absence of any pigment or color). I could be completely out of my tree though, but I seem to remember a simple science experiment in junior high where we used black ink and drew (bled) all of the colors of the rainbow out of it anyhow.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: freeangel

I can’t do that. I filled out the last 2 censi 2000 and 2010 that I am hispanic. Prove Im not lol. i have been a white hispanic for a dozen years now. I understand the need for the government to enumerate the population. But knowing my race is unnessecary unless they need it for their Keynsean economics....


34 posted on 03/28/2012 6:43:42 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: jimbo123

the leftists who took over the college campuses in the 60’s are now running our society.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 6:44:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: jimbo123

the leftists who took over the college campuses in the 60’s are now running our society.


36 posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: jimbo123; a fool in paradise

It is indeed outrageous to misspell the word “coloured”!


37 posted on 03/28/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ought-six
Well, 12% of the US population needs to get over its racial obsession, anyway.

Along with the press and the Democratic Party...who keep this garbage going.

38 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by livius
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To: jimbo123

When we said “free speech”, we didn’t mean for you.

Now pay your taxes, we need raises. :)


39 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: freeangel; jurroppi1; Nervous Tick; LetMarch; Stepan12
It IS the context, baby. (click the pic)


40 posted on 03/28/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: re_nortex

I agree.

Well done UT!

\m/


41 posted on 03/29/2012 3:59:52 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: bigheadfred; freeangel
Heck, if I’m white, meaning lack of color, I don’t really see the problem.

I believe that is incorrect. White is the combination of colors. Black is the absence of color(s).


White skin is due to a relative absence of pigmentation. Progressively darker skin is due to increasing amounts of pheomelanin and eumelanin. White light is due to a combination of all waveforms of visible light. But if you mix all the primary colors of pigments in paints, you won't get white paint, you'll get a muddy looking mess.
42 posted on 03/29/2012 5:50:47 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: jimbo123

The truth hurts....


43 posted on 03/29/2012 5:52:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: jimbo123

Anyone know how to do an analysis of the tweet history of all this? Was the source of the first tweets weeks after the event the same source of the tweets calling for the Million Hoodie March?


44 posted on 03/29/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: mardi59
The racebaiters on the lib side are going to bang this drum til elections.

That 'drum' might be alienating the young - black and white - who are sick to death of white liberal elites, violent brain-dead Black Panthers, Poverty Pimps and White enablers. Democrats don's 'get it' - they ARE the Establishment - and the young are getting sick of them.

45 posted on 03/29/2012 5:59:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: livius
Sometimes it’s “black,” sometimes “African American,” sometimes who knows what it is.

Just as long as you don't call them Americans, I suppose.

46 posted on 03/29/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: livius

There’s a lot of power in keeping “racism” alive.
The effect, however, has been to gin up generational racism among blacks, holding them back, out of the successful mainstream society.


47 posted on 03/29/2012 6:06:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: livius
Colored was actually a polite term in its day.

Yes, it was; mom would not let us get away with the "n" word. And I haven't seen the NAA(L)CP debating about a name change.

48 posted on 03/29/2012 8:06:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: aruanan
Right. Right. Right.

White is the base. All your base belong to us.

muddy looking mess

Couldn't have said it better myself.

49 posted on 03/29/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: jimbo123

bump to the top


50 posted on 03/29/2012 6:57:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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