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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So why pick the only black grandchild to match up to marry North West? Why not say she would love to see one of the other grandchildren marry North West? Like because he is black he needs to be matched up with a little girl that is black? The implication seems kind of racist to me.
    I would think it could also be because they were discussing THIS grandson already, AND the two babies are the same age, making a union more plausible. I am not saying that race didnt play into it, just that it didn't necessarily have to. Not something you can prove, I dont think.

    As for the 'one of these things is not like the others' comment, I actually saw that as more of a commentary of the incredible homogeneity of the Romney family, which is highlighted by the inclusion of a dark skinned baby. I believe this picture was intended (by the romneys) to show how they are inclusive and represent everyone, but other than Kieran, there family is remarkably similar in looks.

    Oh, and I listened for it, and couldnt see where she called the baby an it? Anyone have specifics of where in the video that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So why pick the only black grandchild to match up to marry North West? Why not say she would love to see one of the other grandchildren marry North West? Like because he is black he needs to be matched up with a little girl that is black? The implication seems kind of racist to me.
    I would think it could also be because they were discussing THIS grandson already, AND the two babies are the same age, making a union more plausible. I am not saying that race didnt play into it, just that it didn't necessarily have to. Not something you can prove, I dont think.

    As for the 'one of these things is not like the others' comment, I actually saw that as more of a commentary of the incredible homogeneity of the Romney family, which is highlighted by the inclusion of a dark skinned baby. I believe this picture was intended (by the romneys) to show how they are inclusive and represent everyone, but other than Kieran, there family is remarkably similar in looks.

    Oh, and I listened for it, and couldnt see where she called the baby an it? Anyone have specifics of where in the video that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I would think it could also be because they were discussing THIS grandson already, AND the two babies are the same age, making a union more plausible. I am not saying that race didnt play into it, just that it didn't necessarily have to. Not something you can prove, I dont think.

    As for the 'one of these things is not like the others' comment, I actually saw that as more of a commentary of the incredible homogeneity of the Romney family, which is highlighted by the inclusion of a dark skinned baby. I believe this picture was intended (by the romneys) to show how they are inclusive and represent everyone, but other than Kieran, there family is remarkably similar in looks.

    Oh, and I listened for it, and couldnt see where she called the baby an it? Anyone have specifics of where in the video that is?
    I didn't catch the "it" part either.

    Aren't many families remarkably similar in looks? Many families are all one color with similar facial features. And I don't think it was random that she picked another black baby to talk about. The whole thing seems racist to me, not horribly so in that way that she'd discriminate against somebody, but in that way in which some people simply can't see past skin color, it's the first and last thing they notice about a person.

    By the way, the only place I've heard about it is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I would hope that people would rally around her if in fact she could prove that being a racist was her religion. Dont know that it would happen though.
    I honestly don't understand why people think that "It's my religion" makes an otherwise unacceptable behavior okay. I realize that people want religion to make anti-homosexual bigotry okay....but for me anyway, it doesn't. It wouldn't make racism okay either.
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    ITA with what Kyla said. It was (supposed to be) a humorous segment in which the panel was discussing photos from the year and coming up with captions for them. I don't think she "picked another black baby." I think she picked another baby of the same age, and who was fathered by someone you would never dream of Mitt Romney wanting to socialize with, much less be in the same family with. I mean, if you want to call someone racist, how about the Romneys for putting the ONE black baby in their family, front & center? Why him? There were other babies being held by other grandkids at the back & sides. Oh, but to put him at the back would have been racist like they were trying to hide him. You can't win for losing with some people who just jump at the chance to scream racism.

    And really, the producers probably should have seen this coming and pulled that photo from the lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    ITA with what Kyla said. It was (supposed to be) a humorous segment in which the panel was discussing photos from the year and coming up with captions for them. I don't think she "picked another black baby." I think she picked another baby of the same age, and who was fathered by someone you would never dream of Mitt Romney wanting to socialize with, much less be in the same family with. I mean, if you want to call someone racist, how about the Romneys for putting the ONE black baby in their family, front & center? Why him? There were other babies being held by other grandkids at the back & sides. Oh, but to put him at the back would have been racist like they were trying to hide him. You can't win for losing with some people who just jump at the chance to scream racism.

    And really, the producers probably should have seen this coming and pulled that photo from the lineup.
    I just don't agree. I don't think she picked the other baby at random, especially paired with the "one of these things is not like the others" comment. It's a creepy thing to say when you're looking at someone's family.

    And I don't think people taking family photos think about those things and I'd hope viewers don't either when it's a family photo. A family is a family, when you're in it those things don't even occur to you.
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    That is REALLY grasping at straws to say the Romneys purposely placed the baby in the front of photos because he is black. How would they have ANY idea that someone would pick their picture out to say nasty things about it when they took that picture?
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    Yeah, I don't understand how it's racist of the Romney's to have the grandson sitting on Mitt's lap (front and center) or would be racist to have him not front and center either? It's a family photo, hopefully all of the kids just piled in and they took a picture and all of the kids are as important and special and family as all of the rest of the kids. Hopefully race was never even considered. I would assume it wasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I just don't agree. I don't think she picked the other baby at random, especially paired with the "one of these things is not like the others" comment. It's a creepy thing to say when you're looking at someone's family.

    And I don't think people taking family photos think about those things and I'd hope viewers don't either when it's a family photo. A family is a family, when you're in it those things don't even occur to you.
    I dont know, Our youngest is really blond and when we hung out with DH's family this fall, who are native and various shades of brown (I even have dark hair), the big joke was that we picked him up at the mall, hope his parents dont miss him. It would not have surprised me to hear someone break out in that song if there had been a similar photo op. And we probable all would have laughed. I personally dont think that seeing skin colour is racist. It is making judgements based on that skin colour that makes you a racist (general you). If she had sung that one of these things isnt as smart as the others, or the comment had been about which kid is most likely to jack a car, I could see getting up in arms, but honestly, he doesnt look like the rest of his family. period. There is no hiding that and I dont think we all need to pretend not to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Yeah, I don't understand how it's racist of the Romney's to have the grandson sitting on Mitt's lap (front and center) or would be racist to have him not front and center either? It's a family photo, hopefully all of the kids just piled in and they took a picture and all of the kids are as important and special and family as all of the rest of the kids. Hopefully race was never even considered. I would assume it wasn't.
    I assumed he was sitting on an adult lap because he appears to be the youngest, and therefore they wanted to make sure he was properly supported.
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