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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    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.
    I don't think it's racist to see skin color, but I think it's racist when that's ALL you see. It seems to me that's all this woman saw, based solely on what I read. (I didn't watch it.) She looked at the picture and her head said, "black baby" and then her head said "oh, another black baby" and that's how she got to Kanye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't think it's racist to see skin color, but I think it's racist when that's ALL you see. It seems to me that's all this woman saw, based solely on what I read. (I didn't watch it.) She looked at the picture and her head said, "black baby" and then her head said "oh, another black baby" and that's how she got to Kanye.
    I am not saying that is not how she got to this. I just think there are other ways it could have gone. I think if someone doesnt have a history of being or saying racist stuff, then we should give them the benefit of the doubt on it. I also found it interesting that she intro'd the picture as a 'baby' picture when it is clearly a family shot. I have never seen the picture before, but I assumed it was a released by the family and blew up in the media centred around baby Kieran earlier this year, and that is why the commentary centred there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I am not saying that is not how she got to this. I just think there are other ways it could have gone. I think if someone doesnt have a history of being or saying racist stuff, then we should give them the benefit of the doubt on it. I also found it interesting that she intro'd the picture as a 'baby' picture when it is clearly a family shot. I have never seen the picture before, but I assumed it was a released by the family and blew up in the media centred around baby Kieran earlier this year, and that is why the commentary centred there as well.
    I agree on taking history into account.

    Look...I've been down the road of being called racist and it was because I actually treated someone the same way I treated everyone else, and he took offense at THAT. The whole thing was ridiculous and awful.

    I don't really know the details in this case but from what I read, it sounded like a very race-focused observation.
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    I guess MSNBC didn't learn much from this incident.

    MSNBC is in apology mode again, but it may take a mea culpa from the big boss to stop an all-out Republican boycott of appearances on the network.

    The head of the GOP penned a letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin telling him he is banning RNC personnel from any of the cable network's shows until Griffin "personally and publicly" apologizes for the channel's latest misstep. On Wednesday, MSNBC's official Twitter account sought to politicize a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family that debuted months ago and is slated to air in a new version during the Super Bowl.

    "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."

    The Tweet prompted an angry tide of reaction from conservatives, many of whom noted their own families spanned races, either through marriage or adoption. Most wondered why the left-wing news network thought it was such a big deal.

    Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin went on Twitter and urged her followers to send photos of their own biracial families to MSNBC’s Twitter feed with the hashtag “#MyRightWingBiracialFamily.”

    The network quickly apologized for the Tweet, taking it down and posting two subsequent Tweets regarding it.

    Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.
    — msnbc (@msnbc) January 30, 2014
    The second Twitter missive announced the offensive tweet had been deleted and included another apology.
    Cereal apologizers: MSNBC sorry for offensive Tweet about biracial family | Fox News
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