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Caroline Wozniacki is a racist? Is blacking up always wrong?

by | 13th, December 2012

WAS it racist? Was Caroline Wozniacki’s impersonation of Serena Williams racist? We’d say it wasn’t. Williams has made fun of her own body shape. She brought up the size of her backside, so it’s fair game. Right? It’s all about intent and tone. In the post-Macpherson Report UK, of course, you can be unintentionally racist. If you think its racist, then it is.  You can be an unwitting racist. He told us: “…any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or by any other person.” 

So. Are these people racist ( via )?

Members of the Chi Omega sorority at Penn State ( source ) at a  Mexican fiesta-themed party around Halloween 2012. The signs read: “will mow lawn for weed & beer” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it.”

 

The Vice President of the college’s Mexican American Student Association, Cesar Sanchez Lopez, wrote:

The Mexican American Student Association is disappointed in the attire chosen by this sorority. It in no way represents our culture. Not only have they chosen to stereotype our culture with serapes and sombreros, but the insinuation about drug usage makes this image more offensive. Our country is plagued by a drug war that has led to the death of an estimated 50,000 people, which is nothing to be joked about.

n September 2011 students at Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal business school, wore “black makeup [and] chant[ing] with mock Jamaican accents about smoking marijuana” ( source ) to honour of Jamacian Olympian Usain Bolt.

Anthony Morgan, a law student at McGill University, wrote :

[Being black] is not a costume that you put on… This is not just about a few bad apples. This is about a greater problem about what we think about, how we value, how we understand, how we discuss — if we discuss — black history, culture and contribution.

Perhaps the pick of the bunch are these photos of a   party  in  for Martin Luther King Day at Tarleton State University, Texas:

These images are from party  in “honor” of Martin Luther King Day at Clemson College, South Carolina:

party  in “honor” of Martin Luther King Day at University of Connecticut School of Law:

 

TheAthletics Union at the London School of Economics  “dressed up as Guantanamo Bay inmates and drunkenly yelled ‘Oh Allah’…”   Here

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