Over at professor Vernellia Randall's Race, Racism and the Law there's an analysis on how a Katrina-linked New Orleans photo has morphed into an object lesson on racism
. There has, apparently, developed an entire "pulp culture" on the internet which has taken his head and placed it on top of other pictures.
One of Dr. Randall's students, a woman who characterizes herself as "...an Ultra-Conservative Republican...
" conducted a study on the evolution of the image. The student also says of herself that she is "...intelligent enough to spot racism when I see it and I am bold enough to call it racism when I see it.
" She further concludes that "Thinking something is funny does not make it less racist.
I am heartened to see my own sterotyping of conservatives shattered, [I used to think all conservatives to be racist] but her note about the perniciousness of race hatred/race supremacy ought to be heeded. Disappointing that so many supposed "liberals" are not as observant as she.
Check out her essay [with photo examples] The Racism of "Lootie"
/ It's well worth the read.