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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm 
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Again the question being overlooked is, what is offensive about the picture? In isolation, a photo of a Malteser with a smiley face, wouldn’t be considered racist, the comparison to a black person is certainly entering dangerous territory, but...why is it deemed racist upon comparison and not before? How many were aware of this picture prior to the tweet? How many had condemned its use before Bernardo’s ill fated post?

Is it the comparison that makes it racist? Or the content of the caricature?


Both. The initial cartoon produced in the 70s is clearly racist in its depiction of African "jungle babies." Now, to take that already established racist cartoon and compare it to an ACTUAL human child of African descent is without question cause for concern.
I would be more troubled if an investigation was not launched. Bernado may well be exonerated, but to sweep this under the rug is unacceptable.
Racism is clear to see if its the bedsheet wearing, cross burning man in your front yard, but its the subtle, in-built one that the fight is about. Its the nice man who will tell you he has "many black friends" but still, deep down sees his childhood buddy as similar to an "African jungle baby" that is a far bigger stain on society.
Is this racist? Absolutely!! Was it intentionally so? Maybe not.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 pm 
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The exaggerated size and hue of the lips could be racial slur and given Spain’s penchant for such, it would come as no surprise were this intention masquerading as innocence. However, the white chocolate variety boasts the same caricature, differing only in shade of chocolate. At one point does it become racist, when surveying the chocolate spectrum? Agree there is an uncomfortable nod to the golliwog, but is there a particular feature about this image that causes such concern? Would a smiley face on a Snickers bar be considered the same?

WhatsApp users, scroll through the various emojis, there’s one of a very black moon, big white eyes, conguito smile...should this be called to question? What’s the intention?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:18 pm 
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The exaggerated size and hue of the lips could be racial slur and given Spain’s penchant for such, it would come as no surprise were this intention masquerading as innocence. However, the white chocolate variety boasts the same caricature, differing only in shade of chocolate. At one point does it become racist, when surveying the chocolate spectrum? Agree there is an uncomfortable nod to the golliwog, but is there a particular feature about this image that causes such concern? Would a smiley face on a Snickers bar be considered the same?

WhatsApp users, scroll through the various emojis, there’s one of a very black moon, big white eyes, conguito smile...should this be called to question? What’s the intention?

Silva is from Portugal and not Spain

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:23 pm 
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Coach wrote:
The exaggerated size and hue of the lips could be racial slur and given Spain’s penchant for such, it would come as no surprise were this intention masquerading as innocence. However, the white chocolate variety boasts the same caricature, differing only in shade of chocolate. At one point does it become racist, when surveying the chocolate spectrum? Agree there is an uncomfortable nod to the golliwog, but is there a particular feature about this image that causes such concern? Would a smiley face on a Snickers bar be considered the same?

WhatsApp users, scroll through the various emojis, there’s one of a very black moon, big white eyes, conguito smile...should this be called to question? What’s the intention?


You said it pretty much the conguito's similarity to the golliwog is the point of contention. A smiley face on a snickers would probably not feature racially offensive caricature so likely no.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:36 am 
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... l/49906026


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 am 
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Sets a precedent, banter or not, perhaps now this will regulate the actions of some in the monstrosity called social media.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Knowing Pep I wouldn't be surprised if Mendy is the one who comes out worse in all of this by chopping serious bench time :sad: :bored:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:53 pm 
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^And Sterling too.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:35 pm 
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... l/49906026



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm 
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balo wrote:
benteke wrote:
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... l/49906026



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Eni Aluko says most of what I said on the Silva tweet.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... -eni-aluko

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm 
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balo wrote:
benteke wrote:
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... l/49906026



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