Originally Posted by gladhands
There's an accepted level of racism, that I'm not comfortable with, e.g. the Colin Powell jpg.
On the one hand, I am tempted to
at this. On the other hand, I have my own pet hates that others are making an effort to understand, so I feel as though I ought to do likewise.
I disagree that there is any racism behind the Powell jpg. Unless you take the position that any use of that word is ipso facto racist, which I don't. If you posted the same pic and phrased it the way Powell actually would -- "Excuse me, sir, but given the many constraints on my time, I won't be able to read this entire missive" -- it would not be funny. Maybe use that verbage with a picture of Ice Cube and it would work.