Spain's Olympic Basketball Team: Racist or Just Stupid?

Aug 12, 2008 Full story: snafu-ed.blogspot.com 263
Actually, perhaps it's the advertising firm that's racist, while the basketball team is just plain stupid. Both of Spain's Olympic basketball teams posed for an ad for a courier company (a sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation), while pulling their eyes back in a slant-eyed manner. Full Story
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“Just Another Retired Shepherd”

Since: Jul 08

Acworth

#1 Aug 12, 2008
More PC run amok, get over it.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#2 Aug 12, 2008
"...while pulling their eyes back in a slant-eyed manner."

ROTFLMAO!!!

"You go now! You been here 2 howa - you must leave!!!"

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#3 Aug 12, 2008
Maybe they just have poor vision. Have you ever not had on your glasses or contacts and squinted or pulled outer corner of your eyes to see? They just were trying to focus that's all.

Since: Dec 07

Cleveland, TN

#4 Aug 12, 2008
oh boo hoo,

someone making fun,

grow up, take it like a man,

“global warming is a hoax”

Since: Apr 08

knoxville

#5 Aug 12, 2008
kday1_200 wrote:
oh boo hoo,
someone making fun,
grow up, take it like a man,
seems like nowadays anything involving any color other than lilywhite has some buffon rising up and crying....RACE..!!!..RACE..!!!

the ones who use that racist label are just as ignorant as the ones who still use the "N" word itself.

Since: May 08

Marrero, Louisiana

#6 Aug 12, 2008
You pay now!
Dan

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Aug 12, 2008
Radical media, chill out. Viva Espania Grande

Since: May 08

United States

#8 Aug 12, 2008
I do that sometimes when my eyes are very itchy, & watery.
I have allergies something fierce.

Since: Mar 08

Lexington, KY

#9 Aug 12, 2008
The team has no sense of decency and the Communists have no sense of humor?
USA

United States

#10 Aug 12, 2008
Why does Yahoo list the Official languages on the USA web site as "NONE" This political correctness is going too far.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/usa;...

Since: Dec 07

Cleveland, TN

#11 Aug 12, 2008
Earl Keese wrote:
<quoted text>
seems like nowadays anything involving any color other than lilywhite has some buffon rising up and crying....RACE..!!!..RACE..!!!
the ones who use that racist label are just as ignorant as the ones who still use the "N" word itself.
well maybe the whites should start playing a
"race-card"

oh, they called me a "whitelily honky cracker," made a movie about how "white people can't jump"
"all the blacks, mexicans and indians taking our jobs, money, sports, music, homes and women."

Whites don't have a all white school.

Whites don't have the whole section of a town to themselves.....whatcha gonna call it?
"white-side", "cracker-town", "white-section",
"caucasion-quarter", "honky hood",
"lilywhite-land"
USA

United States

#12 Aug 12, 2008
Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Spartacus

Canada

#14 Aug 12, 2008
MRLOUIS wrote:
You pay now!
haha that is in fact funny

HOWEVER

SAHME ON ALL OF YOU !!!

ANY YOU ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHY...

EVEN TRYING TO DEFEND WHAT THESE FUCKING MOROINS DID IS USELESS AND IGNORANT

IF YOU EVEN TRY TO DEFEND THIS YOU ARE A FUCKING RACIST

AND I DOI THINK SOME OF THE COMMENTS ARE FUNNY BUT THATS NOT THE POINT !!!

THE POINT IS

THIS WAS DELIBERATE RACISM AND IF YOU DON'T REALISE THIS YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT RACISM IS !!!

THAT'S PERHAPS THE SINGLE MOST INSULTING THING I HAVE EVERE SEEN DONE BY ANY TEAM IN ANY TEAM SPORT.

THIS IS JUST PLAIN IGNORANCE !!!

IT IS IGNORANT TO DEFEND IT

IT IS IGNORANT TO HAVE DONE IT

AND MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE...

IT'S 100% COMPLETELY RACIST !!!

TELL ME, HOW WAS THIS PHOTO SUPOSED TO ENHANCE THE IMAGE OF THE SPOANISH BASKETBALL TEAM?

HOW IS IT OF BENEFIT TO ANYONE

DOES IT DO ANYTHING POSITIVE?

THESE ARE THE ACVTIONS OF FUCKING MORON RACISTS..PLAIN AND SIMPLE...CALLING ANYTHING ELSE IS BEING A COWARD !!!
skipper

United States

#15 Aug 12, 2008
Spartacus wrote:
<quoted text>
haha that is in fact funny
HOWEVER
SAHME ON ALL OF YOU !!!
ANY YOU ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHY...
EVEN TRYING TO DEFEND WHAT THESE FUCKING MOROINS DID IS USELESS AND IGNORANT
IF YOU EVEN TRY TO DEFEND THIS YOU ARE A FUCKING RACIST
AND I DOI THINK SOME OF THE COMMENTS ARE FUNNY BUT THATS NOT THE POINT !!!
THE POINT IS
THIS WAS DELIBERATE RACISM AND IF YOU DON'T REALISE THIS YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT RACISM IS !!!
THAT'S PERHAPS THE SINGLE MOST INSULTING THING I HAVE EVERE SEEN DONE BY ANY TEAM IN ANY TEAM SPORT.
THIS IS JUST PLAIN IGNORANCE !!!
IT IS IGNORANT TO DEFEND IT
IT IS IGNORANT TO HAVE DONE IT
AND MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE...
IT'S 100% COMPLETELY RACIST !!!
TELL ME, HOW WAS THIS PHOTO SUPOSED TO ENHANCE THE IMAGE OF THE SPOANISH BASKETBALL TEAM?
HOW IS IT OF BENEFIT TO ANYONE
DOES IT DO ANYTHING POSITIVE?
THESE ARE THE ACVTIONS OF FUCKING MORON RACISTS..PLAIN AND SIMPLE...CALLING ANYTHING ELSE IS BEING A COWARD !!!
Yep yo is so right

but I don't eat or like ORIENTAL FOOD

“ Seal Of Democrat Party”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#16 Aug 12, 2008
What I would like to know is why it was done for an AD and what the hell it was suppose to mean!

“Snooze you lose”

Since: Mar 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#17 Aug 12, 2008
USA wrote:
Why does Yahoo list the Official languages on the USA web site as "NONE" This political correctness is going too far.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/usa;...
Yahoo is correct. The U.S. does not have an official language. A country's "official language" is narrowly defined as having been given special legal status. English has not been given special legal status, at least to the degree of being an official language.
leo from shanghai

United States

#18 Aug 12, 2008
riots in toronto and montreal get very little coverage because of race. spanish bb team safe target like duke lacrosse.

Since: May 08

Yorba Linda, CA

#20 Aug 12, 2008
USA wrote:
Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
I love it. Black people, Asians, Latinos.
Please, and I'm not trying to insensative here, drop the hyphenated monacres, or classifications, or whatever you would call "African-American" or "Mexican-American". You're either American, or you're not. Call me stupid, but I don't see what was wrong with "black" as in "blackman". I mean no one has a problem with "whiteguy" or as it's used more "whitboy". But if a white person dared to call anyone blackboy, how do think that would go off. All you guys want to be so non-pc with this article, saying it's just a joke, but I gaurantee you, you were SO offended by Imus trying to be funny, and using a word that black poeple use all day long. Get off your high horses. What's good for the geese....

But I digress.... I, being a whiteboy, can not start a movement of this matter. So I ask you, my brothers of color, whatever that color is, please, drop the hyphens and start being AMERICANS.
James Shortz

Beach Haven, NJ

#22 Aug 12, 2008
wun pukustuhmah !
Guess who

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Aug 12, 2008
What would Pustamatahah say?

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