July 1, 2005

Mexico's New Stamps Depicts Black as Ape-Man

To celebrate the art of caricature in Mexico, Vicente Fox's government has issued a series of postage stamps commemorating the popular comic strip character Memin Pinguin, a black youth drawn to look like he's part-chimpanzee.

Defying U.S., Mexicans flock to buy 'racist' stamps

By Catherine Bremer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Crowds of Mexicans lined up at post offices on Friday to buy a new set of stamps featuring a 1940s black comic-book hero whose stereotypical looks and antics have been slammed as racist in the United States.

Some 400 people, from comic fans to Mexicans simply wanting to defy the White House, descended on Mexico City's main post office. Media reports said one bought 4,000 stamps of Memin Pinguin, a mischievous black boy whose thick lips, flat nose and monkey-like antics have offended U.S. civil rights groups.

The basic take-home lesson of this is that the cultural level of the Mexican masses is extremely low, and importing millions more uneducated Mexicans into the U.S. isn't making our cultural level more "vibrant," it's just depressing ours as well. One might think that American white liberals who pride themselves on their superior cultural sophistication might object to what mass immigration is doing to American culture, but they don't because they don't care about superior culture, just about feeling superior to other American whites.

Ironically, the average Mexican appears to be somewhere around 5% black by ancestry, although the African contribution to the Mexican population has been shoved down the memory hole by the Mexican government. For the full story, see my 2002 article "Where Did Mexico's Blacks Go?"

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