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Old 08-20-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I wonder why...
see? even mr. catto doesn't know.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Poor taste, offensive and racist.

Now that wasn't hard, was it?
It's too bad it's actually none of those things. Looks like you've been brainwashed by the msm.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes...it is offensive imo.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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but the PC police have forbidden the use of the much more accurate term 'orientals' for reasons that escape me.
How come we never refer to us (us meaning Westerners) as 'occidentals'?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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How come we never refer to us (us meaning Westerners) as 'occidentals'?
no idea. feel free to call me that, i promise not to shriek 'racism!!!'
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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Multipass Travel Agency: Asia Travel | Ads of the World

I've heard a bunch of politically correct idiots up in arms about it, but I see nothing racist about it. Do asians not have slanted eyes?
Although the Multipass Travel Agency ad is not "racist" per se, it is somewhat stupid and it might be offensive to a certain percentage of the population. It's somewhat stupid because most folks don't need to "screw up my eyes" to read all of the text in the poster and it's somewhat offensive because the "eye-narrowing gesture" that supposedly enables one to see the text more clearly has been used to mock people of Asian ancestry for generations. Furthermore, all Asians do not have "slanted eyes"; however, many Asians, American Indians, Inuit, and other folks (e.g. the Sami of Scandinavia and the Khoisan of South Africa) possess an "epicanthic fold" that makes the eye opening appear "narrower."
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I really wouldn't care if Asians started making their eyes look like Europeans. Racism is the belief that once race is superior to another. I don't think this meets that standard.
That's actually the most popular plastic surgery in Asia...
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Probably not to the bigots who created it. But I see it as the Asian equivalent of the N-word.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Probably not to the bigots who created it. But I see it as the Asian equivalent of the N-word.
Really? haha go ask any asian. I doubt any asian is offended by this ad and if they are they are just thin skinned or brainwashed to believe it is racism.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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I really wouldn't care if Asians started making their eyes look like Europeans. Racism is the belief that once race is superior to another. I don't think this meets that standard.
So then you probably also would'nt understand how an Asian person might see this as making fun of or putting them down, or not mind when black comedians talk in the white nerdy voice, or even why Al Jolson was frowned upon...??
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