Monday, November 06, 2006

Vote Republican or the White Woman Gets Raped



A mailer from the New York 19th Congressional District race, featuring a black hand over a white woman's mouth, as if abducting her.

6 comments:

Fishfrog said...

I think that hand is white.

Matt said...

Well, it's clearly darker than the lady's face. Note that there's significant glare off her eyes, indicating a lot of bright light very close to the scene. There's glare off the skin, but it still looks black to me.

Drew You Too said...

What difference does it make what color the hand is? Basically what this is saying is be stupid, be fearful, vote republican. If the majority of the population is foolish enough to continue to fall for this "Fear the Boogeyman and not the loss of your civil liberties" kind of tactic, perhaps it is time the empire fell. I keep waiting on Natural Selection to kick in but it seems to have been misled by "Democracy".

Anonymous said...

That is totally a white hand. It doesn't matter if there is too much light or not.
Sad but true, drew you too, I do believe people are that foolish.

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody, let's set aside our differences and come up with a compromise: let's say the hand is mulatto.

Leo said...

drew you too: the question is whether it is fear mongering AND race baiting or just fear mongering.

I think the hand is clearly "non-white," as in not northern European like the women appears to be. Whether it is black, latino, arab, or whatever, the intent still seems to be to play on white voters' racial anxieties.