Woody Henderson, a resident in the Upper East Side took pictures of the racist sign of President Obama eating chicken in an aesthetically unpleasant manner at the Whole Foods store at Columbus Avenue and 97th Street in New York.
Henderson said he was very offended by the caricature of the President and the message it conveyed. The sign was for a one-day sale of chicken.
Henderson went to the local NBC affiliate in New York to complain. They went to Whole Foods for a statement, which predictably denied any racist intent and removed the signs.
But c'mon. How many depictions of the president and First Lady in conjunction with fried chicken, watermelon and apes do we need to see before we stop giving them the benefit of the doubt and just call it for the racism it is?
Like BlueGal, I was pretty dubious about Jon Stewart's message at the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear" from the get-go. It's all about the national discourse, after all, which has seemed to run something like this:
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