Friday, January 18, 2008

Offensive imagery

As an American of Irish ancestry, the image above wounds me grievously. It's an aching reminder of the hardships my Irish forebears endured during the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s and the English treatment of my people during that horrible period in history.

Eh, not really.

In other news, the image below got some Golf Week editor fired because nooses are symbols of, well, hangings, I guess.

The article that was the subject of the cover photo was, of course, about the Golf Channel anchor who used the term "lynch" in reference to what Tiger Woods' competitors would like to do to him.

Not that anyone aside from an African-American has ever been lynched, of course.

Oh, and since my Mom's from Sweden, this offends me, too:

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