Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Crash Course in Cultural Sensitivity

Its always an amazing thing when a group tries to explain to the offended party that their actions are not racist and that the offended party, just dosen't understand

The character spurred debate in 2005 when the Mexican government issued a stamp commemorating Memin. At the time, many U.S. activists and political figures called the character racist.

The Mexican government protested the characterizations, asserting that Americans simply do not understand Memin’s cultural significance in Mexico.

That debate spurred the publisher to re-issue the old comics in a collector’s series that are available for purchase in the United States as, well as Mexico.

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