Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Signs that racism is not a U.S. phenomenon

[Spanish Men's basketball team]



[Spanish Women's basketball team]



[Spanish tennis team]



[Argentinian soccer team]

Tip of the hat to Angry Asian Man. Words fail me. I think these images speak for themselves, but for anyone who thinks this is all just good fun and games, I'll provide some analysis and break down the racism tomorrow.

2 comments:

Dance said...

Tangential, but watching the opening ceremonies, I found myself thinking "wow, that's a light-skinned Brazilian team! What's up with that?"

Jason Clinkscales said...

I knew about the men's basketball and tennis teams, but I didn't know that others did the same.

Beyond the offensiveness, did they NOT believe that there would be backlash, at least in the Western world from media, advertisers and fans?

A lot of the articles that referenced those photos pointed to Spain's rather unfortunate recent history with sports and race.