Obama The Slave

 image Sally at Jump Off The Bridge sent me this story.  Apparently Doron Braunshtein, is making a tidy little profit selling shirts with slogans like, Jews Against Obama, Who Killed Obama? and Obama = Hitler.  Braunshtein is quoted as saying, “For a lot of people, when they see Obama, they see a slave. People think America is not ready for a black president. “I can’t stand Obama,”  He claims that it’s not because  Barack is black. “That’s the only thing I like about him. He opens the door for other minorities.”

Ok ass wipe, you cannot be pro the advancement of minorities and endorse a statement like Obama Is My Slave.  I am not sure if you realize exactly how racist this statement is. It  not only devaluates Obama as person, but reduces all POC to commodities.  Slavery continues to have a lasting effect on blacks, and is the basis of our continued occupation of the bottom rung of the racial hierarchy.

An Israeli trading on the holocaust to turn a profit is particularly disgusting. Equating Obama with Hitler, a man that is responsible for the death of 6 million Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and political dissidents diminishes the human travesty of  genocide.  This is not an event that should be reduced for the sake of propaganda, and profit. Shame on you sir. I am further troubled that his reason for hating Obama, is because he believes the man to be a Muslim. As a Jew, he should have retained enough cultural knowledge to realize that when we hate groups of people based on the idea that they are less than, it leads  to places like Auschwitz.  “Never Again” symbolizes more than an end to genocide, it also symbolizes the end racism, and bigotry.

That this man could wear this shirt, proudly smiling is more proof of exactly the kind of post-racial world in which we reside.  Daily people make statements that are highly offensive, and then claim not to be racist, or try and qualify it with some ridiculous justification.  I am sick of calling this shit out. You are not fooling anyone; you false ally, you wolf in sheeps clothing. There is nothing post about racism, and for POC that must negotiate stigmatized identities daily, it is an ever present danger to our souls.

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