Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Indigenous people and animals: same thing.

You know these albums with figurines that are always going around. There's one about animals very popular this year. I puts a picture of a "weird" or "cute" animal with some short information about it.

It also has several pictures like this:

And yes, I can't turn the picture around.

Nice, huh? The objectification of oppressed people is nothing new. Nor is it new that they are presented as
absolute idiots. (Notice smart expression of the man).                                                                                 
My sister showed me the figurine saying: "Look! I got the idiot one! This one's rare!"        
I did point out it was racist, but I doubt the point got across.

                           An animal.