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Racist or not?

Well I saw this video.. Proclaiming this soda is subliminal racism.

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q2f9bPtVJA

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 AM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Picture of can


    First side


    http://www.cixel.com/ljimages/watermelon.jpg


    Other side of can


    http://editorandpunisher.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/dsc00330.JPG

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • eye rollingI'll bet they're filled with

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • I'm not sure what the above anon's point is. She's just looking for something controversial to say and ended up saying something idiotic.


    It looks like this product was manufactured in another country. While the first image is traditionally a racist one here in the US, who ever put it on a can where ever this product came from may not be privy to that. I wouldn't know what to say or not to say to a person from Kosovo vs a person from Mascedonia. I think this is just an unfortunate choice made by someone who is not familiar with our cultural history.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:19 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It doesn't pay to be racist if they are actually trying to sell the soda....it may have been a misguided attempt at including everyone. I would have to know more.....
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 7:23 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Oh good gosh!!!
    sunnymom3

    Answer by sunnymom3 at 7:47 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • One problem here - that's Cuban soda. It's made by a company called Cawa that moved to Miami after Cuba went to hell. Meaning probably not intended to be a stereotypical American black girl, but a regular Cuban girl. Are other races not allowed to put pictures of themselves on products just because they're darker than white and might be confused with black people?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:51 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Why would it be racist? It has a white kid on the can eating watermelon too. Are black kids not allowed to enjoy watermelon? Should white people be offended by the depiction of the white boy? This kind of crap is just ridiculous, it really is.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Well if the soda is sold like in Brazil, then it is probably not intended to be racist since A LOT of Brazilians are dark skinned.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:49 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • No I don't find it racist.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:09 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It's not American! We aren't the intended consumers. It has no undertones at all. Stop digging for what isn't there.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:21 AM on Sep. 9, 2009

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