Monday, June 28, 2010

Ebony, but no Ivory?

As I was recently strolling through Target (one of my favorite stores because it lacks the WalMart shoppers), I noticed something that did disappoint me...

I was pleased to see an 'Ebony' greeting card section [yay for the blacks! yet another race-appeasing social move to make you feel more like you own the planet]. So, I decided to see if there was an 'Ivory' section, all the while knowing there wouldn't be- and I was correct! Go figure!

What would Ebony-specific cards have written in them anyway?  Or pictured on the outside?
Misspelled 'simplified' ebonics English? Congratulating another on their purchase of a $80,000 Mercedes with drug money?  Picture of Oprah? Al Sharpton?  Kanye West?

Oh no, I'm a racist/stereo-typist now, huh?  But you're not, even though you have your Ebony card section?

.you are a plague.


Anonymous said...

I have always been a little curious as to why the 'Ebony' or 'Mahogany' cards have a special label. The only difference I have EVER noticed, is that there may be a person on the cover with a darker complexion, because I actually DO read some of those cards.. The wording or language is nothing different from the ordinary Hallmark card and yet it receives a special, usually yellow 'label.' To me, that is telling me that even if I like what the card says, I can't buy it because it has a label on it intended just for blacks. Indeed, racist perhaps? But no, the racists are the white people that have the larger section of cards with NO labels CLEARLY leaving it open for ANYONE of ANY race to purchase. Whoever started the Ebony or Mahogany labels needs to come out with the Ivory label for sure, that is if we really are still trying to keep things segregated.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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