Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And here we thought we were making progress

Oh LiLo, it's been too long.

Our old friend/hot tranny mess Lindsay Lohan is back in the news, congratulating Barack Obama on becoming our "first colored President."

Sigh. I guess it's too steps forward, one step back - for all parties involved.

Sometimes there's so much drama in the world, I feel like I can't take it.


Red said...

This reminds me of my old, racist grandma (God rest her) who used to call African-Americans "coloreds" when she was being politically correct. Usually, she called them the "N-word."

This is the same grandma who once said to me, "I don't understand why girls have to learn math." It's a wonder I'm so well adjusted.

And Liz, you left out your best joke about this from the email chain: "She probably heard someone say 'people of color' and got all confused." You crack me up.

BeckEye said...

Okay, so I've been debating over whether or not to write about this, because I love to pick on Lindsay Lohan, but I actually don't think it's that big a deal. I think this is another example of everyone being WAAAAY too sensitive.

Obviously, I understand that "colored" has a certain connotation to it, especially in this country, conjuring up images of segregated drinking fountains and such, but I don't think "colored," as archaic as it might be, is meant to be derogatory most of the time. When people use the "N-word," there is malice behind it.

And I mean, if "people of color" is okay, then why isn't "colored?" It's a different way of saying the same thing! If "black" isn't a racist term (although some people think that it is), I'm not sure why "colored" is. Unless it's a technical issue because black is actually the absence of all color, and then I can get behind an anal line of thinking like that.

I don't know, am I wearing rose-colored glasses here, assuming that it wasn't meant to be offensive?

Liz said...

You're probably right Beckeye, and no, I don't think Lindsay was being racist, I think she was just being stupid. We haven't an excuse to mention her a while though, so I went for it.

The Guv'ner said...

Haha miss Liz, great minds and all that. I just made fun of her too. I mean it's Lindsay. Who needs an excuse?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

At least she didn't say anything really racist, like that he's young, handsome and tanned.