This is the first time the World Cup has been staged in Africa. Historically, there´ve been so many raw and degrading images of Africa and people of African-descent. What are some images of Africa that have been popping up in media during the mundial?
I know, not as many people trip off skin color as we in the United States, or so I´m told. But I´m always happy we´re uptight enough to mostly dismiss these kinds of images. I think that if those types of graphics didn´t signify such dislike for dark skin color, that I would be cool with it. Laugh along with the joke. But normally, I can´t. Too much going on underneath.
I flipped on the program halfway through and didn´t catch this guy´s name, but I heard the cast members refer to him as ¨Negro¨. Of course. This is normal programming for the Televisa Saturday morning gab fest, Hoy Sábado. It´s the type of morning show that´s so bad, it makes Jillian Barberie´s work look excellent and useful.
I figured the character, who handed out yellow cards to certain announcers during the telecast, was making fun of World Cup referee Koman Coulibaly from Mali. He made a series of iffy calls during the recent U.S. game. Here´s the Telegraph´s story on calls I think cost the squad a goal.
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