Bigot of the Week: March 23, Stumpy’s Stickers and their Customers

23 Mar

Bigot of the Week

I couldn’t believe my eyes. It is hard not to wince in pain when you see it. Surely, I thought, this is a tasteless digitally edited bumper sticker joke. The Facebook photo that went viral recently showed a silver car with a red, white, and blue sticker featuring the famous Obama emblem and the following text:

Don’t Re-Nig In 2012. Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!

Sadly, it was real. Far worse, it wasn’t just one hatefully creative racist bigot making a sticker, it was commercially produced and available on the web. A company named Stumpy’s Stickers offered this and several other shockingly offensive anti-Obama stickers. Curiously, after all the attention to their vile products, the website quietly vanished. Vile things don’t like the light of day.

So, what do we have here? Someone racist enough to dream up this slogan and disgusting enough to make it into stickers and then sell them. On top of that, we have people who are willing to buy them and put them on their cars. Anyone still think we live in a post-racist America?  How sad that our country has so far to go regarding racism and civil rights for all.

8 Responses to “Bigot of the Week: March 23, Stumpy’s Stickers and their Customers”

  1. Christine Noble March 23, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    This is pretty sick. I don’t get how anyone could like this. They, of course, are claiming that it is not racist at all. No surprise really, we are talking about a cross section of our country that doesn’t think it is misogynist to call a woman a slut because she supports birth control.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 23, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      Dear heart,
      I agree with you. White privilege has an amazing way of using defense mechanisms to protect that power and privilege!

  2. prideinmadness March 23, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I saw something about this either last week or earlier this week and was appalled! This is the country’s President! SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 23, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      Yes! What a sad commentary on American culture that people would make such bumper stickers and that people would buy and display them.

  3. nevercontrary March 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    If Obama starts wearing hoodies we are screwed.

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