Friday, August 15, 2008

When Asian Eyes Aren't Smiling

When I first saw this picture of the Spanish basketball team I was prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Because sometimes you can be stoopid without being a racist.

But then I noticed that Spain has quite a track record.

In 2004, the governing body of international football fined the Spanish Football Federation 100,000 Swiss francs -- about $87,000 -- after some fans directed racist chants at black players on the England team during a friendly match in Madrid

And in February racing fans in Barcelona blackened their faces and taunted Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's first black driver.

So now I just want to say this:

I still think it was more stoopid than racist.

Some people in Spain need educating. Badly.

And aren't Asian eyes BEAUTIFUL?


P.S. The journalist who broke the story....and lives in Spain...... defends himself.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:11 AM

    they are also making fun of the Indigenous people of latin america which they conquered. evil spaniard