Memin Pinguin Again

The Structural Violence of an Image



Is the beloved Mexican storybook character a racist image?

What many Mexicans grew up reading may just be a racial affront to many black Americans. “Memin Pinguin” tells the tale of a little boy, but the design of the character has angered more than a few. One such woman stumbled across Memin in her local Dallas, TX Wal-Mart and contacted the media.

This video from CNN tells the rest of the story.

Once again everyone is talking about Memin Pinguin. Is it racist? Is it a treasured Mexican character? Is it both? What do you think?


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