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?