Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Walmart = Racist




On Saturday last, Mr. Mayor revealed to a dumbfounded world the reality behind the racist pricing tendencies of that anti-labor powerhouse store for backward yokels known as Walmart. Don't believe me? The Mayor was kind enough to provide photographic evidence.



So foresighted was the Mayor that he lead this ABC news story by a full 4 days. Congrats, Mr. Mayor! At issue here is whether or not the fact that the 'black barbie doll' is selling for nearly half the price of the 'white barbie doll' is racist. Of course the only logical reason for this in our overtly race sensitive society is Andy's new favorite word, RACISM!

You see, in a capitalistic, predominantly white society, the only motivation for this type of douchery is racism. It cannot have anything to do with supply and demand. No! Besides, we all know that the capitalist system is racist at it's core anyway, right?

Paul pointed out, in a completely unrelated yet brilliant post yesterday, that black Americans make up about 13% of the population as of 2008. Would it not stand to reason then that a doll which in theory appeals to only 13% of the population would not sell as well as a doll that in theory appeals to 65.6% of the population, once you remove them pesky Hispanics? Don't try peddling your conservative, fear-mongering rational discernment here, whitey! No, no! This can only be the work of racist, black hating corporate fat-cats at Walmart!

Right...

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TCL on March 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM said...

Just found your blog. Excellent post. I'm surprised I never heard about the racist barbie doll controversy at Walmart.

You're absolutely correct this is proof-positive that capitalism (and capitalists) are racists.

I suppose that we could also say that Walmart executives are multiculturalists and are trying to solve the racial divide by having white children play with, and identify with black dolls.

But that would ruin the capitalism=bad narrative.

classicaliberal on March 11, 2010 at 12:26 PM said...

You're absolutely right, TCL. Multiculturalism should be seen as a virtuous thing, therefore the evil racist fat-cats at Walmart are incapable of practicing it.

Capitalism is inherently nothing. It is what the people who participate in it make it. If you're a racist then you will likely quickly ascribe racism to participants in the system, whether or not it actually exists. Same thing with fairness, equality, etc...

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you visit more often, you racist capitalist!

 

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