17 August 2012

Now that's a darn shame

I was really looking forward to that new ten spot with the flaming vehicle being tossed off that bridge in Caledonia...
more suckass political correctness

"The bank immediately ordered the image redrawn, imposing what a spokesman called a 'neutral ethnicity' for the woman scientist who, now stripped of her 'Asian' features, appears on the circulating note. Her light features appear to be Caucasian."
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UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long...
either way you loseI thought perpetuating stereotypes was supposed to be a bad thing... I mean, this wasn't a specific "Asian" scientist... like, you know, celebrating a specific Prime Minister... right?
A spokesperson for the Chinese Canadian National Council slammed the bank on Friday for bending to racism.

“The Bank of Canada apparently took seriously ... racist comments and feedback from the focus groups and withdrew the image,” said May Lui, interim executive director of the group’s Toronto chapter.

Ms. Lui demanded the bank “acknowledge their error in caving to the racist feedback.”
Remember... some pandering is good.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"If you're going to have a woman scientist, have a real one. You could go seriously with a geologist - Drs Alice Wilson and Helen Belyea for two. In fact, you could put Dr Belyea on horseback out in the field, thus combining political correctness, great scenery, and accuracy."


2 comments:

Frances said...

If it's insulin we're celebrating, how many females with whatever features were actually in the lab? The depiction of a woman scientist with insulin is extremely misleading, and an insult to those who toiled to discover the treatment for diabetes.

If you're going to have a woman scientist, have a real one. You could go seriously with geologist - Drs Alice Wilson and Helen Belyea for two. In fact, you could put Dr Belyea on horseback out in the field, thus combining political correctness, great scenery, and accuracy.

Neo Conservative said...

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that's just it, though... isn't it?

instead of using an actual person... the social engineers in ottawa decided to create a mythical image to further their "buy the world a coke" agenda.

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