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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Newsweek: U.S. Olympic Uniforms are "Racist"

Ha! Liberals can't stand athletics, and they hate it when America wins, especially this twerp Sameer Reedy. To them it's not fair when America wins because we are so rich and powerful... Blah blah, Bush blah blah ILLEGAL WAR! Blah blah, blah blah blah Hitler blah blah 1936 blah blah Rove blah, blah quagmire blah blah blah blah Cheney! Blah blah blah military-industrial complex, blah blah racist, blah blah KKK, blah blah Exxon, blah Big Oil, blah blah...

Anyway, you can read this Left-Wing trash here if you want, but here is the relevant part:
The biggest sports-related news stateside has been the redesign of the U.S. uniforms by Ralph Lauren, who took the reins from Canadian company Roots. Lauren has built an empire by becoming the unofficial outfitter of the American Dream, marketing an idealized image of America's former ruling class to the nation at large. However, the WASP aesthetic he sells—think of characters from "The Great Gatsby," clothed in tennis whites and delicate tea dresses—has come to represent a classist and racist set of ideals, hardly representative of the current multicultural social fabric of the United States. A strange choice then, to redefine the U.S. team's visual identity in this way, even as it marches further away from the 20th century, when WASP power reached its peak. But if one stops to consider America's shaky status as the world's preeminent superpower, Lauren's nostalgic, retro creations begin to make more sense.
(h/t News Busters)


Blogger The Exterminator said...

Yeah, I know what Reedy is talking about. If I hadn't been forced to follow that WASP aesthetic when I was a kid, I would have worn my pants on my head and my hat covering my ass. Oh, and my shirt upside down and backwards.

8/20/2008 6:15 PM  

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