Here we go again.
Bush administration, Sharpton, Jackson, Ultra liberals VS Mexican government and their insistence on issuing the controversial post stamp commemorating Mexican comic writers,
problem is, the current character is something completely out of synch with the times, according to the NAACP and the Bush administration.
The character is Memin Pinguin.
No need to describe him.
However, this character has been in Mexican news stands since about the 50's. It has basically become a Mexican Institution, I used to read it as a kid, for entertainment purposes, never did an anti-racial thought crossed my head, because at that time racism was not directed at anyone being black, rather it was directed against the poor and the indigenous people.(which is still the case in Mexico)
I believe the politicians in this country are going to blabber and talk and talk(About the stamp issue) and might even come to passing a resolution declaring Bush as the next Mexican Emperor, just so Bush can invade another country before he leaves office.
The point being;
Every group in any society is going to get insulted at one point or another because of what someone may write or in this case "draw" about our own racial group-Remember Speedy Gonzalez, or the famous Mexican with his sarape and sombrero sleeping next to a cactus?...
Well, big deal...
There are a lot more serious issues to deal with here in this country and its people. (Unemployment, Healthcare, Drugs, Crime, etc.)
Memin is not hurting anyone, let him keep the Mexican populace happy while they ignore their own issues. Or better yet, let the USPS decide what to do with the letters arriving from Mexico with the stamps in question!