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Cth
05-07-2010, 10:07 AM
http://www.aolnews.com/article/gringo-mask-lets-nervous-arizonans-whiten-up/19467712

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(May 6) -- Foes of Arizona's stringent new immigration law -- which requires police to check the paperwork of anyone believed to be an illegal immigrant during traffic stops, arrests or detentions -- claim that it's essentially an open invitation for the authorities to harass the, let's say, swarthier citizens of the Grand Canyon State.

For those legal Arizonans worried that their skin tone may now result in their being routinely pestered by local law enforcement (as well as those unwilling or unable to spring for a skin-whitening procedure a la Sammy Sosa or the late King of Pop), Zubi, a Hispanic ad agency based out of Miami, has offered a solution: the Gringo Mask.

"Our agency mantra is 'Erasing Stereotypes,' so as soon as this law was passed, we knew we had to do something to communicate just how ridiculous we thought it was," said the firm's COO, Joe Zubizarreta.
There is a male and a female version, both possessing a degree of whiteness that can only be described as "Scandinavian" (incidentally, not a part of America). The concept behind them is a simple one: Download and print out a mask from the website, cut it out, place it over your face -- and off you go, a walking protest.

Zubizarreta advises that users take their Gringo Mask everywhere, just in case. "If you're Hispanic, and live in Arizona, keep the mask nearby at all times," he said. "You never know..."

That said, wearing your Gringo Mask, like texting, is not recommended while driving. It may keep you from being racially profiled, but it probably won't prevent you from sideswiping that mail truck.

afroloq
05-07-2010, 10:11 AM
http://www.aolnews.com/article/gringo-mask-lets-nervous-arizonans-whiten-up/19467712

http://o.aolcdn.com/photo-hub/news_gallery/6/6/663382/1273176278759.JPEG

(May 6) -- Foes of Arizona's stringent new immigration law -- which requires police to check the paperwork of anyone believed to be an illegal immigrant during traffic stops, arrests or detentions -- claim that it's essentially an open invitation for the authorities to harass the, let's say, swarthier citizens of the Grand Canyon State.

For those legal Arizonans worried that their skin tone may now result in their being routinely pestered by local law enforcement (as well as those unwilling or unable to spring for a skin-whitening procedure a la Sammy Sosa or the late King of Pop), Zubi, a Hispanic ad agency based out of Miami, has offered a solution: the Gringo Mask.

"Our agency mantra is 'Erasing Stereotypes,' so as soon as this law was passed, we knew we had to do something to communicate just how ridiculous we thought it was," said the firm's COO, Joe Zubizarreta.
There is a male and a female version, both possessing a degree of whiteness that can only be described as "Scandinavian" (incidentally, not a part of America). The concept behind them is a simple one: Download and print out a mask from the website, cut it out, place it over your face -- and off you go, a walking protest.

Zubizarreta advises that users take their Gringo Mask everywhere, just in case. "If you're Hispanic, and live in Arizona, keep the mask nearby at all times," he said. "You never know..."

That said, wearing your Gringo Mask, like texting, is not recommended while driving. It may keep you from being racially profiled, but it probably won't prevent you from sideswiping that mail truck.


DAMN!! where were these things when I had my last DWB stop??????

Kedd
05-07-2010, 10:13 AM
:)

Stark Raving
05-07-2010, 10:16 AM
Meh, who needs a mask...






























http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8048/americanflag.jpg

dasNdanger
05-07-2010, 10:17 AM
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8048/americanflag.jpg

OUT!! You can't wear that in school! :mad:




das

afroloq
05-07-2010, 10:23 AM
what about this?



http://www.superherostuff.com/characters/CaptainAmerica/images/captain_america_costume_stars_and_stripes_t_shirt_ 2.jpg

Stark Raving
05-07-2010, 10:23 AM
OUT!! You can't wear that in school! :mad:




das
You're right. The hat is a bit much. :surrend:

Patrick King
05-07-2010, 11:03 AM
I also found this the other day: http://deprofiler.com/

mario
05-07-2010, 11:30 AM
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8048/americanflag.jpg

you should be arrested for having no fashion sense anyway

dasNdanger
05-07-2010, 12:39 PM
You're right. The hat is a bit much. :surrend:

Speaking of hats...

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/may-6-2010-if-youre-wearing-a-hat-right-now-theres-a-95-chance-you-look-like-a-dork-mailbag/


das

Stark Raving
05-07-2010, 12:58 PM
you should be arrested for having no fashion sense anyway
Why do you hate freedom? :-?