Can You Figure Out Why This Red Cross Poster Is Extremely Offensive?

So Margaret Sawyer stumbled across the poster below outside of a pool in Salida, Colorado. Before I say anything, see if you can spot what immediately jumped out at her.

See it?

No?

Look closely at literally anything that is happening.

Still nothing?

OK, let me help:

You know what’s not a good time to be racist? Well, fine, there’s never a good time to be racist (although some Americans believe that timeis Halloween).

But, anyway, you know what’s anespeciallybad time to be racist? During safety instructions designed for children.

Everyone doing anything remotely bad in this poster is not white.

Plus, please note, this poster is made by the red cross. Which has since removed it from its website. But not before posting it all over the place.

The best part about this all is it’s obvious the person who illustrated this was trying to go for a “WE LIVE IN A DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOOD AND OUR MULTI-ETHNIC CHILDREN LIVE IN PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER” sort of thing.

Unfortunately, the illustrator’s subconscious was doing most of the heavy lifting here when it came to deciding whowould be involved inall the dangerous misbehaving.

To make matters worse, all the “bad stuff” the black kids are doing, is really just about how they’re going to hurt white kids, not hurt themselves. Even the diving guy is almost hitting young Daphne.

The only black kid hurting himself is the kid who is literally drowning to death while both lifeguards are busy scolding theother black kids for putting white kids in danger.

OK, and by now I may bereading into this too much, but that “be cool, follow the rules” slogan also seems laced with some weird racial politics. It reminds me of anti-drug ads, where people try to recast what “cool” is insisting, usually, that being cool is about being safe and listening to your white mom, instead of what rap music (black people)and hip-hop (black people)says is cool.

The whole thing seems to deliver this message: “It’s actually COOLERto follow the rules andnot be like the cool rebellious black kids.”

America is hell.

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Desperate Measures Comedy Sketch

As the famous phrase goes, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Have you ever been on the toilet, home alone, and you turn to discover there’s no toilet paper? Worse yet, there’s no one else in the house at all!

SMP Films imagined just that in their latest comedy sketch Desperate Measures.

 

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Dad Warns Parents to Check Childrens Toys After Making Alarming Discovery Under 3-Yr-Olds Truck

Any parent will tell you that one of the absolute greatest ways to stay sane during the summer months is by sending the kiddos OUTSIDE to play.

But a dad from Camden, Arkansas, has a desperate plea for parents to check their kids toys outside before sending them off to get that pent-up energy out of their systems.

Josh McClane was playing outside with his son, Judson, and his daughter, Jasmine, on a hot summer day. Judson had gone to play with his toy dump truck when all of a sudden, Josh heard him screaming at the top of his lungs.

I figured it was an ant or maybe a wasp, Josh recalls.

Instead, the three year old was suffering from a venomous and potentially deadly snake bite.

Hiding underneath his toy truck was a cottonmouth snake, also known as a water moccasin.

After being rushed to the emergency room, it took 16 viles of anti-venom to heal the little boy, and ultimately save his life.

The snake was resting under Judsons dump trucka warm space that had gone un-disturbed until it was time to play. The moccasinlikely felt threatened, prompting him to bite the toddleron the leg.

Sid Miller, a public figure in Texas, shared a similar alarming encounter to Facebook that has since amassed over 176,000 shares.

Snakes hide in the strangest places, he wrote alongsidethe photo below.


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Please check all of your childrens outdoor toys before you let them play with them! he cautioned. The only way this was found was because the toy had water in the seat! Please share and get this out to other parents and grandparents!!

As for Josh McClane, hesays his family plans to pick up all the toys every evening from now on. Hes also become much more intentional about checking the kids toys before they play now, and hopes his story will encourage other parents to do the same.

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This Disgusting "Realistic Kissing Simulator" Will Teach You All About Love

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2. Realistic Kissing Simulator is free, two-player computer game about makin’ out. French kissin’. Swappin’ spit. Tonsil hockey. Suckin’ face.

All you need is a friend and a keyboard, and you can play.

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4. Like all the best games—and like real kissin’ (I assume, haven’t tried it yet)–it’s easy to do but nearly impossible to master.

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6. You might go too high.

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7. You might go too low.

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8. You might get stuck.

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9. But when you finally meet for a beautiful tongue touch, it’s all worth it.

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