“Gringo Mask” Protects AZ Minorities

Courtesy of <a href="http://www.thisweekinladynews.com/2010/05/minority-in-arizona-buy-gringo-mask.html">This Week in Lady News</a>

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Our friends over at “This Week in Lady News,” who pore over the right-wing blogs so you don’t have to, stumbled upon a company in South Florida that has a novel idea for protecting brown people in Arizona: White yourself out with a downloadable mask! A Gringo Mask®!

“The objective of this effort is to protect, support, and dignify our Hispanic community, with the firm idea of getting out and standing up to the SB1070 law,” say the creators of www.gringomask.com (the website is also available en espanol). They’re offering “his” and “hers” versions of the cutout masks that will theoretically enable the wearers to blend in with their white co-nationalists.

As TWILN writes

The group’s gringo mask is a lovely surrealist reminder that, in their words, “all Americans do not have blue-eyes and blonde hair…[and] Hispanics are not all the same either. Therefore nobody should be judged based on their appearance.”

Amen! There is one catch, though: You’ll need to provide your own rubber band to fasten the mask. Hopefully the Office Depot clerk won’t ask for ID when you’re buying them.

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