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pr_capone
05-07-2010, 02:24 PM
http://www.aolnews.com/article/gringo-mask-lets-nervous-arizonans-whiten-up/19467712

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Gringo Mask Lets Nervous Arizonans Whiten Up

(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.

Donger
05-07-2010, 02:29 PM
I would think that wearing one of those might actually increase the likelihood of a run-in with law enforcement.

Rain Man
05-07-2010, 02:35 PM
A lot of women should consider wearing that mask regardless of the law.

Otter
05-07-2010, 02:37 PM
That's like trying to blend in while in Australia sporting a big bowie knife, a cowboy hat with crocodile claws in the rim and shouting "put another shrimp on the barbie!".

Otter
05-07-2010, 02:38 PM
A lot of women should consider wearing that mask regardless of the law.

She looks a lot like Phobie from "Friends".

Sofa King
05-07-2010, 02:42 PM
he looks like a curly headed fuck!

pr_capone
05-07-2010, 02:44 PM
he looks like a curly headed ****!

step brothers rep

/cross thread win from the movie quotes thread
//DAWN OF THE DEAD!

Ebolapox
05-07-2010, 02:51 PM
She looks a lot like Phobie from "Friends".


who the fuck was phobie? phobia was on friends?

beach tribe
05-07-2010, 03:18 PM
If you're not an illegal, or doing anything illegal, what do you have to worry about?

Rain Man
05-07-2010, 03:21 PM
"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.

It's interesting to me that this company stereotypes white people as blonde Nordic types. Seems to me that they're not very good at what they do.

Der Flöprer
05-07-2010, 03:24 PM
If you're not an illegal, or doing anything illegal, what do you have to worry about?

If you're Hispanic, the Arizona police have every right to stop you and ask for identification proving you're citizenship status. Even if you're a naturalized citizen.

It's pretty rough, but frankly, I don't care. Illegal immigration is out of control, and sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.

Valiant
05-07-2010, 03:50 PM
who the **** was phobie? phobia was on friends?

Oh that was the guy from the Chiefsplanet knockoff show on the WB..