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Of Color | Stylish Gifts – Hmm, Maybe Not New York Times

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Today, as a part of the ’09 New York Times Holiday Gift Guide, the Times published a gift guide geared towards people of color.

What to get those picky people of color?  They are so hard to shop for.  Why not get them hair products and gifts referencing President Obama and Justice Sotomayor?  These are the gifts that the New York Times recommends.  Now I am not so color-blind that I do not see the value in identifying gifts for people of different ethnicities and races but this seems a little extreme.  Couldn’t they have featured these Somalian twin designers under women’s fashion?  Couldn’t they have recommeded the Barack Obama educational video game and the Sotomayor book to all children?  Why, New York Times, did you choose to identify these gifts as suitable only for people of color? I’m sure you meant no harm but I think this is poor, poor form.

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Written by doorr

December 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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