Monday, February 15, 2010

"Black people" as "species"?

An anti-abortion billboard campaign in Georgia has put up billboards announcing "Black children are an endangered species." to draw attention to the fact that "black" women are far more likely to have abortions than "white" women.

I put the terms in quotes because I'm not quite sure what they mean, in this context.

I wish I could ask someone who believes this what they mean.


  1. I'm sure they don't mean it the way you think.
    I'm sure...
    I'm really quite sure...
    I hope...
    I really, really hope...
    ...that they don't mean it the way you think it looks like they mean it.

  2. I'm hoping to interview a guy next month for Recycle who used to hire me to produce anti-abortion ads (he runs a "pro-family" ad agency). If it works out I'll ask him about this while I'm at it:-)