June 19, 2007, - 2:24 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Leave it to the vapid People Magazine to provide us endless entertainment in the absurd. And, no, I’m not referring to the Paris Hilton Chronicles.
In the June 11, 2007 issue of People–the same one that wants your kids to read kids books glorifying the Muslim hijab–we learn that Aemricans are not just prejudiced against Black people. We are also “racist” against black dogs. Here’s the headline:
Dog Discrimination?: When It Comes to Finding Owners, Big Black Pooches Often Face a Tougher Time Than Canines of Other Colors.
But animal rights activist Tamara Delany tells People she hopes to change our “racism” toward adopting Black orphans . . . of the canine variety. She’s even coined a phrase: BBD–“Big Black Dog.” BBDs, she claims, are in danger of being euthanized. Hmmm . . . euthanizing America’s Black dogs. Sounds like genocide to me.
Jacque Lynn Schultz says that Black dogs have “two strikes” against them. The Director of the ASPCA’s shelter outreach program said that Black dogs are more complicated to keep and “they look menacing–people can’t read their facial expressions easily.” Yup, dog owners are racists.
I’m sure Oprah is all over it. Oh, wait. Her magazine cover showed her with her dogs . . . and they are all WHITE. Uh-oh. Oprah is a dog racist. I guess it makes sense–she’s repeatedly bragged that she has some “good White folks workin’ for me!’ And now she has some good White dogs, too.
For the record, even though I am not a pet owner, if I had a dog, I’d get a German Shepherd, Alaskan Husky, or Black Labrador Retriever. See, I am not a racist. Oprah is, though.
Tags: America, animal rights activist, ASPCA, ASPCA's shelter, Black Lab, director, Hilton Chronicles, Jacque Lynn Schultz, pet owner, Tamara Delany