July 7, 2016 12:04 am -

The Spanish Town parade earlier this year was full of racist imagery, including President Obama made to look like a pimp. Onlookers waved confederate flags.

The most offensive image here is the one of the pink flamingo — which is the parade’s official symbol — getting punched by a fist with a sign that reads, “I can’t breathe!” hung around its neck. This is a clear reference to Eric Garner, a New York man who died after being placed in a banned chokehold by police.


The float also makes fun of the Black Lives Matter movement with its own hashtag #PinkLivesMatter.

McClatchy notes that a lot of the floats in the Spanish Town Parade are designed to be offensive, but some local residents think that making fun of a black man who was killed at the hands of police during Black History Month takes things way too far.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.