"It's racist and inappropriate," declared Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn), calling for a boycott of the company's products. "We should do all that we can to see to it that no [company] disrespects the first black President."
"Without a doubt it does raise concerns that are rooted in the history of racism and stereotypical types of characterizations of AfricanAmericans," said state Sen. Bill Perkins (D-Harlem). "It reminds us that [Obama's] victory does not automatically end that which we've been struggling against."
Todd Shaw, assistant professor of political science and African-American studies at the University of South Carolina, said the stereotype is blatant and "broadly offensive" to African-Americans.
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