Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New "Racist Tourism Commercial" Lambasts Missouri

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:15 PM

A beautiful day boating in the Ozarks. Let's not talk about racism, OK? - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/DGPHILLI
  • Photo Courtesy of Flickr/dgphilli
  • A beautiful day boating in the Ozarks. Let's not talk about racism, OK?

We can't decide whether to laugh or, well, die.

A new video from Funny or Die purporting to be a tourism commercial for the Show-Me State lambasts Missouri's history of racism -- from Dred Scott all the way up to this week's destruction of the Michael Brown memorial tree in Ferguson. (Clearly, these guys work fast.)

A voiceover details the greatest state's greatest hits over footage of generic Midwestern beauty. "It's an epic tale spanning two centuries," the video begins. "From hot air balloons to Ferguson. From breathtaking vistas to slavery. From fun amusement parks to the police force in a small town quitting over a black female mayor. And from speedboats to Dred Scott -- look it up."

Ouch.

The video even suggests a new slogan: "Missouri. We're White. We Have Fun."

View the 33-second video below.

See also: Michael Brown Memorial Tree One of Two Destroyed in Ferguson

See also: Ferguson City Council Will Consider Request for Permanent Michael Brown Memorial

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