Monday, February 27, 2006

Copyrighting Racism

more TAN as conduit to other stories today....
Damon Wayans is trying to trademark the word Nigga "for a clothing line and retail store," according to Wired...
Wayans Wants N-Word [AlterNet]
(thanks Ali. Z)

Also check out the morphizm proposal to end racism, which is summarized thusly:
The law, in its simplest form, is this: no person may marry within their own "race", "ethnicity", or "tribe" for the next 100 years.
An Immodest Proposal [Morphizm]


  1. Okay, Damon Wayans is nuts.

    I applaud the morphizm proposal. I, as a HONC, am already in compliance with the proposed law. However, the description of same-sex couples as "barren" is false. I say gays and lesbians should also strive to choose partners from other tribes; and when a pair of men choose a gestational surrogate or a pair of women select donor sperm, the new law should require them to mix it up racially. Also, since so many African-Americans are already mixed to some degree, they should not bear any undue burden in seeking out paler folks. Those who are of 100% African origin, though, should mix it up.

  2. Does this mean CSI Warrick Brown is legally obliged to be my baby daddy?


  3. shouldnt 100% white people also "mix it up" then, only to be fair? your comments a little unnerving, orange.

    though this whole thing makes me feel a helluva lot better about my previous interractial relationship - i was just doing it for humanity.

  4. Anonymous2/28/2006

    Trademark examiner Kelly Boulton rejected the registration dated Dec. 22, citing a law that prohibits marks that are "immoral or scandalous."

    I'm just bummed out that there's a law on the books which prevents me from registering "immoral and scandalous" trademarks, as well as the fact that Kelly Boulton (and not yours truly) gets to sit in the catbird seat and be the arbiter of scandalousness and immorality.

    Regarding the immodest proposal...Um, tax credits? We're going to solve racism by promoting intermarriage via tax credits?

    Honestly, I know that "tax credits" have become viewed as the cure-all these days for everything from poverty to rigor mortis, but...people are going to choose their life partners for a tax credit?

    Didn't mean to get political here, and I know the thing's a spoof, of course...

    ...but tax credits? That's the incentive?

    Not that I'd need a tax credit as an incentive, but geez. I'm just saying.


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