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‘Mad Men’ Actress Accused of Racism After Sharing Tribal Photo

by / June 20, 2014 Black News 5 Comments

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Mad Men actress January Jones deleted a photo she shared on Instagram after commenters Mad Men actressaccused her of racism.

As part of Throwback Thursday, the 36 year old actress shared pictures of herself during an early modeling gig surrounded by two shirtless people of African descent.

“I had to swap my #tbt pics because I was receiving to (sic) many negative comments and assumptions,” said the actress.

She continued, saying she has no tolerance for the type of comments that were made about her photo.

“This forum should be a happy and fun place i have no patience for hate,” said Jones.

It only took two hours for Jones to remove the photo after people online branded her a racist.

As Jones hurried to delete the photo and replace it with another one, one commenter questioned why his comments were being deleted: ‘Why are my comments about your racist ad being racist being deleted?’

“The representation of naked black women, amidst a white fully-clothed female “model” is problematic,” wrote another commenter.

“It’s not racist in that it’s discriminatory, but it follows a long history of animalizing black people in relation to (chaste, pure) white womanhood,” wrote another critic of the photo.

“Also the wording of the catalogue is not doing it any favors (“unexpected arrangement of colors” is hopefully not an intentional racial remark.)”

Jones obviously did not expect the backlash when she posted the proud picture of her first modeling job with her wearing a tribal shirt.

Jones has posted several pictures from previous modeling jobs and replaced the offensive picture with another picture from a previous job.

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  1. Here is what I wrote today to the 7th Circuit federal court: "I would like to differ with the 7th Circuit ruling on James Nichols vs. Michigan City Plant Planning Department/Michigan City Area Schools Case No. No. 13-2893. Specifically I was really disappointed and angry when Ann Williams wrote as follows: “Nichols claims that Johnston’s alleged “black n—-r” comment constitutes severe harassment. We have stated that while there is no “magic number of slurs” that indicates a hostile work environment, an “unambiguously racial epithet falls on the ‘more severe’ end of the spectrum.” Cerros v. Steel Technologies, Inc., 398 F.3d 944, 950 (7th Cir. 2005). However, while referring to colleagues with such disrespectful language is deplorable and has no place in the workforce, one utterance of the n-word has not generally been held to be severe enough to rise to the level of establishing liability. Smith v. N.E. Ill. Univ., 388 F.3d 559, 566 (7th Cir. 2004).” That hurt me. Really! I see Ann Williams is a racial minority. She also could be Black with White blood in her. Therefore she is Black. Just imagine her fellow White judges referred or called her “the N female judge” only once. I don’t think she will like that. Actually she will feel angry and out of place among White judges at the 7th circuit. I could not sleep after reading that she condoned that the “N” word is not severe. Of course it slips off and on in our Black community. But nobody tolerates that word being used by Whites on a Black person. The N word to me is last insult a Black person can be called by employer and especially by White employer. We have higher unemployment in the Black communities because many employers, most of who are White, still think of us as N people – completely useless and intellectually inferior to Whites. I have been following 7th decisions for a long time now. I have come to conclusion their decisions are racially motivated and have enabled employers both in government and private sectors continue to discriminate against Blacks and other racial minorities. These Republican appointed judges usually don’t want to see how employers discriminate against Blacks and other racial minorities. Their concept of life is so distorted by the way they were raised-Blacks and other racial minorities are intellectually inferior to Whites. I believe some may belong to KKK groups. Racial discrimination will not be wiped out in the 7th Circuit because it is enabled by Republican appointed federal judges. This case belonged to the jury not at summary judgment. In fact I have found even district judges in the 7th circuit have propensity to dismiss cases at summary judgment or at failure to state claim stages. District judges are afraid their judgments will be overturn if they rule for Black plaintiffs. Please Judge Ann talk to your fellow judges to overrule Cerros v. Steel Technologies, Inc., 398 F.3d 944, 950 (7th Cir. 2005) and Smith v. N.E. Ill. Univ., 388 F.3d 559, 566 (7th Cir. 2004). The N word is so offensive even if only used once by employer. I hope Nichols will appeal this case to the US Supreme Court.

  2. Here is what I wrote today to the 7th Circuit federal court: “I would like to differ with the 7th Circuit ruling on James Nichols vs. Michigan City Plant Planning Department/Michigan City Area Schools Case No. No. 13-2893. Specifically I was really disappointed and angry when Ann Williams wrote as follows: “Nichols claims that Johnston’s alleged “black n—-r” comment constitutes severe harassment. We have stated that while there is no “magic number of slurs” that indicates a hostile work environment, an “unambiguously racial epithet falls on the ‘more severe’ end of the spectrum.” Cerros v. Steel Technologies, Inc., 398 F.3d 944, 950 (7th Cir. 2005). However, while referring to colleagues with such disrespectful language is deplorable and has no place in the workforce, one utterance of the n-word has not generally been held to be severe enough to rise to the level of establishing liability. Smith v. N.E. Ill. Univ., 388 F.3d 559, 566 (7th Cir. 2004).” That hurt me. Really! I see Ann Williams is a racial minority. She also could be Black with White blood in her. Therefore she is Black. Just imagine her fellow White judges referred or called her “the N female judge” only once. I don’t think she will like that. Actually she will feel angry and out of place among White judges at the 7th circuit. I could not sleep after reading that she condoned that the “N” word is not severe. Of course it slips off and on in our Black community. But nobody tolerates that word being used by Whites on a Black person. The N word to me is last insult a Black person can be called by employer and especially by White employer. We have higher unemployment in the Black communities because many employers, most of who are White, still think of us as N people – completely useless and intellectually inferior to Whites. I have been following 7th decisions for a long time now. I have come to conclusion their decisions are racially motivated and have enabled employers both in government and private sectors continue to discriminate against Blacks and other racial minorities. These Republican appointed judges usually don’t want to see how employers discriminate against Blacks and other racial minorities. Their concept of life is so distorted by the way they were raised-Blacks and other racial minorities are intellectually inferior to Whites. I believe some may belong to KKK groups. Racial discrimination will not be wiped out in the 7th Circuit because it is enabled by Republican appointed federal judges. This case belonged to the jury not at summary judgment. In fact I have found even district judges in the 7th circuit have propensity to dismiss cases at summary judgment or at failure to state claim stages. District judges are afraid their judgments will be overturn if they rule for Black plaintiffs. Please Judge Ann talk to your fellow judges to overrule Cerros v. Steel Technologies, Inc., 398 F.3d 944, 950 (7th Cir. 2005) and Smith v. N.E. Ill. Univ., 388 F.3d 559, 566 (7th Cir. 2004). The N word is so offensive even if only used once by employer. I hope Nichols will appeal this case to the US Supreme Court.

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