Professor claims SpongeBob SquarePants is racist

It would be quicker for progressives to make a list of everything that is not racist.

From Yahoo: Spongebob Squarepants has been accused of normalizing the colonization of indigenous lands by a professor at the University of Washington.

The children’s cartoon – which marked its 20th anniversary this year – was criticized in a report by Professor Holly M. Barker.

She wrote: “SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland.”

The character Spongebob is a friendly sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea among the other residents of a town called Bikini Bottom. Professor Barker believes that this is a reference to the real-life Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Natives of Bikini Atoll were relocated in 1946 so the US military could use the area for nuclear testing during the Cold War, which drew criticism from the media after it was revealed that the inhabitants were left without adequate food or water to prevent them from starvation.

Later nuclear tests left the islands of the atoll contaminated with enough radiation to affect food grown in the soil, which meant the islands’ inhabitants were unable to return, and those who did experienced issues such as stillbirths, miscarriages and genetic abnormalities.

This has given rise to fan theories that the cartoon inhabitants of Bikini Bottom owe their mutation to the testing.

Professor Barker believes that as an American character allowed to inhabit an area that natives had no choice but to leave, SpongeBob showed his privilege of “not caring about the detonation of nuclear bombs”.

She also points out that the cultural appropriation of Pacific culture in Spongebob Squarepants, with Hawaiian-style shirts, homes in the shapes of pineapples, tikis and Easter Island heads, and the sounds of a steel guitar perpetuating stereotypes of the region.

In the article, Professor Barker claims that because of these themes, children have “become acculturated to an ideology that includes the U.S. character SpongeBob residing on another people’s homeland.”

The article concludes with this: We should be uncomfortable with a hamburger-loving American community’s occupation of Bikini’s lagoon and the ways that it erodes every aspect of sovereignty.”

The article was published in the journal The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.

DCG

Here is the loonytunes professor, Holly M. Barker:

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Dr. Eowyn
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I found a pic of Barker. She’s either a homely woman, or she may be a dude. LOL
http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Holly-M.-Barker.jpg

William
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William

She looks exactly like Bill Walton, former pro basketball player. And he was from WA or somewhere out there on the left coast. Maybe he needed a new gig after he retired from b-ball

Sponge Tom
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Sponge Tom

I stand with Spongebob, conquering with hamburger in hand.

Alma
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In my opinion, Prof Barker’s teeth look satanic! She couldn’t come any uglier.

Dr. Eowyn
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OMG, you’re right! Is she also sticking her tongue out?

Alma
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Yes, hissing,

William
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William

Yes Alma, while we slept our country was taken over by hissing bolshevik snowflakes

William
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William

I suppose any woman who wears a bikini is also guilty of cultural appropriation. Not long ago Sponge Bob was considered “gay” in some circles, thereby perpetuating the stereotype of homosexuals as..sponges. Holly must be hard at work on her next peer-reviewed paper addressing that very siginificant topic. That’s why the left is immune to parody, they take the most preposterous ideas imaginable very seriously. And they will ruin your life if you disagree with them, all in the name of social justice

Tannhauser
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Tannhauser

Leftists are truly miserable people,living in fear that somebody somewhere is not as woke ( I hate that term) as they are. It is just a cartoon you moonbat! (And quite funny)

Captain America
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Captain America

Yup. I knew it would have that kind of face(face???). More of a mug really. I bet there is video of her screaming at: Trump’s election, Kavanaugh’s swearing in, Pussy Hat not realistic enough, lgbtq has said no, hetero has said no, cis has said no, AOC doesn’t answer her letters, neighbors drive into their garage and immediately shut the door,,,I could go on, and on, and……

Jackie Puppet
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I think what happened to her was, as a kid, she went to take a picture with someone in a SpongeBob costume, maybe at some appearance by Bob, and she got rejected for whatever reason.

She then carried that bitterness with her, to this day…

TrailDust
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I chuckled when reading this headline. Then I felt sad for the students who are taught by such fools.

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

Huh? This level of dumbness should be considered a felony.