I keep wondering why people don't see things like this and always understand why it's racist.

In this case, the two perpetrators were Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two writers from Franklin, TN. They decided to put this together and sell it at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., where both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were among speakers at the forum.

The organizers of the forum asked these two guys to stop selling the item after it had been a hot seller on day 3, saying they hadn't realized the boxes displayed "offensive material." The summit was sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council; yup, this was really family material, wasn't it?

It's kind of a misnomer for me to say that I've been in mixed company when there's been a caricaturist around, as I've always been the only black person in the group, but i've had people wonder if I had a sense of humor because I've never had a caricature of myself done. I know that if someone thought that they should make my lips bigger, if only in caricature, that it's all in good fun. No, it's not all in good fun, and no, I can't allow that, and it's reinforced by the picture above.

Someone please tell me why some people are missing the point, that things like both of these are racist and insulting, not funny or fair.