False Dichotomy of the Day

April 15, 2011

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Spotted this in a Philly shop that frequently features Christian kitsch aimed at an African-American audience in its front window.  In case the imagery isn’t brutally clear, a wad of cash + gun = drug dealer.  So, according to the artist, a young person’s choices are: (a) be a Christian, or (b) be a drug-dealing street thug.  In a city with no shortage of churches in rough neighborhoods, it would be far more accurate to substitute a math book for that bible.