I understand now your point 40oz, and i'm sorry if some people have been offensed by this picture. As europeans, we lighten those weights 'cause we're mostly living in a post colonnialist era where many (most) people think that foreigners (population from ex-colonies) shall, after rebuild europe after WWII, return to their land, I think some WASPs in the US border and in deep land think the same about mexican people... I have to tell that this picture was made for a big alternative space in Geneva called Usine, with many social purpose and a post-punk state of mind with a tip of cynicism.
And i think that pictures with no clear intent are obviously the more stimulating.
No, we don't had Minstrels shows in Europe, but we have our share http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_trade and we grown up with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banania for example...
And yes, i draw on "this" image particularly and for the reasons I described below.