It stands for the LSD (社民连) League of Social Democrats. With that info you can now Google it. I however, being in Mainland China, will probably have Google blocked for doing so, lol. Also, please don't tell me to Baidu it, Baidu is a bloody piece of shit.
I phrased it just how I meant it. There's also an artist that draws classically racist caricatures of black people. But people don't call it racist because the artist is black. I was making a comment on the double standards of racism. :T Though, admittedly, that has nothing to do with what this picture means.
That emphasis in itself is what society considers racist. You won't see a Speedy Gonzales cartoon on tv anymore. They were all pulled because they're considered racist. The designer of Speedy didn't give him a sombrero because he's racist, but because it is something you quickly and easily associate with hispanic culture. But the people offended by it don't care, they just want it gone. :l
[I'm not sure this discussion needs my input, but I've written this so I'll go ahead and post it.]
I think the racism of Speedy Gonzales or Mammy, or something like that is not so much the aspect of caricature but the behaviors and social roles associated with a particular ethnic group (and the freedom of individuals to defy that stereotype). For instance, I've never met a Mexican or any Latino who wears a sombrero, or a Chinese person with a pony-tail, etc...
Just exaggerating someone's features isn't racist, unless it reinforces some sort of statement of superiority/inferiority.
Anyhow, I think the important thing is whether or not the pictures reflect the variety of personal and particular appearance, or just a stale cliche.
The ethnicity of the artist may have an effect on how comfortable people are at laughing at it and/or critiquing it, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it directly determines what you're calling racism.
P.S. I like the style, arrangement, and humor of this piece, and having just come back from HK I'm curious who the figures are.
ahh, i see. yeah, people do tend to overlook random racist things aww, they don't play speedy gonzales anymore? i know they rarely play any old toons now, but i didn't realize they'd pulled him out. too bad, people are much too sensitive.