Every hear of Homies? Me, neither, until I saw them in a gumball vending machine at the Chinese restaurant I picked up my lunch from, today. For those not aware of the finer points of American culture, "homie" is a derivation of "home boy", and is used to denote a member of the same socioeconomic class and/or neighborhood as the person using the word. "He's my homie" implies a certain degree of brotherhood. All well and good. Well, check out the link, then give me your opinion: Is this some strange form of racism? Sure, there are a lot white urban kids (WUK's) who identify the culture that brought us "homie"; but really, can you imagine a similar line of products named "whitey"? Are these figures symbols of solidarity? Or emblems of divisiveness?