posted on Mar, 29 2007 @ 11:48 AM
DJ - Do me a favor. For a week, keep a tablet and pen by your TV viewing chair and log the race/foolish elements of every commercial you watch.
Here's what I practically guarantee you'll find...
- the white guy looks stupid and the black woman looks smart.
- the black guy looks stupid and the white woman looks smart.
- the white guy looks smart and the black woman looks stupid.
- the black guy looks smart and the white woman looks stupid.
And many other combinaitions. Depending on what you're looking for, you'll find it. I think the fact that you listed a couple that you remember and
will list more as you remember them, tells me that you're looking for something particular and you're finding it.
With the variety of TV commercials today, you're going to see it all. As you should. There should be more Asians and Latinos in commercials, but I'm
sure that's coming.
The reason I know this is because another member made the accusation that TV commercials were terribly racist. With the black man always looking
foolish. So I started watching and comparing and I found what I listed above.
I'd be interested to see your results if you do make a log. I think it would be a really good experiment!