When I saw ANOTHER commercial Tuesday night I immediately thought about Super Sunday, the commercial Black America has hammered into the ground (Doritos: black kid slapping black man, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr_BIM3GGps), and how emotions always get heated when speaking of America's number one ongoing problem: Race.
In an effort to be fair - this time to white folk, I have to disclose my reaction to a Broadview Security commercial (link below).
Some white people do take extra steps to be racially sensitive. Actually, I would hate to be in their shoes. Always worried if they are being PC and/or sensitive to people of color feelings. I have said time and time again that black people are hypersensitive and somewhat on edge when it comes to race. I myself have a radar that automatically gauges what is said and not said by non-blacks. At times, I believe this to be unfair to white people. Then I think it is their culture that started and upheld this ridiculous racial divide. However, nobody should have to walk around on egg shells wondering if something said will offend. Especially, if the person on the egg shells always have good intentions. So, the commercial is my way of admitting: If the "ex-boyfriend" was black - black people would have something to say too. Scream about: 'That commercial is racist!'
White folk are in a losing situation...when it comes to race. Nothing they do may ever be enough. This time the commercial is indication that the producers were being sensitive if not they would have featured a man who kick in doors (home invade) by the numbers. We know who these
men are: Black Men.
"Fairness can be instituted if we are willing to 'see' the other side."
Brian E Payne sharing.