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Thread: offensive to both races commercial

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    I have been watching football today and saw this add for the first time. IMO it is racist in every way. The white guy is portrayed as a goofy little nerd while the black couple look cool and trendy. Conversely the black couple is also portrayed as preferring fortified liquor products to fine wine. I can't believe this is on the air.

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Not necessarily. It is a negative thing only if we make it something sinister, evil, or racist.

    We all have stereotypical images in our heads that we have fun with re the Irish, Scots, Italians, Germans, Dutch, Russians, Eskimos, Jewish mothers, the historical American Indian, accountants, musicians, scientists, preachers, movie stars, etc. etc. etc. etc. And whichever of such groups we fall into, we can laugh at the stereotypical images of this group or that group that is all in fun. And anybody who has any intelligence, common sense, and sense of humor understands that it is fun and it is fun because there is a grain of truth to the stereotypes. It is because we know it is all in good fun, that it does not define any one individual, and that it is intended as good natured that renders it benign, harmless, and a positive way to socially interact.

    It is high time American society stopped treating black people and a few other sub groups as if they were some kind of fragile beings who must be treated with a great deal of deference and kid gloves lest they be somehow harmed or damaged if they are offended in any way. It is high time we stopped seeing black people as different from everybody else and start allowing them to be treated like everybody else.l It is high time we started allowing black people to be full citizens subject to being teased about the good natured stereotypes like everybody else is.

    Of course if we refuse to allow things to be racist, we take the power and profit out of racism, and there are many who will strongly resist that. But it is how we once and for all put racism as an issue behind us. Skin color should be of no more importance and require no different language, deference, or careful treatment than eye color or hair color. When we all can say that, then we are no longer racist.
    Hi AlbqOwl.

    The stereotype of an Albanian lacked in the USA audience till recently. But now that we are communing more with the technology it seems we are getting our fare share of stereotypes also. I am a bit concerned that the chosen repeating stereotype is skewing exposure from other potential Albanian stereotypes. Not to mention that the chosen Hollywood stereotype of Albanians is too negative for a start.

    Here I made a thread about it. Some history and how the Albanian stereotype portrays us mostly today is mentioned there:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...od-movies.html

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Not sure about racism, but what about stereotyping? Have you seen some of the Kmart coms?

    Are we saying that all black and hispanic kids talk like hoods?

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I thought they were tailgating at a football game and they couple was supposed to be just a regular couple. Like maybe they're targetting a black middle class demographic in the upper 20's through 30's.
    Yes, targeting them with the standard fortified swill they are "supposed" to drink.

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    There is no racism in this commercial at all. The ethnicity of the people could have been switched and it would have had the same effect.

    Bottom line- no racism at all. Also, buy a good craft beer instead.
    Right, blacks can't appreciate a good wine, just give them their Colt 45 and send them home.

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Yes, targeting them with the standard fortified swill they are "supposed" to drink.
    so beer is racist?
    sorry that strawman fails lol
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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Right, blacks can't appreciate a good wine, just give them their Colt 45 and send them home.
    can you point out the part of the commercial that even HINTS at that lol
    where was the GOOD wine, also is that a common tailgate beverage for sports fans?

    there is nobody educated, honest and objective that will ever see racism in that ad lmao
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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Come on now...you are reading WAAAAAAY too much into it.

    Instead of seeing the people as just people...you immediately see them as a white guy and two blacks.

    I saw it as just a guy and a couple.

    Try not looking at people as races and just as people, humans.
    Hollywood and now Madison avenue have portrayed white men especially conservative white men as buffoons since they advent of Archie Bunker. You and most others in here and in America have become so used to this that you don't even see it anymore. IMO this add was to cute by half though because as they tried to portray the black couple as hip and trendy they were still trying to sell them the same old crap they market to blacks constantly. "You guys don't drink good wine, that is acting white. Here's the liquor you like. Now drink up nappy heads" I find it disgusting and the lyrics to the song I posted earlier go into this in detail.

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Hi AlbqOwl.

    The stereotype of an Albanian lacked in the USA audience till recently. But now that we are communing more with the technology it seems we are getting our fare share of stereotypes also. I am a bit concerned that the chosen repeating stereotype is skewing exposure from other potential Albanian stereotypes. Not to mention that the chosen Hollywood stereotype of Albanians is too negative for a start.

    Here I made a thread about it. Some history and how the Albanian stereotype portrays us mostly today is mentioned there:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...od-movies.html

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    As a native American I get the stereotype crap too. We are all hopeless drunks swilling fire water you know.

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    Re: offensive to both races commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    I voted not racist in the least of course because theres no racism in it. No educated, honest and objective person would vote any other way. any racism in it is made up and a person viewing it as such is part of the problem LMAO
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