Black People : Do you find this offensive?

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    huh?

    So waht's the message? White women should aim for black men? I don't get it.:em19:
     
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    yes

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    I remember this commercial from the top ten list of the most racist commericals.

    It appears actually that this commercial is telling "Whites" that colored is better. It would offend us because of the "colored" reference. However, this commercial was on the list because its Whites themselves, especially those in the UK, and even Africa who find the commerical offensive. Another point is that while we don't generally use the name "colored" anymore, this term is still used in many parts of the world to give reference to mixed, or dark people. I remember this commercial from the top ten list of the most racist commercials.

    It appears actually that this commercial is telling, "Whites" that colored is better. It would offend us because of the "colored" reference. However, this commercial was on the list because it’s Whites themselves, especially those in the UK, and even Africa who find the commercial offensive. Another point is that while we don't generally use the name "colored" anymore in America, this term is still used in many parts of the world to give reference to mixed, or dark people.

    Coloreria Italiana’s message is towards the bored Housewife, who by the way is not as old as the husband. The husband represents the demographic of the old boring lame un-sexy Males these women are used too. She throws the husband into the washing machine, sits on it to ensure that he doesn’t come out. When the cycle is through, what emerges is one of our own Brothas, strong and celebrated by a chorus of hip-hop music.

    There is one agenda at play here that we hardly get time to speak about, and that’s the groups of thought among White people who know they are a dying race and are looking to mix with Blacks in order to become “colored” or a people who will survive into the next centuries, yet still carrying the genetic information and goals of Whites. In fact, I’ve heard stories about these interracial summer camps popping up in the US as well. Created for the sole purpose of allowing relationships between White and Black children, for the overall goal of reproduction later. Who doesn’t “fall in love” at a summer camp?

    The irony here about this commercial is that Italians themselves are already colored. But I guess its good to back to one’s roots.
     
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    no, i do not. should i? why?
     
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    No


    Not offensive at all
     
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    When this clip did the email rounds within a black womens online group, I watched and laughed.. thinking.. I want some of that detergent ;)

    we all enjoyed it not raising an eyebrow in question.

    Same clip did the email rounds at the office and I met the crew talking about it in the canteen - Blacks men and all women were loving it - white men kinda sitting there, half smiling, uncomfortable.. and I didnt mind one bit.

    ..and that felt.. kinda.. wrong. Not the commercial - but my total disregard that it may have offended another. hmmmmm...

    EVEN though - there are thousands of commercials which have negative connotations for Black people - and I dont imagine any of those white folk feel.. wrong.. when chuckling at them.

    In the canteen I heard the same excuses that white folk give other minorities that complain about certain adverts.. "comeon.. you know thats a sterotype and not real.. "comeon, it's only a shock campaign to boost sales".. sure - they are targetting a specific audience..

    But when I see an ad for home loans offered to people with bad credit - and there is a black family on the porch.. I'm annoyed.

    :?:
     
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    look, da whole world know that blackman be best inda rack. ain't no shame. just enjoy it.

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    Sister Zulile ... this commercial and question have been presented here before.

    Is This Commercial Racist ?

    My thoughts are pretty much the same, as before :


    Thanks for sharing Sister Zulile! :love:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  10. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Destee - that previous thread was posted exactly one year ago!! hahaha :D

    Cheers :heart:
     
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