I’m gonna go ahead and say no. The argument on this “article” is that there is only one black kid in each commercial. Big whoop. There is only one main black kid in like every commercial/show/movie. We know that. So why is AT&T being targeted for it? If the company wants to market towards white people them so be it. That’s what businesses do. They market towards people they think will buy the product. People don’t call Old Spice sexist for marketing towards men or Always for marketing towards women. So why is it when race is involved is racist? Also there are 3 commercial referenced here. 2 in which the black kid talks and one in which the the black kid doesn’t. The person that wrote the article seems to be upset about both scenarios. And back to there being only one black kid, there’s only 4 children in any given scenario; 2 white kids, 1 that’s supposed supposed to pass for either Hispanic or Asian and a black kid. So again, what the heck is the problem? Now I’m definitely not denying the fact that some shows and commercials have underlying racism in them, but these specific AT&T ones are innocent in my eyes and are just being targeted.
Let’s see just how much will power I have tomorrow! I have faith in myself :p
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