I admit it I’m a 32 year old white male. I don’t know what discrimination is for race, religion or sex but I do have a sense for when something is racist or attempting to be racist. The dictionary definition of racism:
A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
The last part of the definition is where I think the whole argument falls apart for those that feel it is ‘racist’ – racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race – how anyone can portray this ad as being demeaning or degrading a particular race is asinine to me – hell I think each and every one of us working stiffs across the US would love to be on a Jamaican beach somewhere on a Monday afternoon.
Sure is the white male in the video speaking like a ‘traditional’ Jamaican guy but are you telling me there is not a single white person in Jamaica that speaks with a JAMAICAN accent? Also, how come 40 (or 32) year old white males can be paraded all over the television commercials as being somewhat dopey, goofy father figures and no one says a word. Have a sense of humor, get over yourself and move on – Don’t be no cloud on a sunny day! Until people stop bringing ‘race’ up as a platform to try to win an argument or garner publicity (here’s looking at you Al Sharpton) than racism will never die.
Photo of the Day – Proud to Call it Home
The big game this weekend will be held down in New Orleans – I get jealous watching the NFL shows on ESPN when I see all the commentators/reporters down there for the game. It’s going to be a party and for sure people in New Orleans are proud to call it home (like the bumper sticker says)