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  •  Inciting black-on-brown racial hatred (1+ / 0-)
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    stephdray

    To this point, mentioned above, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a really gross ad with a black husband and wife in their kitchen talking about how awful it was that illegal immigrants were coming into the country and taking jobs away, when the unemployment rate was so high among blacks.  As a black woman, it made me immediately want to take a shower.  Just gross, disgusting, and obscenely transparent in what it was trying to accomplish.  I can't remember the PAC that sponsored the ad, but they should've saved their money.  That dog isn't gonna hunt with black folks, because we know exactly who's trying to gin up these kind of resentments and why.

    •  The likely approach is to try it in reverse too (0+ / 0-)

      I would not be surprised to see suggestive ads running in Spanish, exploiting stereotypes about African Americans.

      At least, historically, this has been a path often taken.

      Stephanie Dray
      Author of Historical Fiction (Berkley Books)

      by stephdray on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:42:50 PM PST

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