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  •  I'm sure Mrs. Hodges is a lovely person. (4+ / 0-)

    But the "Jewel" ad stunned me. I had not seen it.  I agree with your point of view:  the message of this ad, with its evocation of "mammy" is extremely disturbing.  

    I would very much like to see a juxtaposition of this ad with HRC stoking up the Rev.Dr.Wright, so that the difference between "comforting, older, non-threatening black woman who is saying what a good lady HRC is" and HRC's willingness to go after what is coded as "threatening, uncontrollable black man" would be obvious.

    What truly disturbs me about this ad is all those smiling, white approving nods – including Clinton's.  The other message to black people: say only things we (white people - especially those who think white people should always run the show) want to hear.

    And you're absolutely right about the use of the first name only.  

    All respect to Mrs. Hodges; I did not think my disrespect for Sen. Clinton could go any lower than it already has, but it just did.

    And, I suppose, no end in sight.  

    ...just another hooligan from the Dalai clique

    by RadioGirl on Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 09:04:46 AM PDT

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