Dove Apologizes and Pulls Racist Commercial when caught

Dove Apologizes and Pulls Racist Commercial when caught

Looks like the subtle mind-programming trying to instruct inferiority is still grinding out their propaganda.

Dove apparently posted a pretty racist commercial and as soon as it was found and brought to light, immediately apologized and removed it. The irony is that this is the same type of ad that was infamously posted in a Japanese commercial in which a Japanese woman “washed” the black right out of a man until he came out of the washing machine white enough for her to accept.

I don’t think it’s enough to say “ooops” and pull something once you’ve been caught, especially when you’re a mass media powerhouse like Dove. Who created the ad? Why was there apparently no oversight in letting it be filmed and then aired? Why did the networks run it, when any fools could see its racism? What was the intent?

Here are a few links to the story:

 

 

What’s Up with the Bachelorette So Far?

What’s Up with the Bachelorette So Far?

Not really sure what to make of the new Bachelorette. It’s great that you have (finally) the first African-American female in the program’s history and it’s a true shame that it took roughly a decade (?) to ensure this no-brainer.

The program (thus far) is a guilty pleasure; entertaining in the best way reality TV is known for (salaciousness, men and women salivating over each other, hints at depth) and Rachel Lindsay, the Bachelorette herself, is doing an admirable job of being level-headed and projecting warmth and sufficient empathy to maintain interest.

What do you think of the show so far?

It seems this upcoming episode(s) on 06/26/17 will feature some kind of “explosion” (and no, I’m not going to make a bad joke about what kind of “explosion” we’re likely to see since the show isn’t X-rated at this time). This is great for viewership, and we can only speculate that the “wrestler guy” will somehow “explode” on Lee, who (so far…) is manipulating kindly Kenny like a puppeteer.

Meanwhile, Lee, the master manipulator not only seems to have issued racist (or close to it? I haven’t seen the tweets myself) tweets at some point, but a former Bachelor contestant Leah Block issued comparable tweets.

So, we’re glad to finally have a black Bachelorette, and we’re waiting to see how this “landmark” season unfurls.

White Women Trying to Be Black. Really?

Here’s a video, essentially testing out our new format and video use while giving you something that might be engaging or interesting (hopefully not depressing), on the topic of white women wanting to be black.

Let us know your thoughts on this video and if you want to see more.

 

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Dutch Race Hate

Nothing wrong with racist white people parading around proudly in blackface, right? What possibly could go wrong with that, couldn’t possibly offend anyone, right?

When we in the United States think of the Netherlands, we typically think of very liberal people, quite polite and intellectually-inclined. We hear about their superior schools (which really isn’t that hard to achieve if we’re honest), excellent health care system, free college education, and how happy everyone is supposedly. Sounds quite nice, actually.

Until we hear about “Black Pete” (which apparently seems to be) Santa Clause’s charcoal black racist side-kick.

Obviously we’re not from the Netherlands and admittedly hardly know much at all about Black Pete, Netherlands culture or racism in that neck of the woods, but it seems nonetheless to be quite present.as this story from the BBC illustrates.

Here’s the link: Dutch Race Hate Row Engulfs Presenter Sylvana Simons

Based on the article it seems that Sylvana’s critique of the obviously racist character of Black Pete (just look at the photos of Black Pete parades in the Hague, as white people parade around in typical black face) has sent the Dutch into spinning racist hissing fits, spewing forth racist commercials, racist/misogynistic/sexist jingles, and everyone else apparently going bonkers over her fairly tame (from what I can see) assessment that the character should be re-thought or updated or removed.