Dear Racists, Was the Volkswagen Commercial YOUR Idea or What?

5 years ago

Dear Racists,

Apparently, this Volkswagen commercial from the Super Bowl was indeed racist. Please tell us if this is some of your racist handiwork, or even something you would use to spread your racism. I am not sure how racist propaganda works, but this just sort of made me smile inside. So racists, does that mean that it worked or no? Oh, and if the number of times I said "racist" offended, you - you're probably not a racist, and I wasn't asking you.

Sincerely,

Now...

Which one of these guys is of the Jamaican race... wait - that's not a race.

Which one of these guys is Jamaican? What does it MEAN to be Jamaican, and how could this commercial be deemed "racist"?  Who on earth came up with that one?  Okay, so the veggie eaters were mad about the Taco Bell commercial that bashed veggies (Wait - don't tacos have veggies?), and they pulled it. Absurd.  But apparently everyone BUT Jamaicans were upset at the Volkswagen commercial? And just a second... who says that the white guy from Minnesota can't be Jamaican?  Let's ask this guy...

Last I checked, Jamaican wasn't a race.  It is a nationality.  There are Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Guyanese, and St. Lucians who look to be descended from people from Asia, India, Africa, Europe, and Scandinavia... not all people from the Caribbean are even close to looking, acting, or sounding a certain way.  Are all Jamaicans happy? No - I have met some miserable Jamaicans, Trinis, and other Caribbean people in my time, but as a whole, many are truly really content - happy even!  According to a recent poll, despite economic factors, 7 of the top ten of the happiest (based on reported positive emotions of the residents) are in Latin America and the Caribbean.  According to more statistics from Gallup, even though 61% of Jamaicans would say they are struggling, only 9% would say that they were suffering, and 75% are satisfied with their local schools. 

How do you feel about the commercial?  Do you feel offended by it?  Connected to it?  Smiling or frowning?

Read more here: http://socamom.com/soca/en/component/content/article/113-featured-stories/798-volkswagen-superbowl-commercial-racist-i-dont-get-it

 


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