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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Racism or materialism?

Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

So I'm sitting there watching TV, and this commercial for some stupid IT college comes on. A black guy walks up to a black woman and asks her out at the bus stop, she says "and what are we going to do, ride the bus together?", he looks all rejected and says, "man, I got to get it together". Then in the next scene, he rolls up in a convertible (seemingly after graduation from said college), and she hops in. WTF??? What kind of advertising campaign uses that kind of racist, materialistic shit to sell an education? Are they implying the only way to reach the "black" majority is to say "if you go to this college, graduate, and get a career you can pick up randoms"? Maybe I'm way off base, what do you guys think? —Consider Me Baffled

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