A couple of things that make me uncomfortable about race in America

April 19th, 2007

1.) Look at the magazines next to the checkout aisles in most major supermarkets. What color are the faces of the people on those magazines?

2.) How often do you walk into a McDonalds or retail establishment and see a bunch of white customers being waited on by a bunch of African-American workers?

The world isn’t quite as colorblind yet as I’d like it to be.

Entry Filed under: Media,Observations

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim  |  April 20th, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I disagree with you on the second point. Many African Americans don’t value education and look at anybody getting an education as “acting white”. So I have no problem when the high school dropouts have no other option than to work at fast food restaurants. It is not about the world being colorblind or not. It is about society in which their are no positive role models and no personal responsibility.

  • 2. Administrator  |  April 21st, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I understand your point, TIm.

    I just don’t like the way it makes me feel…a little too much like having lemonade on the porch of the big house.

  • 3. triticale  |  April 27th, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Funny thing. The supermarket where I do most of my shopping, the Pick n’ Save by 35th and North, has some dark faces on the magazine covers at the checkout. Note, by the way, that the faces on the cover of XXL are generally darker than those on the cover of Ebony.

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