Despite it being 2013 and fears about miscegenation being largely a thing of the very distant past, the Internet’s worst trolls somehow manage to cause controversy over something as innocuous as a Cheerios commercial featuring a fictional interracial couple and their adorable daughter.Yep, race not only still matters, but thanks to white, liberals fascists gay couples get less scorn from onlookeres/people than do interracial couples.
The popular cereal brand posted a new commercial to their YouTube page on Tuesday, and it has since garnered more than 265,000 views, but not without a hefty share of vitriolic, “racist” comments aimed at the company for its portrayal of a multi-race family.
Tim Nudd at AdWeek reported that the ad, developed by New York agency Saatchi & Saatchi, could easily be interpreted as a “political statement” by those who not in tune with the fact that hundreds of thousands of American couples are interracial. He noted that, as a result, the YouTube comment section “predictably has devolved into an endless flame war, with references to Nazis, ‘troglodytes’ and ‘racial genocide.’”
“At what point will an ad like this just seem normal?” Nudd asked.
Apparently not right now — Cheerios closed down and scrubbed the comments section. Perhaps that’s for the best, so the rest of us do not have to deal with the forehead-smackery that is reading the sort of conversations Nudd’s reporting suggests existed on the page.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Asean Johnson, a firebrand of a 9-year-old boy, is being credited with helping to get his school, Marcus Garvey Elementary, off the list of 50 schools that will be closed in Chicago through his forceful and articulate advocacy and standing up to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago School Board.RELATED: When Black Kids Want to Learn and the World Tells Them 'No'
Asean delivered several passionate speeches on behalf of his school—including one at a meeting in April that brought a tear to the eye of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who called him “an articulate, learned young man,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
But it was his impromptu speech last week at a rally, when he didn’t even know he was going to be speaking and had no remarks prepared, that has brought him to national fame, including appearances on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry.
A video of his remarks has gone viral, with more than 150,000 views. The video shows Asean climbing onto a metal folding chair so that he can see over the lectern. He introduces himself to the crowd, then tears into Mayor Emanuel, accusing him of “not caring about our schools.”
“You should be supporting these schools, not closing them,” he says, his voice rising in anger.
After calling the closings racist, Asean strikes a more conciliatory tone when he says, “We are black, and we are proud! We are white and we are proud! No matter what the color is, no matter if you’re Asian or Chinese, it doesn’t matter. You should not be closing these schools!”
Sensing the crowd’s support, he pumps his fist in the air and leads a chant: “Education is a right; that is why we have to fight!”
“I was so amazed because he was so well composed,” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said, recalling how she also was brought to tears when she first heard Asean speak. “He just totally blew me away. He had on this suit, and he was so kind and so well-mannered and articulate and sweet and adorable. I thought, ‘This kid has it.’”
In a profile of Asean in the Tribune, he notes his fans are asking him to enter a life of politics, but he has another goal in mind, saying he wants to be a professional football player.
“President would be my second choice,” he said on the playground at Garvey Elementary. “And I might want to be a scientist or a lawyer. Those are going to be my two backup plans.”
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a religious liberty law firm representing a DOJ whistleblower.No President has come close to openly rebelling against God and approving homosexuality that Barack Obama
Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the DOJ.
A Department of Justice spokesperson did not return calls seeking comment. Fox News also reached out to DOJ Pride for comment – but emails were not answered.
Among the directives is an order for workers to vocally affirm homosexuality.
“Don’t judge or remain silent,” the brochure read. “Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.”
They were also told to post “DOJ Pride” stickers in their office to indicate “that it is a safe place.”
One gay DOJ employee is quoted in the directive; “Silence seems like disapproval. There’s still an atmosphere of LGBT issues not being appropriate for the workplace (particularly for transgender people), or that people who bring it up are trying to rock the boat.”
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said every American should be outraged by the DOJ orders.
“This administration is pushing the most radical, immoral agenda on the American people,” Staver said.
“Christians are not merely required to ‘shut up,’ but now they are being coerced to embrace immorality that goes against their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Liberty Counsel is representing an unidentified female DOJ worker in Washington, D.C. who received the brochure.
Staver said the woman is terrified she might lose her job unless she publicly affirms homosexuality – and she’s not the only one.
“Christians are frightened and terrified of losing their jobs,” Staver told Fox News. “You just can’t keep you head down and do your job. Now you have to become an advocate for the LGBT agenda – and if you don’t – the DOJ will consider that to be intolerant.”
Staver said the idea that Christians who might oppose homosexuality have to put up a pro-gay symbol in their office smacks of thought police.
“Under this directive, one cannot be a Christian and a manager at the Department of Justice,” he said. “How does one who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible display ‘gay pride’ stickers?”
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