Advertising should be racially balanced!

hijabWhile I generally make an effort to avoid watching commercials on the boob tube, it still happens from time to time. And so it was, while watching a Spark commercial recently, that something struck me. I was watching a group of nearly neked white women who were frolicking on a beach, while someone droned on in the background! (What the commercial was all about, I hadn’t a clue). But, I did recall that while most commercials seemed able to shoehorn in a token black or two, I’ve never actually seen a Muslim man or woman on one of these ever! When I first realized this fact, I made it a point to spend some time watching a couple of ‘sample commercials’. Here’s a small sample of what I was able to observe:


Wow! Not a single Muslim women wandering around my tube wearing a burka, chador, niqab or or even a simple hijab! Among the men, not a thobe, egal or bisht was to be seen! What, I wondered was the left wing Media up to? I thought they were involved in making all people and things fair and equal! Frankly, I was outraged and somewhat heartsick. Could it be that left leaning media outlets like NBC, CBS & CNN were all racists at heart? Even old middle of the road Fox News seemed to display a dearth of racial multiplicity. And this from an outlet that claims to be ‘fair and balanced’!

I say it’s time for the Liberals to now pony up and make a much more concerted effort to get ALL races represented on ALL of our commercials! Since most anthropologists recognize that there are just four major race classifications in the world, which include Caucasian, mongoloid or Asian, negroid or black and Australoid. I feel that it should be a cinch to have one of each represented in a fair and balanced manner every single time and as a matter of law. I can just see Hillary the Hag drooling over this concept!

Just exactly how the ad people will manage commercials like those for suntan oils, BBQ’d beef and bikinis should be a real hoot to watch!


About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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