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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:12 AM

Proctor & Gamble anti-racism ad: The Talk

Apologies if this has already been posted, I couldn't find a thread. Absolutely beautifully made, and it had me on the brink of tears.

Inevitably its stirred up the racist right, who can't stand the thought of people actually speaking the truth.



https://qz.com/1054260/procter-and-gambles-new-anti-racism-ad-is-roiling-white-america/?utm_source=atlfb

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Reply Proctor & Gamble anti-racism ad: The Talk (Original post)
Kentonio Aug 2017 OP
syringis Aug 2017 #1
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #2
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #3
Lilma Aug 2017 #4
DAMANgoldberg Aug 2017 #5
yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #6
Tribalceltic Aug 2017 #7
Hamlette Aug 2017 #8
ATL Ebony Aug 2017 #9
The_REAL_Ecumenist Aug 2017 #10

Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:30 AM

1. It is beautiful

The sad part is that we shouldn't have the need to this kind of messages.

What means the skin's color? Sooner or later, we will all turn to skeletons. They are all white...

It defies logic to judge someone on his color skin

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:30 AM

2. K&R

Excellent.

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:31 AM

3. This demands more recommends!

Just saying.

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 03:04 AM

4. K&R

So beautifully done. So true.
I wish it wasn't necessary for "the talk" to ever be made.

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 03:32 AM

5. K&R

#mustviewing

There is hope for all of us after all.

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 03:54 AM

6. K&R tweeted

n/t

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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 04:01 AM

7. Kick and Recomend

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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 04:41 AM

8. very well done

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 05:30 AM

9. K&R

This is well done. The message is awesome and unfortunately "the Talk" is still a necessary thing for both self-worth and survival.

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Response to Kentonio (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 06:50 AM

10. This was so hard to watch because I remember the things my mother, aunts, uncles

grandparents on BOTH sides, told me. I remember my mom's retelling the story of when she graduated from LA community college, (1961) as a medical transcriptionist, at the TOP of her class, ( she typed so fast that she would jam the typewriter- she typed 120 + wpm) and she was BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL, with midback thick black hair, large doe eyes & a light toffee complexion. Her best friend at the time was a girl from Sweden, named Birgit, who was DROP DEAD gorgeous, a natural platinum blonde but she was lucky to spell correctly and barely made it past 20 wpm. They interviewed at the same jobs. My mom kept being rejected while Birgit kept being offered positions. At first, Birgit laughed that anyone wanted to hire her. but as the rejections continued, Bitgit started to see a side of America that she'd heard about but had never seen.

A couple of weeks later, she not only rejected ALL the offers but told them why.Sh was so disgusted that people like my mother weren't given a chance because of something as stupid as the color of her skin , that after a teary evening & asking my mom to forgive her, ( Mom told her there was NOTHING to forgive...it seemed to be failing that SOME white folks had), she packed up and went back to Sweden, inviting mom to come along where she would be treated with decency. Mama hugged her, telling her that she couldn't go with her, ( she was only 19 years old) and explained that it was something that she'd been told about from as far back as she could remember. Her mother and father told her that because of the color of her skin, where a white girl could get just about any position , (that was available at the time), with BARELY passing grades, people who looked like her would have to not only be damn near perfect but had to exceed just to have a chance.

Whoever wrote this commercial is either someone who looks like me or who has gone out to learn this painfully common "TALK" that so many black parents have with their children. This is REAL beyond belief. I KNOW what it's like to be told that " You're pretty for a dark skinned girl" or more recently, as in 6 years ago IN ARIZONA, I was approached by an older white woman who stopped me and said...QUOTE "You're so Beautiful...You must have WHITE BLOOD"...wtf?

We have to learn that we are ALL human beings and to believe that a larger amount of naturally occurring melanin somehow makes ANYONE less than. This vid is painful because some of the dialogue is just about VERBATIM. Thank you for posting this, Kentonio.

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