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Karl Bent

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May 6, 2013
 
I totally agree with the display of personalities of African american children as detailed in the first statement and including the other spots giving to African american children. They either making simple minded statements that are either overly animated or extremely absurd, this portrait is also displayed in the gestures made on the interviewers face and in the manner tone of his comments. One stating "I assume" to a response to the child's statement fully implies a "duh". The explanation of two things at once using animation instead of verb expression also falls in the "duh" category. All of the commercials either displays of African american child acting overly animated or simply oblivious to why they are there at all. Now this I can understand this concept can possibly be from the percentage of African Americans who are not entirely intact the the smart smartphone internet error (research). This inadequate display should only slow down their profits instead of increasing it. After this display shows in their (urban profit margin) their will be no choice but to show a more diverse (urban) group of individuals who all use the same products and understand the use of this product with ease....just thinking.
Cisco Kid

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May 6, 2013
 

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Liz the Girl wrote:
I agree. While not overtly racist I think these ads definitely depict the black kids as being less intelligent by their peers and are corrected by that annoying sap white guy a lot more.....
That rich, intelligent, good looking white guy is no sap.
And they cast the kids profiles correctly, reality is reality.
You is whatchoo is.
Cisco Kid

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Karl Bent wrote:
I totally agree with the display of personalities of African american children as detailed in the first statement and including the other spots giving to African american children. They either making simple minded statements that are either overly animated or extremely absurd, this portrait is also displayed in the gestures made on the interviewers face and in the manner tone of his comments. One stating "I assume" to a response to the child's statement fully implies a "duh". The explanation of two things at once using animation instead of verb expression also falls in the "duh" category. All of the commercials either displays of African american child acting overly animated or simply oblivious to why they are there at all. Now this I can understand this concept can possibly be from the percentage of African Americans who are not entirely intact the the smart smartphone internet error (research). This inadequate display should only slow down their profits instead of increasing it. After this display shows in their (urban profit margin) their will be no choice but to show a more diverse (urban) group of individuals who all use the same products and understand the use of this product with ease....just thinking.
Oh come off your self-loathing liberal high-horse.
Most black folks ain't goin ta buy no AT&T cel phones.
They get free 'Obama Phones' from social services.
chris

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May 11, 2013
 

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you guys are so ridiculous racist? Suppose if all the kids were white instead it would hace been racist also for them not even being there? Over sensitive whiners.
chris

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so the black children were cast over white kids because they could act better makes it racist? damned if you do damned if you don't stop blaming racism on everything yes it does exist but not everywhere. of course if youre always trying to see it you will see it. thats how conspiracy theories start.
james

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Now they have a black girl in the newest ad being retarded about a turtle crossing the road. I switched from att this morning!
Cisco Kid

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May 13, 2013
 

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Now they have a black girl in the newest ad being retarded about a turtle crossing the road. I switched from att this morning!
WHAT??
AT&T still isn't starring white kids in their commercials?

That's racist.
I'm changing companies tomorrow!
Jackie

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May 16, 2013
 

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Wow, get over yourselves and your "woe is me" attitudes! Stop making things into race issues when they very obviously are not! Pulling that card daily makes it ineffective when there is a legitimate race issue........perhaps you've never heard of the boy who cried wolf?!?!?!?
Greg

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May 18, 2013
 

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That is 100 percent accurate. All of the black kids in the ATT commercials come off as dumb, slow, barbaric, or just the incorrect child. However I do not agree that ATT portrays them this way. Black kids are just naturally like that.
Linda

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May 18, 2013
 
hey just looked and acted wrote:
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Oh come off it. Get a sense of humor.
I didn't even notice the ethnicity of the kids.
To me they just looked and acted like typical 7 year old kids.
Funny stuff.
Well for you to not notice the ethnicity of the children is a bit crazy. I'm sure u noticed it but it just didnt matter to you. However I do see how some could think the commercials were a bit racist. On the newest one he says what's the biggest number you can think of and the little black girl says 10. Really... Come on... I'm not saying its blatantly racist or anything though.
Nakyah

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May 19, 2013
 
Cisco Kid wrote:
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Oh come off your self-loathing liberal high-horse.
Most black folks ain't goin ta buy no AT&T cel phones.
They get free 'Obama Phones' from social services.
Shutup . Not every African American is poor and illiterate . For your information African Americans are not stupid. We can be smarter than any European . Most 7 years have a wide vocabulary. And just because the media have you believe that my kind is unintelligent, we made everything you are using today. We started everything. Just because the only thing you hear about African Americans is the crime and unintelligent acts. Does not mean we are all stupid! In African American history we have done so much! Just because the only you've heard is Swing Low Sweet Charriot slave days does not mean that's all we have done! Now I can clearly say that you are the one being racist.
Kristina

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May 19, 2013
 
Thisbudis4u wrote:
<quoted text>....... Yeah. I found this post by searching " is AT&T racist?"......obviously it was more than a hunch. Just thought the dude was rude with the " uhm candy". The first was funny. Rude in the second, but the third commercial and the little black guy is picked out??? Come on. I don't think it's intentional, but they need to watch what they do and see how some can consider them overboard. Enough already. I will chalk it up as error, but if
they do a fourth then its no mistake
They did with the 4th one, the little black girl who couldnt pronounce casts. Racist it is.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

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May 19, 2013
 
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Shutup . Not every African American is poor and illiterate .

For your information African Americans are not stupid.
We can be smarter than any European .

Most 7 years have a wide vocabulary.

And just because the media have you believe that my kind is unintelligent, we made everything you are using today.

We started everything.
Just because the only thing you hear about African Americans is the crime and unintelligent acts. Does not mean we are all stupid!

In African American history we have done so much! Just because the only you've heard is Swing Low Sweet Charriot slave days does not mean that's all we have done!

Now I can clearly say that you are the one being racist.
DANG!
Did you ever prove YOURself wrong.

Ever ask yourself why things that happen to stupid people keep happening to You?
JD Giles

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May 19, 2013
 

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I'm a white (conservative) guy, I found this post the same way most did. I saw a few of these commercials and I started to wonder about these commercials - or if I was just looking too deeply into them.

My wife's a teacher at a private school, majority white maybe about 15-20% black. I must say, the performance of the black students is no different than the performance of the white kids.

Socioeconomic status is directly linked to literacy rates and education. She also worked in a public school, and can tell you it's not a race thing is't an economic thing. There are plenty of white papers (studies) on this. Rural America which is majority white you'll find poor white folks and a decreased rate of literacy.

It's just the way it is.

Unfortunately it's people like Greg and Cisco Kid which give conservatives a bad name. Either they're looking for attention, playing devils advocate or they're truly stuck in their own world, naive to the world around them.. whichever it is, it's disappointing.
JD Giles

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May 19, 2013
 
Jackie wrote:
Wow, get over yourselves and your "woe is me" attitudes! Stop making things into race issues when they very obviously are not! Pulling that card daily makes it ineffective when there is a legitimate race issue........perhaps you've never heard of the boy who cried wolf?!?!?!?
Maybe you should educate yourself on Jim Crow laws. Did you know that Slavery in America lasted longer than the duration between today and when slavery ended?

Although slavery ended in 1863, Black American's were still 3rd rate citizens. I remember growing up, my parents told me not to "play with" the black kids. There are still some people who are my age with these same thoughts and spread this silliness to their kids. Racism will go on in America for several more generations before we start seeing "old ways" fade

There indeed is sensitivity there, to ignore that is to admit to your own ignorance and your own superior state of mind.
Concerned

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#36
May 19, 2013
 
I don't believe it is an error. The commercials are funny as hell but the new one made me google "Racist At&t" and I found this forum.
Thisbudis4u wrote:
<quoted text>....... Yeah. I found this post by searching " is AT&T racist?"......obviously it was more than a hunch. Just thought the dude was rude with the " uhm candy". The first was funny. Rude in the second, but the third commercial and the little black guy is picked out??? Come on. I don't think it's intentional, but they need to watch what they do and see how some can consider them overboard. Enough already. I will chalk it up as error, but if they do a fourth then its no mistake
Concerned

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#37
May 19, 2013
 
I'm black and I laughed at your comment as I read it on my smart phone.....dumbass!!!
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Oh come off your self-loathing liberal high-horse.
Most black folks ain't goin ta buy no AT&T cel phones.
They get free 'Obama Phones' from social services.
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

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May 20, 2013
 
Concerned wrote:
I'm black and I laughed at your comment as I read it on my smart phone.....dumbass!!! <quoted text>
You're black and actually have a JOB in DC?

You must be one of the regime's bureaucrats handing out the Obama phones.

Nothing like Affirmative Action to put you in a place where you can make your best contribution to society.
Even if it's the failed Obamaciety.
Jackie

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#39
May 21, 2013
 
Thank you for worrying so much about me and my education, or lack thereof. Perhaps though, you should understand that I have a doctorate and am actually an historian before you try to school me on the past.......especially regarding the U.S. Thank you for your time and concern!
Jackie

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May 21, 2013
 
JD Giles wrote:
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Maybe you should educate yourself on Jim Crow laws. Did you know that Slavery in America lasted longer than the duration between today and when slavery ended?
Although slavery ended in 1863, Black American's were still 3rd rate citizens. I remember growing up, my parents told me not to "play with" the black kids. There are still some people who are my age with these same thoughts and spread this silliness to their kids. Racism will go on in America for several more generations before we start seeing "old ways" fade
There indeed is sensitivity there, to ignore that is to admit to your own ignorance and your own superior state of mind.
Thank you for worrying so much about me and my education, or lack thereof. Perhaps though, you should understand that I have a doctorate and am actually an historian before you try to school me on the past.......especially regarding the U.S. Thank you for your time and concern!

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