AT&T Exploits Black Children
NancyD

Gualala, CA

#64 Jun 2, 2013
The one that really bugs me is when the boy says "look at them kids". Not funny, not appealing, and now I mute after the first word. Did AT&T not test this with an audience? I would not sign up for their product on general principles.
just saying

Blacklick, OH

#65 Jun 2, 2013
Aria wrote:
Seen the new AT&T commercials with the smug racist guy and the kids? 3 of them feature black children being portrayed as dumb or foolish. One child shaking his head and waving his hands above his head like a minsrtel. Another child asking what animals would be made of on a candy island. The smug white guy says, "Uh, candy?", while giving the kid the " Stupid effing knicker look". The new one features a black kid who doesn't know what rhyming means and the white guy and white kids are dumbfounded by his stupidity.
Shame on you AT&T. Shame on you.
Worse than GEICO cavemen! "Racism. So easy AT&T could do it."
Sounds more like belittling than exploiting. Exploitation would be not paying them.
Jackie

Jonesboro, GA

#66 Jun 5, 2013
At&t are making black people look very STUPID!!!!!! Why not make the white children say something dumb and the black kids educated? This is out of control. There are some educated black people in this world. Also the parents of these black kids should be ashamed of themselves for letting their children and their race be so humilated. Instead of worrying about a interracial family on a cearal commercial get real and focus on real problems. We have to get this race thing under control. When will we become America? Remember ONE nation under god? God veiws all of us as equals why cant we view one another that way?
Mia

Bronx, NY

#67 Jun 6, 2013
hey just looked and acted wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Yeah, but how come there's only black children acting stupid? Why don't they have a white child act like that? In every commercial there's a token black child who's 'stupid' and the other children (who're white) are 'normal'? Or, at least not acting like their colored peers?
Cisco Kid

Sonora, CA

#68 Jun 6, 2013
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but how come there's only black children acting stupid? Why don't they have a white child act like that? In every commercial there's a token black child who's 'stupid' and the other children (who're white) are 'normal'? Or, at least not acting like their colored peers?
That's because Reality TV is just that......Reality.
just saying

Blacklick, OH

#69 Jun 6, 2013
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but how come there's only black children acting stupid?...
Art imitating life would be my guess. Why is it only the black kids in my neighborhood walk in the street? Because of AT&T?
Beth

South Yarmouth, MA

#70 Jun 8, 2013
hey just looked and acted wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Wrong, I have been patient but I have seen 6 different ones and there is clear racism. Watch again and see if the white kid gets positive and the children of color are made fun of or sarcasm is used on their comments. If they get a comment!
Today tokens are used to appear fair and then this under the surface racism is coming through.
Beth

South Yarmouth, MA

#71 Jun 8, 2013
Jackie wrote:
At&t are making black people look very STUPID!!!!!! Why not make the white children say something dumb and the black kids educated? This is out of control. There are some educated black people in this world. Also the parents of these black kids should be ashamed of themselves for letting their children and their race be so humilated. Instead of worrying about a interracial family on a cearal commercial get real and focus on real problems. We have to get this race thing under control. When will we become America? Remember ONE nation under god? God veiws all of us as equals why cant we view one another that way?
I am so glad to see comments because Si have seen six of these and Zi have had it. Some people do not realize racism is so out front that people claim it is not there, so subtle to some that they claim it is our problem for finding it offensive! At first the child of color did not speak, then the Asian token no voice, then degrading and sarcasm on comments the children of color have made! There is a way to start petitions on ' Causes.org ' or' Petition.Org '
I am a white woman and I see this clear as day and now looked it up to see if there was any others noticing and mad as myself. Thanks for being here because I kept saying maybe I am sensitive but feel horrible that kids are seeing this and learning more racism and social norms associated with ethnicity!
May be ca find a petition or start one, but am ill and hard to find the strength.
Thanks for you comment, Again
Beth

South Yarmouth, MA

#72 Jun 8, 2013
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but how come there's only black children acting stupid? Why don't they have a white child act like that? In every commercial there's a token black child who's 'stupid' and the other children (who're white) are 'normal'? Or, at least not acting like their colored peers?
So agree, once they black kids got to speak in like version 3-4 they belittled or made fun of their response yet have upbeat responses to white kids responses. Clear as day racism and using token black and Asian kids. Pissed off white woman who can see clearly.
Petitions.org and Change.org are places to start one
I might in my little time
Thanks for your comment
Peace
Had Enuf

Flat Lick, KY

#73 Jun 8, 2013
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patrick

Fairfield, CA

#74 Jun 9, 2013
Maybe they shouldnt have black kids in commercials.
Sid

San Diego, CA

#75 Jun 11, 2013
Ok, so I am not the only one. I too found this post by searching to see if I was alone. One commercial: unintentional coincidence. Two: maybe. Multiple ones where the black kid is the fall guy: hmm..
Gus

Walnut Creek, CA

#76 Jun 12, 2013
The Att commericals are spot on. Black kids are genuinely that stupid.
Cisco Kid

Clements, CA

#77 Jun 12, 2013
Gus wrote:
The Att commericals are spot on. Black kids are genuinely that stupid.
Shhhh.....you're not supposed to tell anybody.
Rod

United States

#78 Jun 14, 2013
QUOTE who="KeKe Lee"]WoW..and I thought it was just me..I'm switching companies! literally[/

QUOTE]I thought it was me as well. I'll.never patroize them again! I'll add them to the list with Nautica and Wells Fargo. You are not going to call me an idiot then I in return give you my money.
Renee

Chula Vista, CA

#79 Jun 14, 2013
Gus wrote:
The Att commericals are spot on. Black kids are genuinely that stupid.
Gus, do humanity a favor and jump up your ignorant ass and die.

Sincerely,

People with a brain.
Strange Doctor

New Kensington, PA

#80 Jun 17, 2013
On the real, all you blacks posting should no longer post because you know what it is. These commercials are racist. The media and most major companies are operated primarily by whites. So it is there right to show the commercials as they see fit. The problem is the black parents are too ignorant to understand the agenda or are willing to compromise (sell out) for some air time and a paycheck.

Also you can't argue with whites unless they are open minded and seek true peace and justice, not that typical American way. They always say "get over it" cause they want to get over it and couldnt care less. Yet it was there forefathers who were hanging and burning ours in trees, why? Because they thought so much less of us as some still do today. They have enacted intricate methods that have complicated the lives and minds of blacks and this is why we see a lot of the conditions that exist till this day, though I will not elaborate, we will be here all day. If we just "get over it" then they will fo us any ole kinda way. Anyway they will always see us in this type of light because that's what they want to see. The bad thing is, is that's also what we show, so shame on us.

Also they can do and say what they want cause there will always be some silly black person who will see the racism and will still buy their product. I'll tell you this, if we stopped spending money with these racist companies they will change their pitch, I promise you. Start supporting your own people and help build your own communities. Stop trying to prove yourself to these people cause you will never be acceptable in their eyes. I see racism often and some of it is not always intentional. It's that inherited mindset. But we can only help ourselves, so just do it. BTW I don't believe all whites are racist, but im sure that will go unnoticed. God Bless
Strange Doctor

Garden City, MI

#81 Jun 17, 2013
This Cisco kid is purely an antagonist, who obviously has no life and lives to piss people off, no matter what you are. Pay him no mind, you can't debate with him. He's not looking for truth, he's entertaining himself along with the others who share his views.

If so many people question the racist content then it must be so. My own curiosity led me here as well. So my solution would be to take them black dollars else where, to the point that we could just do without. Because race doesn't matter anymore, only to us, because we are the ones who get walked on. What matters to them is $. They will never respect you, but the only way you can make them hear you is by what you do with your money, however they have an answer for that too, but you should use the power you have and that is your ability to choose. Stop supporting these dudes, seriously.
Cisco Kid

Clements, CA

#82 Jun 17, 2013
Strange Doctor wrote:
This Cisco kid is purely an antagonist, who obviously has no life and lives to piss people off, no matter what you are. Pay him no mind, you can't debate with him. He's not looking for truth, he's entertaining himself along with the others who share his views.
If so many people question the racist content then it must be so. My own curiosity led me here as well.

So my solution would be to take them black dollars else where, to the point that we could just do without. Because race doesn't matter anymore, only to us, because we are the ones who get walked on. What matters to them is $. They will never respect you, but the only way you can make them hear you is by what you do with your money, however they have an answer for that too, but you should use the power you have and that is your ability to choose. Stop supporting these dudes, seriously.
You say "Because race doesn't matter anymore, only to us"?
You're a racist.

Then you're telling black folks to take their money to another provider instead of AT&T?
Like where? To a provider run by black folks?

Where you gonna go?
Verizon? Sprint? Metro? T-Mobile? Virgin?
Nope, those successful companies are all founded and run by white folks.

Why don't you start your own provider company instead of whining for somebody to give it to you?
Be a pioneer for initiative. Try something different for a change.
Dewayne Bell

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#84 Jun 18, 2013
I'm shocked ass hell they let them play. As a fellow black man it offended me, they could of least had the ethnic children get it right or DIDN'T have it seem like there answer was unacceptable or made to look like were ignorant. Example when the kids were asked what's the biggest number they could think of...one white kid answered 10, that was fine but when black girl said infinity and one, he replies were looking for infinity plus infinity sorry! I'm like what!?!? I don't know if they just pick they're edited clips and air them but either way its making or youth look bad. Stop IT NOW OR THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS IN YOUR FUTURE!

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