Honestly, we can't do anything about it. We should be wise instead of angry and just stop supporting these companies. This becomes bothersome because we keep looking for acceptance and comfort but we will never find it. Then what they will do is make a commercial of someone who is black and portray them in a way that we want them to be portrayed so they can steal our argument away from us. And all their supporters will say, "see, their not racist". It's all a game that we can't win. As soon as we realize that then we might make some progress. Peace. That's my last post. I'm out.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!
#85 Jun 18, 2013
Since: Apr 13
Scappoose, Oregon USA
#86 Jun 19, 2013
Wow, sometimes it's kind of at one end of the same time amazing, and pathetic, the lengths some people will go to further their racist and political opinions! That's quite a reach, better watch it or you'll fall off your pedestal leaning out that far.
#87 Jun 22, 2013
Point blank...the commercials are racist. They continue to exploit the black children in the commercials. Im appalled that the parents of the black children allowed their children to work on the commercial. Its amazing that some people relate what they see famous black people on tv do to all members of that race. I won't be watching these ignorant commercials and neither will my children.
#88 Jun 22, 2013
BS "shame on you AT&T" It's about time there is a little more jabs at "minorities" instead of them being the focus "McDonald's commercials" or seeming better than other races. And these are REAL focus groups. Is it AT&T's fault the most stupid and idiotic responses come from these kids? I have noticed this too and actually say cheers to AT&T to brave enough to post these commercials (showing, ah yeah, its not that complicated).
As far as the Caveman commercials..... Don't be so fucking PC. Those were clever and I miss them. Damn bleeding heart.
#89 Jun 22, 2013
And as a "black man" you still haven't quoted the commercial correctly.... go figure. Before you get all bent out of shape about something, know what you're talking about and what the actual facts are before you rant.
#90 Jun 22, 2013
Yeah, you already did it with television.... BET. Who's racist now?
#91 Jun 22, 2013
A wise man once said, "Stupid is as stupid does". It's about time that minorities aren't coddled and the whole PC and bleeding hearts get up in arms and try to make things "equal". These are REAL focus group commercials. It's not AT&T's fault for proving their point ("it's not hard/complicated") that the minorities say the dumbest things. It's just good timing. All but one doesn't show them raising their hands and being picked first. As usual the minorities are the first to speak and say the dumb shit that they feel they are entitled to say first. GOOD FOR YOU AT&T!
#92 Jun 22, 2013
Why BET is racist, of course.
Can you imagine the uproar if there was a network devoted to white folks?
#93 Jun 22, 2013
Be easy on Dewayne Bell, he's a black man and can't be expected to be on top of the game.
That's the same reason Obama gets a pass on all his legislative blunders and failures.
#94 Jun 23, 2013
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.
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
ok so regardless of your negativism, which I haven't seen much of on this page, I agree with your point about starting a provider company. I get it, in YOUR mind its whining.
First lets deal with racism, which really means one group using its power and wealth to impoverish, or suppress another groups ability to develop and move forward. Here's a quick history lesson for you - and I don't mean that sarcastically but people need to understand what has and is going on behind the lies. Im sure cisco understands what i am about to say, for his perceptions are what his family has taught him. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS ARE NON EXISTANT. I will say that again. forget about buzz words and how far we have come, EQUAL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS ARE NON EXISTANT. We are talking about root problems here. And none of them have been corrected. The symptoms of racism have been dealt with, meaning integration. And truly, that has been the ONLY accomplishment. The truth is that this country was built on the backs of slaves, and largely black slaves, where slave owners were "GIVEN" free land, and earned wealth through "FREE" labor to develop the Americas. You know how some hate the idea of government assistance that blacks often need? How would you like to own your own company that earns thousands of dollars a day, where the employees work for free, and don't have to be paid? Additionally, ONLY blacks were to be excluded from everything - this was law for every white citizen and corporation. The American civil war (north against south) was about.....keeping and ending slavery. Understand that other groups were enslaved as well and have been able to rebound. Those groups dealt with great struggles but did not have the "exclusionary measures" in place that blacks had and still have. The history of non rights in this country for blacks verses other groups are extremely different, which makes all the difference. The ending of slavery in essence said; ok this was wrong lets stop and move forward. Lincoln pioneered the first step. Not good enough though. Because hundreds of years later, the wealth creation and power, money and ownership of everything had been obtained, as you so eloquently put "All those successful companies are owned by white folks". So in many cases, the wealthy, and rich, are bloodlines, direct descendants of brutality, blood, and slavery. The money and wealth passed down through white family generations was not about working hard, it was about theft, and those families benefiting from slave ownership. That's not to say current whites don't work hard to earn income. I don't expect to un indoctrinate people who have been mentally trained for decades to believe a certain way.. including me. But its the same thing that has gone on in the middle east today. Theft for oil, government control through influence and economic power. Sadam didn't have weapons of mass destruction, he had oil. And we wanted it. And we took control of it. Afghanistan, Iraq, its all the same. Theft for power. Blacks were a wealthy nation at one time. So in order to correct this, wealth creation would need to be transferred back into the hands of those that were kept from benefitting. Not just start from where we are. That corrects nothing. And now we have a system in place that is designed to keep the status quo. Which means keep things as they are. With that in mind you'll better understand, as you put it; "the winning" of blacks who don't even know this history themselves, but the history still continues people. email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be apart of an organization dealing with this issue or have questions.
#95 Jun 23, 2013
let me add, that corporations like at&t are one in a million. That mentality is general among companies. Learn the truths. In a society that is more educated, truths about our government are being revealed. Truths about our food supply, truths about the water, truths about our leaders, the media, who trusts our government? today?, civil liberties being destroyed, not Obama, not bush, but every presidency, truths about privacy, etc... now learn the truths about history. The Rothschild's, Rockefellers, weren't business men in the way that we define businessmen, they were slave criminals who cared nothing about the lives of millions. They stole the resources of diamonds from Africans, created a market here at a price index above many blacks ability to pay. Every diamond you wear and purchase with such passion has at least ten lives that died for you to wear it. Take a look at your companies, corporate companies, black to white ratio, the hiring of low level black employees. if you want ill open your eyes so you can really see. But at&t has already opened the door to this racial exploration.
#97 Jun 23, 2013
You are correct Cisco. Heaven forbid white people publicly excluded and promote a specific-race-only network. But hey, if they do it it's fine because we still own them something.
#98 Jun 23, 2013
my daughter and I both noticed that in every commercial, its the black kids that are being portrayed as less intelligent or downright stupid. I don't know who the ad agency is, but someone is signing off it these commercials and they should be fired for implementing this agenda.
To the person who said they didn't notice the race of the children,... seriously? I hope you never are called to indentify someone if you are that unobservant.
#99 Jun 23, 2013
Don't delude yourself.
Black Americans have the same equal rights as any other American citizens.
The biggest problem Blacks create for themselves is voting Democrat.
You need to get off the government plantation, Democrats are in the business of holding you down.
Democrats need a permanent underclass for their constituency, otherwise their Democrat platform message is irrelevant.
"It's the Republican Party that actually has the best interests of the black community in mind.
Democrats relentlessly push an agenda intended to exert control over blacks, not lift them out of poverty.
“You see, in recent history, the Democrat party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people,” Guillory said.“Somehow it has been forgotten that the Republican party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement, with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.”
Frederick Douglass called Republicans the “party of freedom and progress.”
Former Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and Republicans in Congress wrote the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
“The Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow,” Guillory added.“It was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners.”
“You see, at the heart of liberalism, is the idea that only a great and powerful big Government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing: control. And they disguise this control as charity.”
Guillory claimed entitlement programs like welfare and food stamps were never designed to “lift black Americans out of poverty,” but rather to control them.
Further, the welfare programs haven’t even helped blacks at all as they are still “as poor as they’ve ever been,” he argued.
“But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness, free from Government dependence, and free from Government control. Because to be truly free, is to be reliant on no one, other than the author of our destiny,” Guillory continued, pointing to God.
“These are the ideas are at the core of Republican party… My brothers and sisters of the American community, please join me in abandoning the Government plantation and the party of disappointment.”
“So that we may all echo of one Republican leader who famously said,‘Free at last, free at last.
Thank God almighty, we are free at last,”.
‘Free at Last’:
La. State Senator Explains Why He Recently Left the ‘Government Plantation’ & Joined GOP in Powerful Video
#100 Jun 23, 2013
Racist ATT. How is infinity plus one the wrong answer when there was no set answer?
#101 Jun 24, 2013
Just amazing Cisco Kid. Well done.
#102 Jun 24, 2013
"I would have like AT&T to"....... and you're a teacher.
#103 Jun 25, 2013
Equality and freedom for all.
This is America, where the nobility of the mind rises above liberal Democrat deceit.
#104 Jun 25, 2013
Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke Tuesday about how the lessons she learned growing up in her family can apply to all Americans.
She discussed a modified “ten commandments” in particular, which said anyone who marched with her uncle had to pledge to abide by.
“We had to agree to be non-violent, to read our Bibles daily, to love each other…” she recalled, speaking with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV.“To love, to obey, to honor first God, and then each other and those we needed to serve.”
At one point King stopped to talk about the need for a “tough mind and a tender heart.”
“That’s what’s wrong with America,” she remarked.
“That’s how you can believe one thing in your heart and vote for something else, because the two don’t agree.
So that tough mind is fixed on truth, and the tender heart has to deliver that truth and love, and that’s what we’re missing.”
Glenn Beck has begun to “beat the drum” that Americans need to begin explaining the Bill of Rights as the “Bill of Civil Rights.”
When free speech is limited or the IRS targets Americans for their beliefs, that isn’t just a violation of the First Amendment, he says — it’s a civil rights violation.
When Beck asked King whether her uncle and father died for the Bill of Rights, she responded:“absolutely.”
#105 Jun 25, 2013
When I google-searched this topic, I was surprised that so many other people had searched it that it automatically popped-up in the address bar as I began typing...
While there have been a few instances in the commercials that I've found funny (i.e. "puppy-brother"), I've also noticed the racial undertones, such as the question about speed and turtles -- he tells the black girl her answer is wrong (which was subjective), then looks to the white boy for the right answer, and affirms his answer. The second piece that stood out was him asking something about the biggest number in the world -- it felt as though when the black girl gave her answer he decided to mention how wrong they all were, and when the white girl gave her answer, he affirms her as "mind blowingly" right. Because of the moment he chose to disagree with them all, the black girl may have felt he was talking specifically to her.
Disappointed because the commercials were almost excellent...Anytime you bring children into the picture and discuss humorous topics, mixed with a lead adult who's funny, you've gat a winner. I definitely found this lead humorous in some aspects, unfortunately, the ways he's responded to his black cast mates has now made this commercial uncomfortable for me...
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