racism

Anonymous – ‪#‎OpWhiteRose‬. White Rose Society.

 

“Donald Trump, you should have expected us.” LOL

  

Comparisons with Hitler, this is setting up for a major clash.

  

The YouTube comments are already piling up too.

  

And plenty of action on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/opwhiterose

   

Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels

 

From the video description …

 

While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.

 

 

 

Controversial CHEERIOS commercial

 

 

Crazily this is controversial because it features an inter-racial family – namely a black father, a white mother, and a biracial daughter.

 

The original video on YouTube is now private: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYofm5d5Xdw

 

The original video immediately drew the normal troll behavior and racist slurs. For a commentary on that see, for example, here and here.

 

Here’s another Cheerios advert featuring the same family. It was produced for the SuperBowl 8 months after the original advertisement:

 

 

 

It is amazing how this can be so controversial when 14.6% of new marriages in the USA in 2008 were inter-racial according to research from the Pew Research Center (pdf).

 

This has given rise to the “We are the 15 Percent” movement.

 

Also on tumblr

 

 

 

 

 

And plenty of commentary here: http://wearethe15percent.com/press

 

 

“Chocolate Rain” Original Song by Tay Zonday

 

 

Going viral !!

 

UPDATE 26 July:

YouTube is featuring this video on its front page !!

 

UPDATE 18 December:

Here are the lyrics …

Chocolate Rain, Some stay dry and others feel the pain
Chocolate Rain, A baby born will die before the sin
Chocolate Rain, The school books say it can’t be here again
Chocolate Rain, The prisons make you wonder where it went
Chocolate Rain, Build a tent and save the world as dry
Chocolate Rain, Zoom the camera out and see the light
Chocolate Rain, Forecast to be falling yesterday
Chocolate Rain, Only in the past is what they say
Chocolate Rain, Raised your neighborhood insurance rates
Chocolate Rain, Makes us happy ‘livin in a gay
Chocolate Rain, Made me cross the street the other day
Chocolate Rain, Made you turn your head the other way
(Chorus)
Chocolate Rain, History quickly crashing through your veins
Chocolate Rain, Using you to fall back down again
[Repeat]
Chocolate Rain, Seldom mentioned on the radio
Chocolate Rain, It’s the fear your leaders car control
Chocolate Rain, Worse than swearing worse than calling names
Chocolate Rain, Say it publicly and you’re insane
Chocolate Rain, No one wants to hear about it now
Chocolate Rain, Wish real hard it goes away somehow
Chocolate Rain, Makes the best of friends begin to fight
Chocolate Rain, But did they know each other in the light?
Chocolate Rain, Every February washed away
Chocolate Rain, Stays behind as colors celebrate
Chocolate Rain, The same crime has a higher price to pay
Chocolate Rain, The judge and jury swear it’s not in the face
(Chorus)
Chocolate Rain, Dirty secrets of economy
Chocolate Rain, Turns that body into GDP
Chocolate Rain, The bell curve blames the baby’s DNA
Chocolate Rain, But test scores are how much the parents made
Chocolate Rain, Flippin’ cusin in France the other night
Chocolate Rain, Cleans the sewers out beneath Mumbai
Chocolate Rain, ‘Cross the world and back it’s all the same
Chocolate Rain, Angels cry and shake their heads in shame
Chocolate Rain, Lifts the ark of paradise in win
Chocolate Rain, Which part do you think you’re ‘livin in?
Chocolate Rain, More than marchin’ more than passing law,
Chocolate Rain, Remake how we got to where we are

 

 

 

Ongoing UPDATE:

 

There have been a plethora of parodies of this video. Here is a list of the most viewed / popular: