Monday, November 9, 2015

Retire This Reaction Shot

You know the one I mean. You've seen it over and over in commercials, TV shows, and movies. A white person is acting a bit strange and they cut over to a black person -- usually a middle aged woman -- who makes a face like "That white person is crazy." They're not amused but disapproving. I guess the object of the joke is supposed to be the white person. But I don't see how it flatters the black person. Their look is exactly the same every time, and they never speak. I guess I'm saying it's a lazy stereotype. Please stop.

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