Blog #1 (color-blind)

Check out this commercial that aired on TV not too long ago:

I found this commercial of a brand called “Old El Paso,” which are known for selling Mexican ingredients like what you saw in the video. I do have a few things to address in this video like first off why are the people even debating over something with no importance. Obviously the debate of whether someone wants hard or soft tacos can be solved easily like within a few seconds (maybe up to a minute if you’re really indecisive), yet in the commercial it shows the stereotypical Mexican family debating as if they didn’t have anything better to do. They try to solve the debate by even bringing in a spinning wheel to decided for them until a little girl finally states the one obvious solution of  “porque no los dos?” which translates to “why not have both.” This commercial was pretty much conveying that Mexicans can’t decided or come up with solutions for themselves. It feeds into the stereotype that they are docile workers.

This is just one of the many commercials I came across with that deals with this colorblind racism. In a country that said it’s supposedly past racism, it’s not. We are still seeing these kinds of things in the media today.

Now I don’t want to be a downer, so I will end my post with this video of one of my favorite Youtubers, David So:

I have to admit this video just cracked me up. But he does bring up a good point (not directly but shows) though the video pointing out how people tend to judge others based on stereotypes brought on by the media from the stereotype that Asians are good at math to them not being able to drive.