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    Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 7:13am
The new Dentyne commercial. They start off with statistics on kissing, blah, blah and then you see the black guy and this white girl kissing. Now, the difference in races doesn't bother me but what does is the fact that Dentyne is trying to look "hip" or something. Kinda like the Gay kid in the McDonalds commercial. Like they're saying "look how accepting we are!" Do they think we're all morons or something?Confused They're using the interracial concept to sell gum and make themselves look good. Bugs me. Oh, and Wendy's Hamburgers, the same thing. Yes, they've always pushed adoption but this time it's "look at the nice white people that adopted those poor black children." It's another ploy. I dunno. I hate it when the race card is played either way. I couldn't care less what the races of people are in life or in commercials. I just hate it when people use race for a profit!Angry
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Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's was an adopted child and was a great advocate for adoption. He set up a foundation for it and Wendy's constantly raises money and donates to it.
So that is Wendy's motivation for the adoption slant, as for the minority angle on that, a large percentage of kids in need of adopting are in fact minorities. I suppose if they were wanting to be PC they would've portrayed an affluent black family adopting said black child instead of the "rich white savior" syndrome oft portrayed over the years.
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Originally posted by jeroboam jeroboam wrote:

Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's was an adopted child and was a great advocate for adoption. He set up a foundation for it and Wendy's constantly raises money and donates to it.
So that is Wendy's motivation for the adoption slant, as for the minority angle on that, a large percentage of kids in need of adopting are in fact minorities. I suppose if they were wanting to be PC they would've portrayed an affluent black family adopting said black child instead of the "rich white savior" syndrome oft portrayed over the years.


Yeah, I knew he was adopted and an advocate for it. So am I. I hope the motivation was for more minority adoptions and not just for PR purposes.
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White people adopting black children (or somehow taking them under their wing or becoming their saviors) is a popular theme in movies and TV.  Most recently, we have Precious and Blind Side.  This stuff makes white people feel good about themselves.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

White people adopting black children (or somehow taking them under their wing or becoming their saviors) is a popular theme in movies and TV.  Most recently, we have Precious and Blind Side.  This stuff makes white people feel good about themselves.
 
 


Lol. Guess that's true for some.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

White people adopting black children (or somehow taking them under their wing or becoming their saviors) is a popular theme in movies and TV.  Most recently, we have Precious and Blind Side.  This stuff makes white people feel good about themselves.
 
 


I, being black don't have a problem with that as kids need homes.

One day when I'm mature and more organized I will adopt kids. But adoption shouldn't be about race but giving kids a good home
And it should NOT be about feeling noble and charitable, but loving that child.
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Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

White people adopting black children (or somehow taking them under their wing or becoming their saviors) is a popular theme in movies and TV.  Most recently, we have Precious and Blind Side.  This stuff makes white people feel good about themselves.
 
 


I, being black don't have a problem with that as kids need homes.

One day when I'm mature and more organized I will adopt kids. But adoption shouldn't be about race but giving kids a good home
And it should NOT be about feeling noble and charitable, but loving that child.


Exactly! If I were to adopt it would be based on where the greatest need is. Or so that a brother and sister would not be separated or something like that. I wouldn't care what their race is. I love all kids.Smile
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Though, adoption is something folks should go into with their eyes open and their rose coloured glasses off, especially when  it comes to older child or sibling groups. They'd have to learn a lot about attachment, how a child that is abused and neglected often acts out, especially at primary care givers.

Maybe I will foster kids, but I am way too messy right now.

OK, That adoption ad is rather sweet. I'm a sucker for stuff like that.
I will NOT buy a frosty though. I  think those things are artificial and my own milkshakes if I had a durn blender thing are better.
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