posted at 17:50
Author: Sam Laird
Diet Racism Is the Soda for the Closet Bigot in Your Life
Diet Racism: The soda for that special person in your life who keeps on saying borderline-racist stuff but swears they "Don't see skin color." CollegeHumor nails it with this YouTube video that comes in the form of a fictitious beverage ad. The funny spot is timely, too. The since-simmered protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on August 9 forced America to again examine its painful legacy of racism and discrimination. The best humor always gets at bigger truths - many of them uncomfortable to confront head-on - and this video's no exception.

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