Here’s an Aussie anti-racism ad:
I think the insight of small, incremental damages adding up to something much bigger is good.
But I’m not sure portraying racism is a sneaky man with a deep voice who whispers mean things in your ear is going to make much difference.
Will the joke teller at the end still tell the joke at home?
Will the bloke in the shop never think anyone from a racial minority looks suspicious?
And will the guy in the mall decide not to move an inch away from someone he wasn’t even that close to in the first place?
I get the message that white people shouldn’t appear prejudiced to racial minorities, but there’s no suggestion that the root thoughts or causes of racism should be addressed.
So please, look down on those terrible people; just make sure they don’t know you’re doing it.