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As the African-American team took to the field, all I could do was sit there in a hyper extended cringe moment, just like I felt when I was a kid and hoping that whichever murderer, stick-up kid, or car jacker on the 10 o’clock news would not be black. But alas they always were, and alas, the black team met with a spectacular failure. They’ve totally got soul, but whether they can work as a team remains to be seen; because even in the second show, they probably only won because the Latin American team threw the race so they could kick of one of their own. C'mon my oppressed brown brothers and sisters is this how we are going to go out the first time in the only accepted RACE WAR 2006.
'Fair and Lovely' has been doing the rounds of the market for decades now and ladies have been liberally white washing their faces with the potion hoping to shed their brown skins. And now, there is 'Fair and Handsome' for the man. The ad is hilarious. A regular Joe is at a wedding and in the dressing room, puts on some of the ladies' fairness cream. He gets ribbed for it and hides his sorry brown face in a corner where he bumps into a "fair" (less brownie, reality check please, deluded boy) guy who hands him 'Fair and Handsome'. The potion works miracles. We see him slathering it on his face and hey presto, to the background music of shrill women's voices singing a pansy tune, ALL of him becomes fair, right down to the soles of his feet!! He emerges at the wedding with a train of fascinated women behind him, all admiring his sudden Greek God looks (the cream even does plastic surgery?) and the elevated patrician status that his lighter colored hide suddenly bestows upon him. And all in the space of two days. [...] What kind of message are we giving out, people?