Newsbusters runs to the defense of ginger kids:
How long do you think it will be that we must stay under the thumb of the kind of PCism that posits that all white people are evil, wrong, losers, stupid or otherwise weak and bad?...and the reason I hate this game is that it is a futile and subjective guessing game about motives. I guess I'm far more annoyed by it because this kind of whining has long been the playground of the left - where objectivity is unnecessary and facts are often a hindrance to getting the results one wants. Conservatives have apparently decided that if they can't beat liberals, maybe it's time to join them in the cesspool of reactionary sentimentalism.
Apparently Cisco Systems hasn't seen the end of it and that is why, in their TV commercial for their new TelePresence video conferencing system, the white kid loses.
The commercial starts off with a white boy in an obviously American class room staring at the camera. Then cuts to an obvious foreign class room with a little Asian boy doing the same. As the commercial rolls all the children in their two respective classes gather around their intensely staring classmate to see what will happen.
Then the white boy blinks.
The white boy's classmates erupt in a raucous yell, while the classmates of the Asian child jump up in victory because their boy won the staring contest being made possible by the video conference system that can obviously span the globe.
Why is it that the white kid had to lose?
However, I'm not above playing the game on occasion, so let me present a couple of alternative interpretations which, while I don't know that they are correct, might allow our obviously racially-conscious conservative to sleep a little better knowing the goblins of political correctness might not be infesting technology commercials after all.
Here's the commercial:
What follows are some other similarly unprovable interpretations of it. Feel free to add your own.
Alternative interpretation #1: Nips have those wierd, slanty eyes and can hold them open like snakes. They are inhuman. We should have never have stopped at just Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Alternative interpretation #2: all Real Americans are white. If you put a Hispanic kid on the American side, no one will know he's American. People in Texas and California will think it's a Mexican classroom; those in Florida will think it's Cuban; New Yorkers will think the school is in Puerto Rico. People in other states might think something else, but that's flyover country and no one cares what they think.
Alternative interpretation #3: eating rice gives you very powerful eyelids.
Alternative interpretation #4: Only caucasians are racially secure enough to handle losing on TV. If you show a black kid and he loses, legions of black kids will be deprived of 30 seconds of role modeling, which when multiplied by the 2 million black kids in school, adds up to a full year of mentoring lost every time the commercial is shown. Every time. You want to destroy Black America over teleconferencing?
Alternative interpretation #5: the white kid let him win, duh. It's part of the plan to get the Tiawanese overconfident for the Little League World Series.
Alternative interpretation #6: since the Chinese made the electronics, they obviously inserted code that would give the result they want, just like Republicans do with voting machines when they want to win elections.
Alternative interpretation #7: It's just a commercial. Shut up, go get a beer, and it'll be over before you get back.