As a general rule, we don't watch television. If we watch, it's old shows from days gone by. Andy Griffith is a family favorite. Other shows are liked or not by different members of the family. But we don't watch much in any event. Football games, the Olympics, certain specials here or there through the year is most we do. If you put a gun to my head and demanded I name five current television shows, you'd be speaking to a dead man.
Nonetheless, when you're sitting in a hospital room with a wife who is resting and sleeping most of the time, reading only goes so far. Especially since in hospital rooms there's no such thing as peace and quiet. So between reading materials, I found myself sometimes turning on the television.
Most of what I watched when my wife was up was Food Network, since at this point she's not to get to riled up. I can think of nothing less stimulating than Food Network. Plus some of the shows are fun. We watched a couple other stations, just to see what is going on in the modern world of television. There were a couple stations that played older shows and we watched those as well.
But I noticed something. In the world of marketing, advertising and corporate America, white families simply don't exist at this stage in the game. In those days of watching various networks and seeing endless dozens of commercials, I saw not one that featured a family portrayed by actors that was white. The closest was one white dad doing housework for his white kids. And one featured two white kids with two white dads. Otherwise? Not a single Ward and June in that batch.
There were other combinations. Black families ruled, and I'd guess half of the ads featured all black families. Mixed racial families were also common. In fact, apparently white people no longer marry white people, thus says Madison Avenue. Asian families, Hispanic, Middle Eastern were also featured in different commercials.. But not a single white family of all the ones I saw.
This does not, of course, count local commercials where a business owned by a white family was featured. Nor does it count any products sponsored by a celebrity who happens to be white. It's commercials that feature 'a family' portrayed by actors.
Apparently the research that marketers and advertisers use in formulating their ad campaigns concluded having all white families is not good for the product's promotion. There would be no other reason. It's not a coincidence. No way. That was on purpose. Let that sink in. Imagine what we are told about the reason blacks didn't feature in American movies or American advertising back in the day. Why didn't they? Because racism. Now think of today.
The great sleight of hand of the Left has been to convince everyone - including the celebrated Catholic Church - that the best remedy for racism is racism done right. From the highest ecclesiastical leaders to global agencies, international governments, and almost every major institution here at home, that trick has been completely embraced. So much so that commercials featuring gay dads, lesbians and even a transgender papa are understood as what Americans want, along with families of any and ethnic group imaginable. But white families need not apply. Again, let that sink in. Then consider the logical and predictable ramifications.
As a bonus, here's a story that has hit the Internet waves because it's so racist stupid. Apparently a fair young pop star named Olivia Rodrigo muses on the fact that she once thought only white girls could be pop stars. No, she's not 118 years old. She appears quite young. Young enough that such obviously white pop stars as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, and endless others (these right off the top of my head) were already old matriarchs of the pop world by the time she came along.
See what is happening? In addition to promoting the 'Eew, ick, yuck, a white person!' mentality, it's also incumbent upon the new Left to eradicate the history of any non-whites who challenge the 'Only white people ever' narrative. That's where eliminating American Indian sports names or African American spokeswomen from products gets you - the elimination of those people.
So we have this blind stupidity by Ms. Rodrigo. Was she really that thick that she missed entire swaths of the entertainment industry to conclude that? Or does she know that ignoring the undesirables is demanded by the Leftist State, and so she regurgitates the appropriate talking points? Only time will tell. But beyond the dearth of white families in commercials, expect less and less time to be spent celebrating the various ethnic minorities who achieved great things against overwhelming odds and real prejudice in the months and years to come.