I was watching this video and I don't think I've ever felt more ashamed just to hear how servile the man who played kunta kinta acts to this day.
But, for me it's still a problem "those" people experience "out there." I think when I saw the Cheerios vid above it began to make me think about some of my friends in interracial relationships. In particular one of my friends is about to have his firSt child this week or next. As exciting as that is it's disturbing to think about the world the child is coming into. It's crazy to think that my buddy, like me, has grown up receiving every courtesy from the police as a white male. Yet, his child won't necessarily be afforded the same and may decide to act in a servile manner to avoid fear and suspicion. It may even affect how he decides to bless his child. What if he does well and in 5 years buys a Mercedes? When the kid is a teen will he think twice about giving the old family Benz to his son? Will he be afraid of how cops would perceive his son? Anyway, it hits a little closer to home as we're so close and I can identify with more of his experience, plus I have hopes of raising a family alongside his.