I tried not to write about Affirmative Action again but I couldn't resist.
Ann Arbor, Michigan based Domino Pizza just launched their Brooklyn Style Pizza nationwide right around the time Michigan voted to ban Affirmative Action.
Ignoring the fact that I have no idea what the fuck a Brooklyn Style pizza is and I have lived in Brooklyn and eaten its pizzas for over two decades, why is a Michigan company using NYC's ethnically varied image to sell its bullshit pizzas?
Their bullshit ad campaign consists of a website with a bunch of stereotypes straight out of a deleted scene from a 1990's Spike Lee movie.
As the Times explains, you see...
- An older Italian woman yells out of a brownstone window.
A man with the look of an extra from “The Sopranos” pumps iron on the roof.
A Rosie O’Donnell lookalike berates a taxi driver for not folding his slice like a man.
And there’s an African-American guy. You can’t hear what he’s saying because the rap music pouring from his car speakers is too loud.
They have yellow cabs in Brooklyn?
Domino's founder, Tom Monaghan, is a hardcore right-wing Christian who donates significant amounts of money to the type of Republicans who rally against issues like affirmative action and is in the midst of building his own mini Vatican City in Florida.
I guess diversity is popping when you want to milk one of the most ethnically rich areas in the country to sell your porduct, but not when a University is trying to offset some of the effects of institutional racism and prevent their campus from looking like a recruitment poster for the Aryan race.
Domino's Pizza doesn't care about black people!
- Keeping on the topic of diversity, what is the deal with this Game track with every rapper from North America on it.
How did Ja Rule get on this track?
That's some true affirmative action right there.
The Game - "One Blood Remix" (Featuring Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, Nore, Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, Clipse and Ja Rule)