Wednesday, March 08, 2006So... I've seen about 75 trillion commercials for some Ice Cube-produced show called "Black. White." - the idea of the show is that a black family gets painted white and a white family gets painted black and they examine the whole idea of racism, race relations, etc. from the other side.
The show is almost a cartoon of itself, with all of these exaggerated stereotypes about how black people are cool and down to earth and white people are dorky and ask too many questions. (They even play goofy cartoon music whenever they show the white family)
And the white guy is about the biggest jackass ON THE PLANET. He loves being painted black so he can use the "N" word - repeatedly. And he talks about himself in third person, referring to "White Bruno" and "Black Bruno". And he is basically calling racism a sham. Bruno deserves to be attacked by killer bees - repeatedly. In his ass.
But when it comes down to it, this show is filmed in Southern California - I'm not saying that there's no racism there, but, come on, if you want to have it a little bit realistic, film the show in the South, where there actually IS a huge racial divide.
In theory, it's a great idea, for a high school Sociology class,
In reality, it's cheesy.
Ice Cube, thanks for trying, but don't quit your day job (Actually, quit your job before you make "Are We There Yet 2" - kthx)...