It seems that there has been big controversies about the Super bowl add that Coke a Cola put out. Here is the link in case you have not seen it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8uSVUiniWQ&feature=share
I guess that since the Super Bowl wasn’t too super that we have to stir up something to talk about. I watched the advertisement when it came on as I was sitting with friends but no one thought a lot of it. It was simply a commercial selling Coke. It wasn’t funny. Those are the ones that we look for during the Super bowl.
However it did really spark an interest with people who tend to think that Americans should only speak English. Often we think that America was settled by the people from the British Isles. It was, but not simply by only them. The Germans came, French, Spanish and so much more from Europe. Then many came from Africa. Mostly by force. The U.S. only became Englishized (if that is a word) through treaties and wars.
Here are a few things people said negatively.
From the beginning America has been a melting pot of different cultures and yet 200 plus years later we still can’t get along. At different times in our history we have had problems with immigration. Most of those problems came from people being scared that their lives would change because there were too many Irish, Asian or Mexicans coming to America.
I find it ironic that this commercial would come out during Black history month. This is supposed to be a time where we celebrate the diversity in America. Yet it seems that we have not really come very far from the 1950’s. Sure African Americans are somewhat more accepted, but we have just taken our racism from them and placed it on another group. The problem is still there and needs to be fixed. It will never be fixed though by hating those of different race, religion, language, sexual preference or toe nail paint.
Some people will find hate no matter what. The rest of us need to show the love and acceptance of others and stop dividing America. We should not have Red and Blue States. We should be Purple. We should be one nation working together and not ripping apart.
America does not have a national language and there is no reason to have one. I find it fun to learn another language, customs etc… of others. I have lived in three states and all of them are different even though they are near each other. That is how we learn. If we want simply to stagnate and fall apart then we can try to make everyone just like us. However I don’t want to be a clone. I want to be free to explore and learn and change and grow. That is what we should be like.
So let us get off our high horse and find someone that is different and get to know them. Buy them a Coke, have a good time. It will change your life and probably theirs too.