NFL’s Rooney Rule Outdated: An Example of Unnecessary Racial Discrimination

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A segment during last night’s O’Reilly Factor featured a Princeton University professor (who happened to be an African-American woman) asking American’s to “vote with their wallets” and boycott Pepsi products because of their memorable Super Bowl spot. 
The ad featured an African-American couple consisting of a domineering female partner and the male counterpart whose diet and lifestyle she was critiquing/altering. The ad ultimately concludes in the girlfriend/wife (never specified) accidentally hurling a PepsiMax can at a white woman whom her partner was admiring. 
The professor made the argument that this commercial had racial undertones and was thus offensive to both women and African Americans. She felt that it fed a negative stereotype that paints African American women as abusive and controlling.  

Bill O’Reilly disagreed, stating that he saw no racial undertones. He saw a universally relatable life situati...

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