Have any of you noticed these Broadview Security ads on TV?
They're the ones where a woman is home alone )or home alone with her kids) when an evil male kicks in the door or smashes through a window to break in. The telephone rings immediately, and it's the vigilant Broadview Security customer service rep on the phone asking if our hapless heroine needs help. The woman breathlessly says someone just broke in, and the Broadview Security rep tells her help is on the way. "Th-thank you," she moans, eyes glistening in gratitude.
My question: why is the perpetrator in these ads always white?
As a white guy myself, I'm tired of being stereotyped as a likely burglar, sexual predator, or stalker. I mean, seriously...I have rarely (if ever) broken into someone's home by kicking the door down just as a helpless lone female headed upstairs for bed. And by "rarely" I mean "only occasionally." Well, OK...but still!!!
Are we supposed to believe black guys, Hispanic guys, and Asian guys never engage is this kind of behavior? What will it take for Hollywood to stop using white guys such as myself for these quick and easy bad-guy caricatures?
Fight the power!!!
Oops...have to go...my parole officer is here!!!