Just a quick thought. I love that commercial, and I find it really funny. The dorky white guy can't dance, playing to the stereotype and making us all laugh. Even a white guy like me. Yet i can't help but wonder if a flip type of commercial would be acceptable as well. I have long found the double standard in race issues to be maddening. You see, I really don't give much of a damn what color someone is, cool people are cool, and assholes are assholes. Simple as that.
Another example of this used to be Eddie Murphy, back when he was funny. He often did a very funny imitation of a stereotypical dorky uptight white guy, (same with Richard Pryor) - funny stuff, and much of the humor stemmed from the truthfulness contained within. Yet if a white comedian did the same thing, I believe he would be labeled a racist. Need more examples? How about Spike Lee, who sees racism in everything - and who called Larry Bird overrated because he was White. Please. My point is this. As long as sacred cows are allowed, and humor isn't equal across all races, both sexes, etc, I will have a problem.
Super smart (and oh so humble) I often wonder if heightened intelligence is a blessing or a curse. Recognizing the evil, lies, and corruption that dominate the world, I often retreat into films, comics, sports, and other distractions. Bread and Circuses, baby!! (Don't you just wanna hang out with me now; I must be a barrel of laughs). My blog is where you can read these thoughts, and soon enough you will begin to see, I'm a pretty cool guy. (There's that humility again)