It's commerical Thursday! Watch this classic Diet Coke commericial:
That commercial came out 19 years ago. Yeah, you're old.
That guy is still hot too. I think muscular and hairy chest never goes out of style. Amirite, ladies and some gentleman?
Ok, now check out the updated 2013 version:
What is different about the two ads? Well, lots, but remember what this blog is about...
The second one has a black lady! It was only after seeing them back to back that I ever thought about the fact there were no people of color in the first one. In the mid-90's it probably wasn't so strange to have an office scene with all white workers.
But in 2013, it would be highly unusual to have a commercial with five women and one them wouldn't be black. In fact with five people, you'd probably have a black person and maybe even an Asian or Hispanic person. The old commercial had seven or eight women--all white.
Should we call that progress? I'm in a good mood today, so lets go ahead and call it progress.
That's all. Leave me a comment if you want.