That's why I was surprised by what I found today when I stopped off at the Target next to my hotel to buy some cards for Mother's Day. You know how each card design has a cardboard insert behind it describing it's use and sometimes showing a company logo? Like it will say "Mother's Day, from Son", etc. This is what I found today:
Yes, Target is marketing a line of cards to attractive, upwardly-mobile black folks, and the line is called "In Rhythm". Hell to the no. Who went and gave the moron who came up with New Coke a marketing job again? Do they think that the gentleman pictured in this card could, if pressed for cash, dance and sing on stage with his four brothers and do it so well that greeting cards marketed to him should pay tribute to his inherent rhythm?
I'm thinking their next line of cards should be for gay boys, and they can call it In Fashion. Because, you know, all gay men are well-dressed. Get it? I mean, we all are, but still, stereotypes are hurtful.