Yesterday afternoon, I took Mary and her friend to the local pizza shop for lunch. It’s a sports themed type of place, and as such, there is a large screen TV that always has some sports game on. Yesterday it was basketball.
At some point, a commercial came on and a black man dressed up in a suit stepped up to a podium. Mary said “Hey look, mom, it’s Barack Obama.” I glanced over at the TV to see an athlete, large as life, complete with large karat diamond stud earings on the screen.
Great, I thought. My daughter now thinks that every clean shaven black man in a suit is Barack Obama. Of course I just casually told her that it wasn’t President Obama.
But as I thought about it, I began to wonder; is this a good thing or a bad thing?
What do you think?