Did anyone else catch this on ABC over the weekend? When I got home from the Celtics vs Jazz game I had a bunch of texts from friends who told me about the "What Would You Do" segment featuring an interracial couple being harassed by people in a restaurant. This scenario is a good lead in to my next post (Breaking the News) so I'd be interested to hear what other people think:
My friends and I have been chatting about it over Facebook and text messages and I would love to hear what other people thought. Here were my comments after I mulled over the video for a bit:
So I thought the acting was a little sketchy and the commentary was strange (I mean how many times do you need to use the words "bigot" and "racist" in a 3 minute clip?!).
I guess I should be thankful (?) that I have never found myself in this scenario- as the couple being harassed or witnessing another couple being harassed- but if I have to choose between knowing where someone stands versus having someone smile in my face and then say something different when I leave the room, I think I'd choose knowing where someone stands.
By the way, why was the guy in the interracial couple such a wimp?! He barely said two words! And then just left and left his woman at the bar crying?! What in the world?!
Some food for thought:
1. What would you do if you were the couple being harassed or watching a couple being harassed?
2. If someone has a problem with your interracial relationship, would you perfer to know how that person truly feels or keep it to him/herself?
3. Do you think gender played a role in how this whole scenario played out?