My roomies and I went out for dinner and a movie tonight, as Stephanie’s old man will turn 27 on Monday.

As Steph and I waited for the show to start while the old man was in the bathroom, this commercial came up as a part of the pre-show show, and for a minute and a half, I learned that “the whole human race wants to be smart” but 98% of the human race was…. the *smart* people… were…. guess?

Mostly white, yes.

And completely male.

If you pay really close attention, you’ll see what may be a feminine hand moving a chess piecs (denoted by the length of the nail) and if you don’t blink, you might see two young girls practicing playing stringed instruments.

But the rest of the minute and a half?


The “human race.”

Sometimes it hits me, these things we see and hear and soak up every day and take for granted; these things we see as so normalized that they become truth. And during those times when I’m able to step outside of it and critique it, it just fucking floors me.

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