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July 23, 2011 / admin

What Would You Do? White Father with Black Child

Hat Tip/Thanks to mzdougla for jogging my memory about a What Would You Do Segment featuring people’s reaction to a White Father with a Black Child. See the video Below or click here

Here is what happened when the situation was reversed and the father was Black with a White Child


Notice anything different in people’s reactions???



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  1. mzdougla / Jul 24 2011 5:52 am

    You’re welcome Admin 🙂

    This irritates me a little, because ABC could have done better than that. I love the concept of the show, but Mr. Quinones needs to come up with better question’s and get detailed answers. I would like to know what went through the heads of those patrons who didn’t believe the white male was the father, even after the child actor and the black female hugged him.
    It makes me wonder; is this how people would react if they saw me with a white husband and mixed child? I just think sometimes the segments are a little biased. Personally, I don’t think Mr. Quinones is too worried about interracial issues, but he really made an effort to address the immigration matter, especially in Arizona. He went as far as going undercover and also asked more in dept questions. It was done a bit poorly, but I guess its a start.

  2. WingedBeast / Jul 25 2011 10:26 am

    With regards to the first video.

    With the white father/black daughter issue, the child never actually identifies him as father. When the waiter comes into the picture, either the father instigates aggression or keeps the girl from identifying him as her father.

    In the black father/white daughter issue, she says “daddy” right away. She sends the message everywhere, right away, that this is her father. And I think that’s the main difference for the reactions.

    • Mark / Dec 6 2012 11:30 pm

      Right, but the white father was instructed to act irritated instead of calm and rational like the black father. Why did they not keep the fathers attitudes the same between the two scenarios?

  3. mzdougla / Jul 25 2011 6:26 pm

    Yes, I agree, but that’s sort of the point I made on one of my comments on a previous post. The white father acted easily irritated, while the black father was relaxed and humble. How is that fair? All of the interracial scenarios seem a bit biased.
    In a previous episode, they had a black waiter harass a wm/bw couple sitting in a bar, BUT the waiter wasn’t aggressive at all; he was calm and preachy i.e. “what about the black race”-or something along those lines. Now, when they reversed it and had the two black female customers harass the bm/ww couple; the women were rude and harsh i.e. “you couldn’t find a good black women”.,etc. The patrons chastised the women and called them jealous. During the discussion,someone even said the women were upset because he wasn’t with them, which clearly suggest that the women were jealous of the white woman and therefore reinforces the lies that black women are angry/bitter/jealous. I think this episode was below par and the episode I mentioned was tasteless.

    • Frank / Oct 28 2012 11:28 pm

      Why wasn’t there any concern that the white father was questioned like he was a pervert. possible kidnapper. People saying that they were concerned that the girl was ok. But the black man –oh that is his daughter don’t question that. You have got to be kidding me. If it was the other way around everyone who questioned the girls saftey with the black man would have been called racist. WAKE UP

  4. Ruthlyn Oliver / Jul 27 2011 7:54 am

    WHAT?! Lol That child is CLEARLY biracial! Do white people have no sense of what biracial people look like?

    • Frank / Dec 7 2012 10:22 am

      Yea that;s right we have no sense. This is clearly a bias show and as a white man I take offense to such a degrading portrayal of a white man. I never watch the show after that and never will.

  5. Ruthlyn Oliver / Jul 27 2011 7:57 am

    awww the little white girl was sweet! (and probably a better actress)

  6. Mark / Dec 6 2012 11:26 pm

    I was wondering if I was the only one that noticed the bias with this episode. As a white father with a black daughter I’m concerned if this is how people really see us. Why were the actors instructed to act differently? One calm the other agitated? I’m pissed at the way things are in the US regarding race; thanks tea party/republicans, but how does this episode help a man like me? I feel like just because I’m white I’m seen as evil and angry. Personally I think the director and ABC should be ashamed of themselves for their blatant false portrayal of white fathers with black daughters.

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