'Be Heard'

I had a mixed reaction to this ad--not that it much matters. I generally have a visceral disdain for celebrities in these sorts of spots. I'm also always worried when I see a community being characterized by a series of negative stats, no matter the intent. But that's my issue as a black person.  All of that aside, I was glad to see Antonio Cromartie in here. I was also glad to see the ad connect the behavior of children with the society at large. I don't know what to make of Cindy McCain.


Again, this is one of those times where I'm more interested in what you guys have to say (along with Gabriel Arana,) then I am in my own thoughts.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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