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.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.