Sheila Jackson Lee and the racial chip on her shoulder

It seems Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is upset about this  Pepsi Max Super Bowl ad:

Jackson Lee is upset that it is demeaning to African-American women:

“It was not humorous. It was demeaning — an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.”

Jackson Lee said she has a sense of humor and believes in the First Amendment. She also said the Super Bowl is a great time for “fellowship” with family members.

“That is why I’m so disappointed with the Pepsi advertisement that showed a demeaning role for African American women, in an ad that showed a can being thrown and being utilized to wound someone else or hit someone else,” she said.

Seriously?  I thought that we were supposed to be in a post-racial era.  Why does the old-guard black leadership continue to have a racial chip on their shoulder? When you make everything about race, you show that you are living in the past while America is moving on without you.

I didn’t see this commercial and think to myself, “I am appalled that they had a black woman throw a soda can and hit a white woman,” as if it were some sort of black racism.  In fact, I didn’t read into this ad at all.  I simply saw this commercial and laughed because it was funny.  I hope you did, too.