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Furniture Fitting for Both Black and White (and Hispanic)

North Carolina Ad Engages in Racial Dialogue

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Red House Furniture in High Point, N.C. is trying an interesting approach to selling furniture--one that must be see to be believed. Without spoiling it for anyone, it imagines a world of racial harmony, where a couch can be "perfect for a black person or a white person."

It's certainly an interesting approach. According to this local Fox affiliate article, the spot was created by a North Carolina comedy duo--Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal--that specializes in creating viral videos. Indeed, the spot was intended as a parody of other local ads for furniture stores (and we all know how bad -- or spectacularly awesome -- those can be.)

Despite the ad being meant as humor and despite the fact its message is one of racial furniture harmony, I wonder if some will find it offensive.

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