Was that a reference to race, and if so…. does that make the response — a crazy viral ad — not racist?
My short answer would be, yeah, and yeah.
My longer answers would be to the first part, that the quote was a reference to race, I would ask anyone, how could it be construed otherwise? That you need one race of people to speak to that same race of people? I mean, it’s not like people can learn to speak jive or nuthin…
As to the second part, the response? Yes, there are racially-charged themes. That would be the point of the ad, a parody of what happened with the penal system under Janice Hahn’s watch.