The Talk Argument

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In the advertisement, “The Talk”, Procter and Gamble's goal was to spark a conversation over this heavily heated topic and gain supporters due to their perspective. They do this by using the rhetorical mode of pathos to connect emotionally to all mothers.

One of the hardest things for most mothers, especially my own mother, is to see children being hurt either by physical or verbal violence. Procter and Gamble use this to their advantage by showing racism taken by children at different ages in life. This may lead not just African-American mothers but American mothers to be saddened by this advertisement and see how hard it can be for the African-American race. This, as explained by the spokesman for Procter and Gamble, is the company’s main
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With such things as police brutality and racism on the rise, African-American mothers may have believed that there was no hope. Their children were never going to live in a society where they were fully accepted. Just a month before the commercial came out, President Trump endorsed the idea of police brutality, “Like, don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody — don’t hit their head,” “I said, you can take the hand away, okay? When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over (The Washington Post?”)The idea that some of our society, especially the President Of The United States, still believes in this is a good reason for African-American mothers to be scared to death for their children. This is why the Talk is supposedly so common. P and G also spoke out saying that this is not an unusual occurrence in our world, “It’s unfortunate that in the current environment everything becomes politicized, because the talk between a mother and daughter isn’t politicized at all; it is just reality. It would be great if we lived in a society where we didn’t need the talk (The Washington Post.”) No, not everyone is going to be stereotypical towards African-Americans but just the fact that there are still people out there in American society who have racist beliefs must be very frightening to the parents of African-American children. Even though
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