There’s a new commercial for the United States Census, and it has Black women all over social media upset.
In this new census commercial, a Black woman is forced to walk home from the bus stop alone (a mile) every night because her husband has to stay home to wash dishes and tuck their son in bed.
The husband completes the census, in the commercial, saying that he hopes their community can get more funding which could lead to a closer bus stop for his wife.
The commercial is sparking a conversation – over whether the husband should find a way to pick up his wife from the bus stop after work.
Here are some of the responses, from black women on twitter:
I’m bothered by both that she’s the breadwinner and she’s walking home alone at night
black men, what you gone do about this depiction? is THIS not emasculating?
A closer bus stop? How about providing transportation for the family so your wife is not walking home alone in the dark?
I don’t know why I got newly released inmate from this commercial….can’t walk home with her from the bus stop because he’s on house arrest