By now you have heard about the stupid move Lowe’s made when they decided to pull their advertising from the TLC show “All-American Muslim.” The company thought it might would be wise to listen to some bigots who somehow convinced them that associating their brand with Muslims was a bad idea.
Well the bad idea was giving in to that silly bigotry. The response was not at all what Lowe’s expected. A great many people called the chain out for giving in to the worst stereotypes about Muslims. And we haven’t heard the end of it. I don’t think Lowe’s will reverse its decision, though I wish they would. But the most important thing to come out of this is that the message was sent to the original close-minded trouble-makers that though they thought Muslims were an easy target for their hate, they were wrong. A whole lot of people have stood up to say this show and the people in it are as much a part of the American fabric as anyone else.
It’s so nice to see America living up to its principles.