In the 1994 movie DROP Squad, an underground militant organization spots Black Americans who have sold out, exploited or otherwise turned their backs on their race and then puts them through a rigorous D.R.O.P. (Deprogramming and Restoration of Pride). Every time I watch Bruford Jamison Jr. get dropped, I wonder who among us deserves to be plucked away and reprogrammed.
You see, Bruford got his because he worked for an ad agency that seemed to specialize in racist ads like the one above, selling chicken and liquor. While the DROP Squad tended more toward abuse than education, the idea is in the right place. If you could D.R.O.P. anyone, who would it be and why? I have a short list of people I’d like to see deprogrammed.