America the Beautiful

I don’t often shill for multi-billion dollar corporations, but the past few weeks have got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite commercials. It’s the now-famous ad for Coca-Cola that features “America the Beautiful” being sung in multiple languages. The commercial irked a surprising number of people when it first aired during the Super Bowl in 2014, and it once again stirred controversy when it was re-broadcast during the Rio Olympics this past summer. For what it’s worth, I find the commercial downright beautiful. It’s a powerful reminder that every single person who has ever stepped foot in America is either an immigrant or descended from an immigrant. You can form your own opinion by clicking on the video below.