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Topic: Race

Ad of the Day: People of Color Finally Get White Privilege on Demand With White Squad

MTV tackles race in an entertaining and pointed campaign

Thought provoking, exceptionally well executed and controversial, MTV's satirical "White Squad" is one of the best social-issues campaigns in recent memory. Part of the cable network's broader "Look Different" anti-prejudice initiative,…

Dunkin' Donuts Apologizes for Blackface Ad, but Not Everyone Is Sorry

'What's the big fuss?' asks the franchisee

Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand has just seen a 50 percent bump in sales on the heels of a new print, TV and Facebook ad campaign, and the CEO of the…

Why Cries of Racism Won't Sink Volkswagen's Super Bowl Ad

Deutsch spot still likely to air

For Volkswagen, one of the most celebrated Super Bowl advertisers of recent years, it's been a tough 24 hours. After the company released its 2013 Super Bowl spot (posted below)…

'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' Slammed for 'Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier' Ads

But U.K. show's campaign escapes censure

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, which has killed advertisements based on single complaints in the past, gave a pass to Channel 4's "Bigger Fatter Gypsier" campaign for the TV program Big…

Student Ads Take Aim at Racist Halloween Costumes

'This is not who I am, and this is not okay'

Inappropriate Halloween costumes are par for the course these days. But one student group has created posters protesting costumes that play off racial and ethnic stereotypes, such as Mexican banditos…

Is Harmony Korine's New Fashion Ad Crazy Offensive, or Just Crazy?

Proenza Schouler spot has Native American theme

Some people are on the warpath about Harmony Korine's new branded short film "Snowballs," backing Native American-inspired fall clothing from fashion line Proenza Schouler. Adjectives used to describe the clip…

Nivea Apologizes for Wanting to 'Re-Civilize' Black Man

Draftfcb ad ran once, won't run again

Oh, those uncivilized black people—when will they get with the program? Perhaps they should try Nivea's grooming products! That's the message of the "Re-Civilize Yourself" Nivea ad above, as a…

Clippers mistime ad for Black History Month

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being taken to the woodshed for celebrating Black History Month during the team's home game tonight against Houston Rockets. February is Black History…

This year's most offensive MLK Day sale ad

Where do you start with this one? A surf shop in Laguna Beach, Calif., is in trouble for this sale ad celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this week.…

Utah hates Jared Hess's Utah State Fair ads

Utah thought it wanted Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess to create its advertising for the Utah State Fair—until it saw the finished product. Two TV spots showing actor Markus T.…

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