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Topic: Race

Are Ranjit and Chad endearing or offensive?

Texas-based Metro PCS continues to roll out its "Tech and Talk with Ranjit and Chad" campaign, despite complaints that the ads are offensive to the Indian community. Bob Fant,…

Race relations a whole lot better in a hot tub

It's refreshing, after all this Sotomayor business, to see advertising from countries where mentioning race doesn't automatically beckon wingnuts. Above is a detail from this larger McCann-Lowe ad from…

New KGB ads turn to stereotypes and sex

Info-by-text service KGB has a new line of commercials that range from the arguably racist spot shown above to the sophomoric (“Melons”) to the just plain stupid (“Bet Your Skirt”). Moreover, I'm not…

Whitey braves downtown in liquor-store ads

Chicago-Lake Liquors in South Minneapolis has great prices on alcohol. The only problem is, it's located in "the hood," where you might actually run into some black people. What's a…

Furniture for black people and white people!

The people at Red House Furniture in High Point, N.C., care very deeply about race relations in this country, as their curious "Black and White Furniture" ad above illustrates. It…

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