Topic: Race

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…

August 7, 2009, 8:34 AM EDT

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…

July 23, 2009, 7:47 AM EDT

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…

June 9, 2009, 1:26 PM EDT

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…

April 29, 2009, 9:07 AM EDT