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Topic: racism

Old Navy Is Proud of This Family Photo Despite the Weekend Backlash From Racist Trolls

Retailer shrugs off haters

It's been almost three years since the infamous racist backlash to the Cheerios commercial with the interracial family, and brands are still getting heat when they broadcast images of diversity.…

Why Advertising Has the Power to Advance How We Talk About Race in America

But the industry has much work to do

Ad industry players believe that agencies need to make safe spaces for serious discussions about race and racism within their organizations—outside of diversity training—where employees feel they can address harmful…

Thai Brand Apologizes for Blackface Ad That Said 'You Just Need to Be White to Win'

Skin-whitening spot is pulled

A Thai company has apologized for producing an ad for a skin-whitening product that featured a woman in blackface and suggested people with dark skin are losers. The company, Seoul Secret,…

People Who Post Racist Tweets Are Suddenly Seeing Them on Billboards Near Their Homes

Brazilian campaign takes shaming to new heights

Here's a pretty intense outdoor campaign running in Brazil, where a civil rights group called Criola is finding racist tweets online, using geotagging data to determine the location of the…

Diet Racism: The Official Drink of Brands That Just Don't Get It

Do not buy for your social media manager

The official drink of the Washington Redskins … and Dave & Buster's? College Humor created this fake ad a little while back for Diet Racism—the drink that has all the sweet…

Well-Crafted PSA Shows How Subtle Racism Makes People 'Feel Like Crap'

Made for Australia, but with a universal message

Racism doesn't just manifest in overt statements and gestures. It can also take shape in more subtle ways—and still have devastating effects. A powerful new spot from Australian public mental health…

The Redskins Have Been Stripped of Their Trademarks [Updated]

Team will appeal its right to seize your homemade jerseys

Update: That's it for the name "Washington Redskins," at least as far as legally protected trademark status goes. The appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has stripped…

Germans Fight Neo-Nazis by Liking Their Facebook Page and Flooding It With Love

This didn't go over very well

Sadly, there's still a Nazi presence in Germany. Recently, an organization named Laut Gegen Nazis, or Loud Against Nazis, decided to combat the hate with lots of love—or rather, lots…

These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren't as Evil as They Seem

A new spin on stereotypes and wage gaps

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people?  Well, no, but the arguments in favor of such a wage gap are somewhat entertaining in…

Critics Say Japanese Airline Ad Is Racist Against Westerners

Blond wig and fake nose will be edited out

After being called racist for portraying Westerners as big-nosed blond men who aren't afraid of hugs, Japan's All Nippon Airways has promised to edit the offending scene out of its…

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