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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…

June 18, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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…

May 7, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

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…

March 24, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

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…

January 23, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

Racist Tweet About Lottery Winner Quickly Deleted From Atlanta Newspaper's Feed '40 acres and a whole lotta mules'

The past few years have seen many a regrettable tweet from supposedly professional companies, but this one just might be the most cringe-worthy of them all. This morning, the Atlanta…

October 23, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

Deen Done on Food Network Channel dumps butter-loving celebrity cook amid controversy over racist comments

Like so many of her ingredients, Food Network host Paula Deen has been canned. The celebrity chef's admission that she uses ethnic slurs in a deposition obtained by The National Enquirer…

June 21, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

Cheerios' Interracial Ad Spiked Its Online Branding by 77% Rotten apples didn't spoil spot

Ridiculous attacks by fringe crazies can be a big blessing for a politician when he or she is the target of such vitriol—and it appears the same is true in…

June 7, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Fiasco Shows Brands Desperately Want Street Cred PepsiCo soda, Adidas and Ford execute 'edgy' poorly

Mountain Dew's problems with cultural sensitivity this week culminated with the pulling of its "Felicia the Goat" spot today, after suffering similar marketing damage when the family of Emmett Till…

May 1, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Pulls 'Arguably Most Racist Commercial in History' Video sparked outrage in recent days

PepsiCo says it's pulling an outrageous Mountain Dew commercial that has offended online viewers in recent days due to sensitivities in terms of racism and violence toward women. The 60-second…

May 1, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

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