Do Our Inner-City Students Have Enough Safe Spaces To Connect With Brands?

This country suffers from terrible systemic inequality. Low-income neighborhoods continuously fall by the wayside, and whole swaths of society are simply ignored every single day. While many view education as a way to overcome these obstacles, it seems it’s time to ask the question many Read More …

Diversity Win: Necco Wafers Has Promised To Cast A Person Of Color The Next Time It Makes A Commercial

Well, this is awesome. While some corporations are still dragging their heels about featuring diversity in their advertising, others are boldly facing forwardand making a statement in the process. And leading the pack is Necco Wafers, which just pledged to feature a person of color Read More …

A brief history of color photography reveals an obvious but unsettling reality about human bias.

In the 1970s, Kodak got called out by some furniture companies because their film wasn’t working right. Light-grained or dark-grained wood tones, in photographs developed from Kodak film, all looked basically the same, which sucked when it came to advertising. “WTF? This is not what Read More …

This offensive photo sparked a whole lot of love for the boy who deserved better.

Gerod Roth posted a photo of himself with a coworker’s child last month. And while it might not be immediately obvious why this was such a mistake, well … let me tell you. #HisNameIsCayden Racist White People Mock Black Child on Facebook http://t.co/y7IriGlK3f pic.twitter.com/D3q8YPyQvS Dr. Read More …

That One Time A Company Ignored The Racist Haters And Proceeded With Another 'Shocking' Commercial

A while ago, Cheerios aired a regular commercial featuring regular parents and a regular (although very cute) little girl. But wow, did that ordinary ad bring out the ugly in a lot of people. Cheerios had to disable the comments to stop the racist hate Read More …

Some Smart People Were Asked Why Race Still Matters. Here Are Their 1-Sentence Answers.

“Facing” race (acknowledging it, what it means, and how it affects us and everything around us) can be hard. This video is advertising a dope conference that wants to make it easier, but trust me: You can start right where you are. And here are Read More …

A Hilarious Stand-Up Routine About How Commercials For Black People Actually Sound

If you’re unsure whether the newest cast member of “SNL” is funny, take a look at this clip. She so succinctly highlights what is so wrong with this kind of targeted advertising, and in such a hilarious way. Share this (if you think this is Read More …

What Color Is Naked?

The word “nude,” in the beauty and fashion industry, has often been used to describe a pale beige color. Which is great … if you happen to have skin that color. Fortunately for those of us who aren’t pale beige, and love to rock a Read More …

Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing

“The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive.” View this image › Julie Dillon / BuzzFeed “Cuando el EZLN logre lo que busca, entonces ya no será necesario el EZLN, por eso Read More …

Has Advertising Gotten Less Racist Or Just More Subtle?

It seems like advertisements try to sell products by any means necessary. Many advertisements think about their target consumers as actual people, but this is what happens when an ad tries to target a stereotype.