Wednesday, June 28, 2017

13729: Tweeting Racist Rhetoric.

A MultiCultClassics visitor pointed at the Tweet depicted above, which really underscores how diverted diversity has interrupted and disrupted the true diversity discussion. To gasp, “Racism in advertising isn’t tolerated—why is sexism still ok?!” displays a disturbing level of cultural cluelessness. For starters, the instances of insensitive and ignorant portrayals of minorities in advertisements far outnumber the sexist imagery. Even today, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben are alive and well—with descendants carrying on the tradition. Plus, there’s another layer of tolerated racism in advertising when considering the unbelievable underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in campaigns. The racist trifecta is completed by the conscious and unconscious bias—exhibited by White admen and White adwomen—that keeps minorities, well, minorities in the industry. To tweet racism in advertising isn’t tolerated in order to protest a gender inequality that barely exists is deceptive, hypocritical and stupid.

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