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Penciled in has a post about one of Intel’s ads that seems to have a racist tone. The ad in question is this one.
It’s obviously showing runners at a starting line in a ready position. This obviously is trying to portray ’speed’ in the ad. What better than to portray that than with athlete runners? Penciledin.com also assumes they are ‘African American’ runners, but with the melting pot that is the USA, skin color no longer dictates where you are from.
I’m not trying to defend Intel for their stupidity, but I think this is a case of looking for a wrong where there is none. Was it stupid? Sure. Is it racist? I dont think so. Want to see an obvious case of bad (bordering racist) ad design?