Re: race in commercials

Elaine Hills (ehills@SOLEIL.ACOMP.USF.EDU)
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 17:12:55 -0500

Most of the racist remarks, or opposing views (to put it a little more
lightly) that I have been exposed to regarding the ads and such we have
been discussing are that "mixed" children will feel separated from
others, or made fun of. You'll hear white separatists oppose such ads
because of what they term themselves, separatists. I think it's all
pretty crazy and out of hand...seeing how we are all ONE species!


On Wed, 7 Dec 1994, vivian avenstrup wrote:

> >Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 14:36:50 +0100
> >To:anthro-list
> > (vivian avenstrup)
> >Subject:race in commercials
> >
> >Way to go, South-Africa! (:-)
> >I recall a Benetton ad a few years ago, where a white woman was breastfeeding
> >a black child (I think I got the colours the right way round...). - beautiful
> >photo - I don't remember exactly _what_ the reactions were, but I believe
> >there were many negative ones. I have a hard time understanding what the
> >problem is, of those who are *opposed to* such images. - some (strange, to me)
> >idea of "impurity", "pollution", or???
> >Anyone?
> >
> >