Racism and the Media.

My bet is that some who see these images will argue that these are advertisements from the past thus mean nothing as racism back then was almost seen as a norm. Social class was the key to the functioning of society back then thus, those ‘different’ or referred to as the ‘others’ were below this scale or hierarchy. This is vividly evident from the ‘Van Heusen’  where the ‘foreigner’ is seen to appear in his traditional wear compared to the others in the advertisement thus depicting unprofessionalism and unfit for white-collar jobs in society. For argument sake I’m going to answer to the one who thinks this is not evident in today’s society.

Intel (2007)

Sony (2006)

SPANISH basketball team at BEIJING Olympics.

Beyoncé in Loreal advertisement.

Coloreria.

Volkswagen.

Black herbal toothpaste.

Jell-O.

Lucky Charms. (Racist against the Irish)

IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Many have argued that these issues are taken too sensitive. My reply to that is to read between lines, see below what is present before your eyes. To be fair, in some cases the intention was not to be racist but they construct and settings of the text in concern changes the interpretation of the text itself.

Depending on the culture or setting in concern, I do not think the ethnic minorities in society are the only victims, EVERYONE IS A VICTIM. Now-a-days, the use of the race card by ethnic students at large to get out of trouble is now being practiced even more. WE are all victims of this race distinction because of the certain stereotypes that society has instilled upon us. WE are all victims no matter the race, Asian, White, Black etc we are all victims of these racially divided construct in society. So i pose the question which has an obvious answer as far as I’m concerned, IS RACISM REALLY DEAD?

I intended to use pictures and videos to instill thoughts into the mind of my readers but I  couldn’t help but to write a paragraph.. or two. If you have any arguments, contributions or questions, please comment below.

AdeCarpeDiem.

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The loss of a VISIONARY.

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it,”  President Barack Obama.

Apple.

“For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honour. I will miss Steve immensely.”   Bill Gates.

“The digital age has lost its leading light, but Steve’s innovation and creativity will inspire dreamers and thinkers for generations”  Howard Stringer, Sony CEO.

“His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world,”   Chief executive officer Choi Gee-Sung.

“America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come”.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry”. Samsung.

“What he’s done for us as a culture, it resonates uniquely in every person,”  Cory Moll, employee at an Apple shop in San Francisco.

“The death of Steve Jobs recalls the grateful sadness felt when John Lennon and Joe Strummer died One dreaming man truly can change the world”  Tony Parson.

“RIP Steve Jobs. A truly great businessman. Inspiration to so many. A real Family man. He will be sorely missed”  Richard Branson.
“Steve Jobs, founder of Apple & the mastermind that revolutionised & redefined computing has died. His “Visionary legacy” will never die #RIP”  Peter Jones.

“America has lost its heroes, it was not until today that I lost mine: he was and will always be Steve Jobs”  Sean Parker.

“Very sad to hear about Steve Jobs. An innovator and trailblazer, whatever your tech tribe. Rest IP.” Simon Pegg

“I have a MacBook Pro, two iPods and an iPhone. Is my life more enhanced and more fun with them? A resounding yes! Sad to hear Steve Jobs has died.”  Dan Lobb.
“RIP Steve Jobs, your iPad got me through many boring benching sessions.” Mario Balotelli.

“If only God was more like Apple, and could bring him back as Steve Jobs 2S.”  David Baddiel.

Steve Jobs was undoubtedly one of the greatest minds our world had seen and I am happy I could experience his great works in my lifetime. RIP Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011.