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(WTOP)   Supermarket runs ad to welcome back students to majority-black Howard University. Fark: Using a stock photo of a white woman   (wtop.com) divider line 113
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2014-01-14 04:50:07 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-14 04:51:49 PM  
I know a white girl who is attending that school. Maybe they were using directed advertising.
 
2014-01-14 04:53:33 PM  
It is a good new supermarket, though. To the point that I'm probably heading over there in about 20 minutes.
 
2014-01-14 05:10:11 PM  
so that's where they at
 
2014-01-14 08:33:15 PM  
 "We wish all Howard University students a successful semester."

you mean Attractive and successful semester.

You people....
 
2014-01-14 09:23:46 PM  
They said Howard, I thought Ron.  Easy mistake to make.
 
2014-01-14 09:26:29 PM  
"A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University students from winter break has rankled the Howard community because the ad pictured a young, white female. The vast majority of students at Howard, a historically black university, are African-American."

So it's ok to get upset about minorities in ads now?
 
2014-01-14 09:27:29 PM  
A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University

Well? How big was it?
 
2014-01-14 09:28:58 PM  

jaylectricity: A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University

Well? How big was it?


Well, it's a "historically black university" sooooooo........
 
2014-01-14 09:39:10 PM  

doyner: jaylectricity: A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University

Well? How big was it?

Well, it's a "historically black university" sooooooo........


Talk about geurilla marketing!
 
2014-01-14 09:44:28 PM  
That's easy enough to fix.

i.telegraph.co.uk

static.neatorama.com

i42.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-14 10:41:53 PM  

Blues_X: I know a white girl who is attending that school.


Do you know any redskins?
 
2014-01-14 11:24:59 PM  
So should the kids over at Georgetown be upset if the Giant in that neighborhood runs an ad featuring a black chick?  This is ridiculous.
 
2014-01-15 12:08:52 AM  
You just know that Giant thought they would be seen as racist by using a black person. They thought they were doing the right thing and it blew up in their face.
 
2014-01-15 12:27:45 AM  

jaylectricity: You just know that Giant thought they would be seen as racist by using a black person. They thought they were doing the right thing and it blew up in their face.


You know who else had a giant black thing blow up in her face?
 
2014-01-15 12:32:44 AM  
Maybe they were using the white girl as bait for the majority of students?
 
2014-01-15 12:33:12 AM  
I have a non-black friend who graduated from Howard.

/he was white...Hispanic white....
 
2014-01-15 12:33:37 AM  
Don't we all want to know where the white women be at?
 
2014-01-15 12:33:51 AM  
A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University students from winter break has rankled the Howard community because the ad pictured a young, black female. The vast majority of students at Howard, a historically white university, are Caucasian-American.
^Racist

A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University students from winter break has rankled the Howard community because the ad pictured a young, white female. The vast majority of students at Howard, a historically black university, are African-American.
^Not Racist
 
2014-01-15 12:35:39 AM  
A Giant grocery store ad welcoming back Howard University students from winter break has rankled the Howard community because the ad pictured a young, white female. The vast  majority of students at Howard, a historically black university, are African-American.

What exactly does "rankled" mean?

Because based on the tweets below it seemed the two students were pretty much amused at the ad agency's mistake as opposed to upset or angry.
 
2014-01-15 12:35:55 AM  
They're upset because the student was the wrong color? It's an advertisement, it's not meant to reflect you it's meant to sucker you to buy their shiat.

Why the hell would anyone be upset over that?
 
2014-01-15 12:37:46 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: They're upset because the student was the wrong color? It's an advertisement, it's not meant to reflect you it's meant to sucker you to buy their shiat.

Why the hell would anyone be upset over that?


Because OUTRAGE.
 
2014-01-15 12:38:05 AM  
In reparations for their offense, Giant will allow Howard students a 3/5ths discount storewide.
 
2014-01-15 12:39:46 AM  
I am the whitey-est of white chicks, and I actually got my first teaching job because I was considered -- I kid you not -- a "minority applicant"... because the school system I was applying to teach in was over 90% black.

So maybe this advertisement is targeting the minority members of Howard's student body. They need love too.  ;-)
 
2014-01-15 12:39:53 AM  
Maybe the ad was showing her as one of the things you could pick up at Giant
 
2014-01-15 12:40:23 AM  
Jesus, this is a horrible faux outrage story.

Even the black folks couldn't stop laughing long enough to summon some outrage.

But good job WTOP, some minimum wage staffer gets to keep his job.
 
TSD [TotalFark]
2014-01-15 12:41:44 AM  
Rape in Aisle 11....Rape in Aisle 11
 
2014-01-15 12:42:11 AM  

vudukungfu: "We wish all Howard University students a successful semester."

you mean Attractive and successful semester.

You people....



images.encyclopediadramatica.es
 
2014-01-15 12:42:54 AM  
On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier. For an upscale chain like Giant, these are impressions they want to give through their advertising.
 
2014-01-15 12:47:16 AM  
I'm not seeing the problem here.  Nothing says targeted advertising needs to represent the majority population.
 
2014-01-15 12:47:30 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-01-15 12:51:30 AM  
Ad people tend to have room temperatur IQs. Someone with a 105 IQ said "lets make an ad welcoming students to this new location" and no one thought to check out the school.
 
2014-01-15 12:51:58 AM  
Supermarket runs ad to welcome back people to Howard University, using a stock photo of a person.
We're never going to get beyond this stupid shiat until we stop making distinctions all the time.
 
2014-01-15 12:52:11 AM  
White chick photoshopped in.
 
2014-01-15 12:53:05 AM  

northguineahills: I have a non-black friend who graduated from Howard.

/he was white...Hispanic white....


George Zimmerman?
 
2014-01-15 12:55:17 AM  
Here is a popular ice cream from Colombia, my other country and no one has a problem with it. It even covers gingers.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-15 12:56:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier to racists.


FTFY.
 
2014-01-15 12:57:50 AM  
I too hate honkies
 
2014-01-15 12:59:38 AM  
For all we know the girl could be mixed race half black/half white.

Guess which one of these people are mixed race and have one black parent.

 hairstyles.thehairstyler.com
www-deadline-com.vimg.net


//Trick question, it is both of them
 
2014-01-15 01:00:08 AM  

LordJiro: AverageAmericanGuy: On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier to racists.

FTFY.


Babies seem to prefer white people as well. Maybe they are racist too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/racist-babies-nine-month-ol ds -bias-faces_n_1477937.html
 
2014-01-15 01:04:51 AM  
vudukungfu: 

You people....

WHATCHU MEAN "YOU PEOPLE?"
 
2014-01-15 01:05:22 AM  

wildcardjack: Ad people tend to have room temperatur IQs. Someone with a 105 IQ said "lets make an ad welcoming students to this new location" and no one thought to check out the school.


So kohl's, Macy's, jc penny's, etc should check with my living area and see it's over 90% white, and adjust ads?

this is outrage for the sake of outrage. Nobody should've cared.
 
2014-01-15 01:05:26 AM  
Detecting click bait.
 
2014-01-15 01:06:24 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: LordJiro: AverageAmericanGuy: On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier to racists.

FTFY.

Babies seem to prefer white people as well. Maybe they are racist too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/racist-babies-nine-month-ol ds -bias-faces_n_1477937.html


AverageAmericanGuy: LordJiro: AverageAmericanGuy: On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier to racists.

FTFY.

Babies seem to prefer white people as well. Maybe they are racist too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/racist-babies-nine-month-ol ds -bias-faces_n_1477937.html


My dog too. That biatch.
 
2014-01-15 01:07:01 AM  
Whoops. Double quote.
 
2014-01-15 01:07:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: LordJiro: AverageAmericanGuy: On the real, though, white people are used in advertising because they give the impression of being friendlier and wealthier to racists.

FTFY.

Babies seem to prefer white people as well. Maybe they are racist too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/racist-babies-nine-month-ol ds -bias-faces_n_1477937.html


No, babies prefer faces that are of their own ethnicity. That's all the research showed, and it isnt even anything new.
 
2014-01-15 01:07:09 AM  

dkulprit: wildcardjack: Ad people tend to have room temperatur IQs. Someone with a 105 IQ said "lets make an ad welcoming students to this new location" and no one thought to check out the school.

So kohl's, Macy's, jc penny's, etc should check with my living area and see it's over 90% white, and adjust ads?

this is outrage for the sake of outrage. Nobody should've cared.


^continuation

if there is even outrage. It appears to be more amusement that they failed to market properly than actual outrage.
 
2014-01-15 01:12:38 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-15 01:14:03 AM  

theflatline: Here is a popular ice cream from Colombia, my other country and no one has a problem with it. It even covers gingers.

[i.imgur.com image 612x534]


Am I wrong that I found it funny the "Brownie" is the cheapest but was slightly outraged the redhead wasn't the most expensive?
 
2014-01-15 01:16:47 AM  

theflatline: Here is a popular ice cream from Colombia, my other country and no one has a problem with it. It even covers gingers.

[i.imgur.com image 612x534]


But, do they have a problem with the fact that "Brownie" is the least expensive and "Vanilla" is the most expensive? 'Cuz that's racist as shiat.
 
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