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    (Original post by alevelshmaylevel92)
    maybe its just me, but i've seen a collection of the new H&M adverts on billboards, Bus stops and buses, the feeling i get from looking at them is "stick to your own kind". Theres probably about 6 different images, each has two people on it. 1 has two oriental girls, 1 has two black men, 1 has 2 white girls, and i think i saw another with two black girls on it, i mean ofcourse they are all beautiful, modeling nice clothes n all, but why are two people of the same ethnicity grouped together like that? is H&M telling us to stick to our own kind? what do u guys think.
    hahaha.... I have to say that alot of adverts do this, not racist I would say, but segregating!
    Just something I found amusing, decided I would share, when loading up my picture for my uni-card, they gave examples of what was acceptable and what wasnt, only the 4 people they used were an african girl, an asian boy, a woman in a head scarf and a ginger boy...
    I can pull off looking 'white' so when my picture came up next to theirs and the system asked me if there were any diffferences, it did rather strike me that my face was the only one not considered a 'minority'...

    but thats not uni-racism, just an interesting choice of examples! :P
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    Finally we have some racism hints. I've never been much good at it, but now there's help available I'll probably get much better.
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    (Original post by Shuvel)
    I actually get annoyed when you look at PR shoots and you see the deliberate token ethnic minority whos obviously there to try and make them seem multicultural, like you'll have a table of students / staff and they'll all be smiling, and just through pure coincidence one of every ethnic group will be sat around the table...I just find it more patronising and racist in itself that they have to actually think about it.
    This. I feel the same..
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    (Original post by Ikidyounot.)
    I'd say it happens all over the media, not just these HM adverts.

    People employed in 'the media' tend to stick to stereotypes, because it sells. Why does it sell? Because in reality, in everyday life, people prefer to believe in stereotypes and 'stick to their own kind'. I mean all you have to do is cast you eye over the comments made, 'people tend to hang out with their own ethnicity' to see that people prefer stereotypes.

    For everyone who has told the alevelshmaylevel92 to stop being so analytical, you should realise than anyone who is in a so called 'minority group', but does not fit into a stereotype, gets really, really, bored and fed up with the media pandering to prejudices and stereotypes. Cue goths, black people and girls to nod in agreement.



    What a fail, actually responding to this thread like it deserves serious discussion
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    How did you even notice this? And who actually cares?
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    (Original post by alevelshmaylevel92)
    maybe its just me, but i've seen a collection of the new H&M adverts on billboards, Bus stops and buses, the feeling i get from looking at them is "stick to your own kind". Theres probably about 6 different images, each has two people on it. 1 has two oriental girls, 1 has two black men, 1 has 2 white girls, and i think i saw another with two black girls on it, i mean ofcourse they are all beautiful, modeling nice clothes n all, but why are two people of the same ethnicity grouped together like that? is H&M telling us to stick to our own kind? what do u guys think.
    I agree, H&M should go back to Africa.
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    (Original post by Shuvel)
    I actually get annoyed when you look at PR shoots and you see the deliberate token ethnic minority whos obviously there to try and make them seem multicultural, like you'll have a table of students / staff and they'll all be smiling, and just through pure coincidence one of every ethnic group will be sat around the table...I just find it more patronising and racist in itself that they have to actually think about it.
    Yeah, it annoys me as well.

    Universities and huge companies do it a lot.
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    (Original post by tieyourmotherdown)
    i think the compare the market/meerkat advert is clearly doing the same thing. I mean all the meerkats only socialise with meerkats, and there's no other species in the adverts i mean what is that saying? Are they suggesting that meerkats can only socialise with other meerkats? What about otters, or beavers? This is discrimination of the worst sort, and totally ... Species-ist (?) :rolleyes:
    hahahahahhaha. Brilliant.
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    It's a ****ing advert. I only look at the clothes, the models are just clothes horses!
 
 
 
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