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Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: ‘I’m Not a Victim’

Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: ‘I’m Not a Victim’

Lola Ogunyemi claims the full commercial’s message was distorted, but the clip that went viral represents a culture that continues to promote light skin as the most desirable.

Washington Metro Sued by Diverse Groups over Issue-Oriented Ad Ban

Washington Metro Sued by Diverse Groups over Issue-Oriented Ad Ban

The 26-page suit alleges that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority violated plaintiffs’ rights by rejecting their ads.

Saatchi, Kevin Roberts

‘Women don’t aspire to be leaders’ says Saatchi Chairman

Saatchi & Saatchi Executive Chairman Kevin Roberts resigns after sexist statements.

Gustavo Martinez, JWT

‘Sexist’ and ‘Racist’ JWT CEO Resigns Amid Lawsuit

Gustavo Martinez stepped down after allegations of referring to Black people as "monkey" and "apes," and jokes about rape.

JCPenney Mannequins

JCPenney Unveils Mannequins With Wheelchair, Prostheses

The retailer is highlighting shoppers of “all shapes, sizes and styles” with five mannequins—modeled after real people—at its Manhattan store.

Ask the White Guy: Mourning Diversity

What is driving the resistance to “diversity” among middle-aged, midlevel majority executives?

Julie Boonstra Affordable Care Act Ad Koch Brothers

‘Unaffordable’ Obamacare Plan Could Save Woman More Than $7,600

What prompted Michigan leukemia patient Julie Boonstra to speak out against the Affordable Care Act in an ad paid for by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, when she's actually going to save thousands of dollars?

Coke Super Bowl Commercial

Coke Ad Features Gay Couple

What was the reaction to the first Super Bowl ad to include an LGBT family?

Giant circular

A ‘Giant’ Fail

How did the supermarket screw up in its attempt to reach out to Howard University students?

Is Volkswagen's new ad racist? Voices in Blackface?

Video: Is the VW Super Bowl Ad ‘Blackface With Voices’?

Nondiverse marketing and ad agency come up with an ad featuring an inanely happy white guy with a Jamaican accent. Is it offensive?

Our Baloney Meterspotlights absurd and hypocritical actions

Asians, Chop Those Vegetables! Women, Serve Those Men! The Baloney Meter Returns!

American Airlines rebranding attempt is a throwback to 1960s era stereotypes. Remember the "Baloney Meter"? It's back.

Purposely Inaccurate Billboards Terrorize Poor Blacks & Latinos

This swing state’s politicians have a new way to suppress voter rights.

Aston Kutcher Appears Brown Face in Popchips Ad

3 Ways to Avoid Racist Ads Like Ashton Kutcher’s for Popchips

Diversity management is the key to preventing multicultural missteps like this week’s fiasco—a video of Ashton Kutcher in “brown face” portraying an Indian as part of an ad campaign to sell Popchips.

Lowe's Storefront

Lowe’s Muslim Publicity Gaffe Serves as Case Study of What Not to Do

Lowe’s publicity nightmare continues after being the only major advertiser to pull its advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” reality show.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Should I Quit? My Boss Wants to Exclude Blacks From Ads

If the president of your company told you not to include African Americans in advertising, would you quit? Here's what the White Guy advises.