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

More ad-agency foolishness: Here’s American Airlines’ new commercial, featuring its new logo. The (only) woman is a waitress, the (only) Asian people are kitchen workers, the Latino kid is in a poor neighborhood, the Black guy is a football player (inexplicably standing on the field and daydreaming with his helmet off during a play!). But the wealthy homeowner with a pool and the businessperson White men, of course.

“Wonder of travel” More like, “I wonder what the diversity of the creative team and the diversity of the marketing department that approved this commercial was” And if you’ve had to fly on American lately, the real question is, “I wonder if the plane will take off within a day of when it’s supposed to” What baloney.

–Luke Visconti

Latest News

Achieving Your Goals With Capital One

Originally published at Capital One Financial ranked No. 28 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   Daniel knew he’d do whatever it took to make his dreams come true. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Daniel grew up facing a lot of obstacles, including…

Rep. Joyce Beatty

Rep. Joyce Beatty and Voting Rights Activists Arrested During Peaceful Protest in Senate Building

Protests continue across the nation’s capital in an effort to rein in racist anti-voter legislation taking place in states such as Texas, Florida, and Georgia. And now, those efforts have progressed to the level where elected officials are getting arrested for supporting every American citizen’s right to fairly and legally…

United States Capitol building

New Study Shows Historic Diversity and Inclusion Within Senate Democrats’ Staffing and Workforce

Elected and federally appointed officials aren’t the only ones making government more diverse and inclusive. A new government survey has revealed that more than 38% of people working on the Democratic side of the Senate also identify as non-Caucasian. CNN’s Daniella Diaz and Ali Zaslav have reported on the survey,…