It’s Just An Ad

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  1. I completely agree with your statements! I think too often advertisements play to our emotions and their designers fail to recognize the negative implications of these ads, or maybe they simply do not care. Advertisements such as the one above grossly misrepresent an entire continent and laypeople typically do not care enough to do further research and educate themselves. Why is a person of colour used? Is it supposed to imply that 1) there are no white people in Africa and 2) that only the coloured are poor? These advertisements are intended to inspire us to help the less fortunate but their designers fail to realize that they are only contributing to further discrimination and widening the gap between the West and Africa.


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