Friday, May 21, 2010
Africa: In the Valley of White Dolls
One partial solution? It will take one or two more generations, but eventually America's black upper and middle classes are going to wield the kind of disposable income that will force all corporations--not just urban marketers trying to sell sneakers to inner city kids, but corporations with billion dollar ad budgets--to revamp their marketing and advertising strategies. Considering ads and all forms of marketing, in one iteration or another, make up a considerable portion of the visual information we receive about ourselves daily, a marketing landscape responding to black economic muscle will have a whole lot of positive things to tel kids about blackness.
Black Danish kids choose the white doll too: