media & communication
Dunkin' Donuts apologises for blackface ad
Offensive: A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw the "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand, which is reminiscent of 19th and early 20th century American stereotypes for black people that are now considered offensive symbols of a racist era.
Soul Thieves: The Appropriation & Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture by Baruti N. Kopano; historical documentation of the misappropriation of black popular culture. Perhaps the most daring charge is that most African American cultural creations have inherent potential to be healing agents. While many whites acknowledge these potential curative inclinations, they exploit the art for commercial purposes to maintain, expand white ruling class hegemony over black & white masses.