Avoiding the Blindingly Obvious

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This advertisement is something of an Internet legend at this point. Now, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Intel isn’t actually racist. But just look at the image and try to imagine it in any other context. There’s very little else that six black gentlemen bowing to a white person can evoke in most peoples’ minds. There is the obvious connection to speed, but even a single image of the sprinter — after all, the same guy has been Photoshopped in six times — would have been fine, especially by itself.

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