A ‘Racist’ Coca-Cola Christmas Ad in Mexico Disappears From YouTube

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A ‘Racist’ Coca-Cola Christmas Ad in Mexico Disappears From YouTube

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A ‘Racist’ Coca-Cola Christmas Ad in Mexico Disappears From YouTube

By Nathaniel Janowitz

December 2, 2015 | 10:00 pm

Indigenous rights and consumer rights activists are demanding sanctions against Coca-Cola Mexico for an advertisement in which a group of pale-skinned and obviously affluent young people roll into an indigenous town to build a Christmas tree for wide-eyed locals.

“This type of publicity is an act of discrimination and racism,” indigenous lawyer Elvira Pablo told a press conference in Mexico City on Wednesday. “It is a comment on our type of life and an attempt to put a culture of consumerism in it’s place.”

Pablo and the other activists called on Mexico’s governmental anti-discrimination commission to open a case against the ad. “The ad,” a statement said, “reproduces and reinforces stereotypes of indigenous people as culturally and racially subordinate.”…

https://news.vice.com/article/a-racist-coca-cola-christmas-ad-in-mexico-disappears-from-youtube?utm_source=vicenewsemail

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