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Microsoft apologises for racism
India Times ^ | August 26, 2009 | AP

Posted on 08/26/2009 11:56:20 AM PDT by SolidWood

LOS ANGELES: Software giant Microsoft Corp is apologising for altering a photo on its website to change the race of one of the people shown in t he picture.

A photo on the Seattle-based company's US website shows two men, one Asian and one black, and a white woman seated at a conference room table.

(Excerpt) Read more at infotech.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakephotos; fauxtography; marketing; microsoft; photoshop; poland; racism

1 posted on 08/26/2009 11:56:21 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

They should have said they were honoring Michael Jackson


2 posted on 08/26/2009 11:58:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SolidWood

And what has Microsoft done that the Obamaloon administration has not?

Microsoft’s problems stem from the fact that their software is of Yugo quality.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 11:58:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SolidWood
But on the website of Microsoft's Polish business unit, the black man's head has been replaced with that of a white man. The colour of his hand remains unchanged.

Did they think nobody would notice?

4 posted on 08/26/2009 11:59:01 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: SolidWood
This Morning's story at least included the offending picture:

5 posted on 08/26/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SolidWood
So was he made Polish in the revised photo for that market?

Why didn't they have had a Pole included in the original grouping?

6 posted on 08/26/2009 11:59:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: SolidWood
But on the website of Microsoft's Polish business unit, the black man's head has been replaced with that of a white man. The colour of his hand remains unchanged.

DUH!

Are the native Polish that much averse to black people anyhow?

7 posted on 08/26/2009 12:00:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: SolidWood
It's called "marketing" and "demographics".

If the Poles marketed a product here, and Photoshopped a black guy's head onto Polish man's body, would there be outrage?

8 posted on 08/26/2009 12:01:07 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: rawhide

Just forgot to Photoshop the hand.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 12:01:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: SolidWood

10 posted on 08/26/2009 12:02:15 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: FlyVet

I think black people would be incensed at the “mulatto” body.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 12:02:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: SolidWood

They need to apologize for the piss-poor photoshop work...


12 posted on 08/26/2009 12:06:11 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

No one at MS has photoshop. They have to use MS Paint.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 12:09:42 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: TC Rider

Hahahahah...good one :)


14 posted on 08/26/2009 12:10:50 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: a fool in paradise

I dunno - why don’chu take a pole? ;0)


15 posted on 08/26/2009 12:12:51 PM PDT by PoolQue
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To: paulycy

LOL!


16 posted on 08/26/2009 12:12:54 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: SolidWood
Where is the outrage at Poland!?!

Obviously they do not meet the international quota requirement all modern Western liberal Societies should follow as it pertains to total numbers and percent of black folks in the total population.

I say we approach the African American leadership here and develop an outreach program to allow for immigration of some of their people to Poland so they may become “African Poles” and help set the balance right....

This should not be allowed to stand.

17 posted on 08/26/2009 12:14:43 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (There's something socialist in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? MITTBUSTERS!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Both men look like Monica Lewinsky is under that desk.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 12:17:42 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Cheney/Palin 2012!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Whats the fuss?

They both look like dweebs.


19 posted on 08/26/2009 12:18:37 PM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: paulycy

Zaphod Microsoft on Enzyte


20 posted on 08/26/2009 12:24:06 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: paulycy

21 posted on 08/26/2009 12:34:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: paulycy
Rosie Greer and Ray Milland in . . . The Thing With Two Heads!!!


22 posted on 08/26/2009 12:39:04 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: FlyVet
BINGO

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2277651/posts
City digitally adds black guy to Fun Guide cover to make it more ‘inclusive’
National Post- Canada ^ | Allison Hanes



23 posted on 08/26/2009 12:39:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Well now they have just gone too far!


24 posted on 08/26/2009 12:44:43 PM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SolidWood

The African-Polack community is outraged.


25 posted on 08/26/2009 12:46:51 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SolidWood

They may have to make that a regional setting so if you are in Poland you only see Polish looking people. If you are in hypersensitive US then all pictures will have to be multi-cultural.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 12:47:54 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: BJClinton

Well done.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 12:49:51 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I may not be John Galt or Jim Thompson, but I AM THE MOB!)
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To: paulycy

nice! He’d be so hip, he’d have two pelvises


28 posted on 08/26/2009 12:50:34 PM PDT by NativeSon
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To: rawhide

Nobody would have noticed... someone in the know said something.


29 posted on 08/26/2009 1:10:32 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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