Mixed races in commercials vs % population

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Those with white, black and American Indian in their racial background make up 6% of the total mixed-race population, and white and Asian biracial adults account for an additional 4%.

Seems almost all the commercials have mixed races. Why? You would think advertisers would want to appeal to the population that has the most cash available for buying. Being inclusive in such a disproportional way doesn't make good business sense - it just seems to be a pander.
 
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Those with white, black and American Indian in their racial background make up 6% of the total mixed-race population, and white and Asian biracial adults account for an additional 4%.

Seems almost all the commercials have mixed races. Why? You would think advertisers would want to appeal to the population that has the most cash available for buying. Being inclusive in such a disproportional way doesn't make good business sense - it just seems to be a pander.
You've got to be joking.

You have to be - there's no way you don't get it.

You vote for it.
 

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I never voted for the contents of commercials. It just seems a bit like overkill with the inclusive stuff.

If you voted for Biden you sold your soul to this stuff. He said before the election that he would be the most progressive president in our history (as if "progressive" actually meant "progress"). This is probably the only truth Biden has uttered in two years.

"Inclusion" should mean that the makeup of entertainment and advertising is roughly in proportion to the makeup of the population. Clearly the Democratic Party is seizing the opportunity to drag us way over that line in an attempt to make themselves relevant whilst their policies are otherwise failing. It's all they have, meaningless virtue signaling.
 

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If you voted for Biden you sold your soul to this stuff. He said before the election that he would be the most progressive president in our history (as if "progressive" actually meant "progress"). This is probably the only truth Biden has uttered in two years.

"Inclusion" should mean that the makeup of entertainment and advertising is roughly in proportion to the makeup of the population. Clearly the Democratic Party is seizing the opportunity to drag us way over that line in an attempt to make themselves relevant whilst their policies are otherwise failing. It's all they have, meaningless virtue signaling.
Proportional representation is strictly a one way street for Dems. The "protected class" only wants proportional representation for high income jobs and cushy lifestyles. Its weird nobody seems to notice how male dominated the bricklaying industry is. Or how about the fact that 75% of battlefield deaths from our military are white males? I say middle class white males fight in battles until enough die(hit the proportional quota) and then we call in women, gays, and minorities. Let's be proportional all the way around. Frankly, its unfair that 55% of all crime is committed by blacks(13% of the population).
 

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Proportional representation is strictly a one way street for Dems. The "protected class" only wants proportional representation for high income jobs and cushy lifestyles. Its weird nobody seems to notice how male dominated the bricklaying industry is. Or how about the fact that 75% of battlefield deaths from our military are white males? I say middle class white males fight in battles until enough die(hit the proportional quota) and then we call in women, gays, and minorities. Let's be proportional all the way around. Frankly, its unfair that 55% of all crime is committed by blacks(13% of the population).

Imagine what would happen if white males were 13% of the population but committed 55% of all crime.

Imagine what would happen if there was a White Lives Matter movement across the country.

Democrats -- double standards galore.
 

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While intuitively the commercials seem “over diverse” relative to the general population, consider as well that advertisers appeal to where the consumers will be. Not just whether a group has relatively more money. But who is buying their product and what they watch. It is no accident certain products advertise on certain shows, and that certain types of ads are used.
 

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It's simple really. Companies don't want to get sued or called out for being "racist" by putting only white people in commercials.
 

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Those with white, black and American Indian in their racial background make up 6% of the total mixed-race population, and white and Asian biracial adults account for an additional 4%.

Seems almost all the commercials have mixed races. Why? You would think advertisers would want to appeal to the population that has the most cash available for buying. Being inclusive in such a disproportional way doesn't make good business sense - it just seems to be a pander.
Is this an issue for up my friend?
 

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While intuitively the commercials seem “over diverse” relative to the general population, consider as well that advertisers appeal to where the consumers will be. Not just whether a group has relatively more money. But who is buying their product and what they watch. It is no accident certain products advertise on certain shows, and that certain types of ads are used.
I think it's still disproportionate to the viewership in certain cases.
 

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Aw BS. The reason for the ads is because a company wants to appear to be PC and not to get called out. Hence what happens is overkill.
I know the reason behind the ads. My comment was directed at the posters who are over the top racist and homophobic.

What's next? Autism affects only 2.2% of the population. Will there be complaining about the Northwestern Mutual Insurance commercials featuring a mother and Autistic son?
 
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Those with white, black and American Indian in their racial background make up 6% of the total mixed-race population, and white and Asian biracial adults account for an additional 4%.

Seems almost all the commercials have mixed races. Why? You would think advertisers would want to appeal to the population that has the most cash available for buying. Being inclusive in such a disproportional way doesn't make good business sense - it just seems to be a pander.
Hollywood makes the ads, they want to diversify America. Their main goal is to sell you that this is America when it is not! Just more indoctrination of the youth.
 

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Somehow the new PSU Rivals didn't mean what they said about politics, What about recruiting?
 

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I never voted for the contents of commercials. It just seems a bit like overkill with the inclusive stuff.

You voted for it. @NJPSU votes for it. It's what democrats do. Pander.

Though it is good that you are aware. Many democrats aren't.
 

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I know the reason behind the ads. My comment was directed at the posters who are over the top racist and homophobic.

What's next? Autism affects only 2.2% of the population. Will there be complaining about the Northwestern Mutual Insurance commercials featuring a mother and Autistic son?

Here's what's really funny. @NJPSU "likes" a comment by the original poster about "over the top inclusive stuff", then goes on to like your comment that the original post was racist and homophobic. That boy is confused.
 
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Hollywood makes the ads, they want to diversify America. Their main goal is to sell you that this is America when it is not! Just more indoctrination of the youth.
Someone gets it. The goal is to intimate that young people should / must marry interracial as opposed to its being an option and they can if they so choose. The idea is that the racial conflict issues will go away when everyone is a mutt. I don't mind seeing it occasionally. However, it happens so frequently that you start to feel manipulated by those who control the media.
 

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What a weak response. FYI, demographics are real. Advertisers rely on them. That's why they use test markets. Is that racist as well? It's pathetic how the left provides nothing but ignorant responses. If y'all couldn't race bait, you couldn't have a conversation. It's your response to everything.
 

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What a weak response. FYI, demographics are real. Advertisers rely on them. That's why they use test markets. Is that racist as well? It's pathetic how the left provides nothing but ignorant responses. If y'all couldn't race bait, you couldn't have a conversation. It's your response to everything.
Exactly , he conveniently forgets how there were issues made about not have diverse adds not that long ago.
 
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What a weak response. FYI, demographics are real. Advertisers rely on them. That's why they use test markets. Is that racist as well? It's pathetic how the left provides nothing but ignorant responses. If y'all couldn't race bait, you couldn't have a conversation. It's your response to everything.
Hey see post #19

 

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Changes in marketing strategy over the years:
The first one is 1970, the next the 80s. They realized one certain demographic really liked malt liquor .
That's targeted advertising. Up to a certain time it was geared mostly to a white audience. Moving towards the 80s they grasped demographics.
Now they're pushing "wokeness" thinking it'll pay off. Of course my 50 year old demographic thinks most advertising is nonsense so maybe it's working for them .
 
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My original thoughts were about the complaints that we have too few NFL coaches of color based on the fact that 70% of the current players are black. Maybe that means we have too many black players because they are over represented on the rosters. It seems some folks want certain jobs to be based on a % of a population.
How many coaches of color should we have? What % of the players be in relation to a % of the overall population?
Quotas are the issue.
 

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My original thoughts were about the complaints that we have too few NFL coaches of color based on the fact that 70% of the current players are black. Maybe that means we have too many black players because they are over represented on the rosters. It seems some folks want certain jobs to be based on a % of a population.
How many coaches of color should we have? What % of the players be in relation to a % of the overall population?
Quotas are the issue.

Honestly, are you this dense?

You are just now asking questions that real Americans have known the answer to for years.

Amazing.
 
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My original thoughts were about the complaints that we have too few NFL coaches of color based on the fact that 70% of the current players are black. Maybe that means we have too many black players because they are over represented on the rosters. It seems some folks want certain jobs to be based on a % of a population.
How many coaches of color should we have? What % of the players be in relation to a % of the overall population?
Quotas are the issue.
There’s actually a pretty good statistical argument there should be more. The general population is irrelevant. It’s the qualified applicant pool that should count. If 70% of players are aa, one would expect they’d be relatively highly represented in the population of people qualified to coach.
 

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There’s actually a pretty good statistical argument there should be more. The general population is irrelevant. It’s the qualified applicant pool that should count. If 70% of players are aa, one would expect they’d be relatively highly represented in the population of people qualified to coach.
It still equals a quota system for 1 group. Maybe there are only 6% qualified for coaching. There are different skill sets for playing and for coaching. Too much complaining and crying about being picked on. Not all good students are meant to be teachers.
 

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