You probably remember being in school and looking across the cafeteria at all the mysterious, differently-hued people huddled at their own table on the other side of the room and asking yourself, "Why are all those weird [black/ white/ Asian/ Latino/ Unidentifiable] kids sitting together? No wonder we are so racist." Then you continued telling racist jokes to your own racially homogenous table.
The advertising industry still has a race problem; namely, that it's run by white people, and it employs mostly white people, even though it sells to the whole wondrous rainbow of consumers. And the whole industry may soon be sued for being too white! Adweek lays out the scope of the problem in a long story this week. For example, at Interpublic Group, which owns nearly 100 ad agencies, only two are owned by black people. One of whom is Steve Stoute, who secretly sells gum with pop music. Minorities, reasonably, would like to be represented by more people than just Steve Stoute. This quote poetically sums up the outrage: