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Aug272009

Microsoft Poland subsidary guilty of racism

Microsoft apologized for the incident in which the head of a black model was swapped for that of a white model in an online marketing photo advertisement on the website of its Polish website. The ad — which showed three business people, one Asian, one white and one black — was altered on Microsoft’s Web site for Poland to place the head of a white man on a black man’s body. “We apologized, fixed the error and we are looking into how it happened,” said Lou Gellos, a Microsoft spokesman. On Microsoft’s official page on the social network site Twitter, a posting calls the swap “a marketing mistake” and offers “sincere apologies.” Here’s a comparison of the two, from CNN:

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