Sat Aug 17 2013

Aeromexico apologizes for calling dark-skinned people not to apply for a job

Aeromexico airline and an advertising company in Mexico were seeking people with a "Polanco look" for their commercial clip saying "dark-skinned" people would not be allowed to audition. But after Mexican blogger, Tamara De Anda, on Twitter posted, "I received an email for a casting call from Aeromexico specifying that they don't want anyone dark-skinned. Tsss." and expressed her frustrations on how the representations of brown people in Mexican media largely do not exist outside of government the companies apologized.

Telling dark-skinned people not to apply for job is racism. Institutional racism is everywhere, and many job application of qualified people are turned down because of it.

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