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11:56 AM on 11/18/12 
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I think you're reading WAAAAAY too much into it hahaha
12:05 PM on 11/18/12 
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I think you're reading WAAAAAY too much into it hahaha

I think this too, although it does make complete sense. I've never thought about or looked at advertising in that light, and I don't really know much about it's inner workings, but the main point that he's bringing up is definitely interesting and maybe discussion worthy.
06:16 PM on 11/18/12 
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I over analyze all the time, so that might be true, haha.

That said, the main thing I wanted to say in the last post but didn't: My friends are struggling pretty hard in this class. I'm doing the best, which makes sense because I'm basically a bland white guy at heart, haha. But I know that part of the reason they are having a hard time adapting to this class is the fact that they talk differently at home then they do in class. They have to learn not only how to talk white, but how to talk white better than anyone else. There's a very, very strict grammar/spelling/punctuation grading system in this program that is hard for even me to do well at.

Also, there's the art side of it. The program never taught us how to make 'proper' advertising art. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of experience in photoshop, but not everyone has that luxury. To many people of color in the class (I say many, but only about a third of the class are POC) learning this stuff with no previous experience is incredibly hard. And then there's the products that we have to create mock campaigns for: Odor Eaters and a lame grill. Yeah. Our final campaign is for a gay hotel, and at least two people in class are gay so maybe this will help them (I'd say it would help me because I'm probably not straight but I have never been to a gay hotel because if I went there I would probably want to have sex and the medication I took in 2007 to stop me from hallucinating after loving someone who didn't love me back caused my genitals to cease functioning), but the damage might have been done because two thirds of the whole grade for many people is below passing. To make matters worse, we need more copy than ever for the third campaign and he's not giving the class a chance for revisions (which still only even made the slightest difference before). It just doesn't seem very fair to me or anyone else in class.

So basically what I wanted to say is that I'm mostly concerned about what these design/writing standards mean for POC with close ties to their culture who are trying to get into a still very much white guy influenced ad industry.
06:36 PM on 11/18/12 
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That aside in the middle paragraph.
07:35 AM on 11/21/12 
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Turns out, rich kids are better at hiding their online racism than poor kids.

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Pew interviewed 800 American teenagers and their parents about how they interact online, and found significant class disparities in how families deal with their kids’ dumbest status updates. While most parents express concern about what their kids are Facebooking, Pew found that higher-income parents are more likely than low-income parents to help their kids set up privacy settings on social network sites. And though 44 percent of parents feared how their kids’ online activity “might affect their future academic or employment opportunities,” parents in low-income households expressed less concern than middle-class parents did. Interestingly, high-income parents weren’t too worried, either—maybe because they’d already hidden their kid’s Facebook and Twitter accounts from public view.

That same article introduced me to the "Hello there, Racists" tumblr:

07:43 AM on 11/21/12 
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Turns out, rich kids are better at hiding their online racism than poor kids.



That same article introduced me to the "Hello there, Racists" tumblr:


I can't believe people are happy at what happened in Japan. 15 years old, in love? Troll tumblr account detected.
07:11 PM on 11/26/12 
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that whole paragraph is just so unbelievable that it has to be a troll.
06:29 AM on 11/27/12 
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Get a load of this shit. Something us conspiracy theorist have talked about for nearly a decade. This is nothing more than an attempt to push these RFID chips in acceptance. Have fun Obamacare patients, this is your future.

http://www.govtech.com/Texas-School-Wear-RFID-Chip-or-Get-Expelled.html
06:46 AM on 11/27/12 
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Already approved by the FDA to be implanted in humans if must. (Yes, old article)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/14/human_rfid_implants/
06:58 AM on 11/27/12 
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How did I know you made this scab of a thread before I even clicked on it?
07:00 AM on 11/27/12 
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I clicked the link to this on the forum feed box on the frontpage and thought "I just know this is NewAgeofHorus again..."
07:01 AM on 11/27/12 
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How did I know you made this scab of a thread before I even clicked on it?

Wow, beat me to it, hahaha.
07:03 AM on 11/27/12 
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I don't have a problem with the chips. If you're obedient like you should be in school, you shouldn't worry about being tracked. If you need a chip to access certain facilities in the school, it just prevents unwanted individuals from accessing them.
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Wow, beat me to it, hahaha.

Haha great fucking minds think alike my friend.

So you're from Texas--has the fascist Obamacare regime in place down there in red state Texas made YOU get an RFID chip implanted yet? Surely they have...
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It is their constitutional right to TP the computer labs.
 



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