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Joe Mickey, Tibetan Photo Project

Joe Mickey, Tibetan Photo Project

Because the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender draws from the real-world culture of Tibet, and because of the controversy surrounding the Groupon Super Bowl commercial, which parodied the plight of the Tibetan people, Racebending.com contributor Gabriel Canada contacted the founders of the Tibetan Photo Project through email for an interview. They shared their thoughts on media representation of...
Groupon’s Superbowl “Tibet” Commercial

Groupon’s Superbowl “Tibet” Commercial

So much has been said about Groupon’s “Tibet” Superbowl commercial and the company’s backpedaling about it that I think most people are familiar with the controversy. To many folks, the ad trivialized the suffering currently experienced by the Tibetan people; human rights violations became fodder for a commercial punchline. What’s interesting to note is how far Grou...

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