Apparently the Microsoft advertising heads in Poland are not as hip to the diversity movement as their Yankee counterparts across the pond.
As you can see in the compare-and-contrast photo above, the U.S. Microsoft ad features a black male in the center, where the Poland ad features a white male. The face (but not the hand) of the black man in the U.S. ad is replaced by the more familiar and Polish-friendly creamy Caucasian. Call Barack Obama, we need a sausage summit.
So are the Microsoft men and women of Poland racist? I doubt it--but why then did they change it back after the blogosphere pointed out the racially-charged substitution?
Additional Image Source: Microsoft Poland
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