From LeBron James Blaming Race for Negative Feedback to Controversial Ads

 - Sep 30, 2010   Updated: Jul 14 2011
As LeBron James blames race for the negative feedback he's received after he left the Cleveland team and joined Miami Heat, this top list features some of the racial controversies that have also stirred up the media in the past.

From race-changing surgeries to skin-whitening products, check out this list to find out why this social phenomenon continues to be of constant debate.

Implications - From skin-discoloring ads to race-changing surgeries, racism is still an issue in mainstream society. However, racism has evolved as it is no longer tolerable in societies today. Racist comments and actions thus fuel the news today as their occurrence is unacceptable. Companies need to make sure their publications or products do not directly mock or stereotype a lifestyle.