Yo, I don’t think we should talk about this
Come on, why not?
People might misunderstand what we’re tryin’ to say, you know?
No, but that’s a part of life
For those that may not recognize these lyrics, they’re the opening verse from Salt-n-Pepa’s Grammy Nominated 1991 single ‘Let’s Talk About Sex.’ No, I’m not going to talk about sex, but I thought it was a fitting introduction for another topic that we as designers and communication professionals deal with on a daily basis… the issue of race. More specifically race and the spokespeople, models, and visuals brands choose when communicating with their target audience.