This year's Super Bowl commercials featured rambunctious geriatrics, cross-dressing husbands and Jamaicans from Minnesota. But brand mascots, once a staple of the advertising world, were almost completely absent.
Vanity Fair recently delivered its annual Hollywood issue to howls of protest from around the blogosphere and the analog world. The problem: Of the nine supposedly up-and-coming starlets featured on the fold-out cover, not one is African-American, Asian or Hispanic. The average skin tone on display is as white as the new-fallen snow.