Germany’s Green Party put out this political advertisement (found here via Copyranter) in order to encourage citizens to vote for the Green Party instead of the Black Party (the Christian Democratic Union):


The text reads: “The only reason to choose Black. Time for Green.”

Okay, so we have a history of the hypersexualization and exploitation of black women by white people. We fetishize their butts as symbolic of their (supposed) hypersexuality. And then this ad comes along and asserts that the only thing worthwhile about Black people is their ass and, by extension, their sexual availability.


Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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