“The darker the stamp, the less so.” For example, the Spanish Postal Corporation presented an anti-racism campaign in a press release this week. “So sending anything takes darker than white stamps. So every letter and every parcel reflects the inequality that racism creates.”
Lack of diversity
good idea? Critics describe the campaign as insensitive, the Washington Post writes. In their opinion, it also shows that there is a lack of diversity in the large Spanish companies. “Accidentally racist,” a user responded on social media.
“The intention was good,” Moha Gerho, who recently wrote a book on racism in Spain, told the newspaper. “But it is no coincidence that the anti-racism campaign ended in good faith by appearing as racism.” According to him, these types of anti-racism campaigns are still often white-making.
An unfair and painful reality
The Postal Company wrote on Twitter that the campaign aims to raise awareness of an “unfair and painful reality that should not exist.” The company did not respond to the newspaper’s inquiries.
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