Black People and Fried Chicken: A Stereotype-Filled Love Affair in Advertising

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In the ’80s, advertising executives apparently thought that white people were giddy over fried chicken, because you were hard-pressed to find a commercial with black people in it. White people loved the finger-licking goodness, just like the next person. I’ll be the first to say, I love a piece of fried chicken as much as the next person, but what I don’t love is the stereotypical advertising that is now prevalent in most fast-food fried-chicken commercials.