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Should businesses be able to use Native american images as advertisement?

  • Native American businesses do it all the time.

    Why would you tell a Native American s/he can't use imagery from their culture to advertise? You wouldn't and they should be able to. Because of this everyone should be allowed to as well. The same is true of any culture. If the members of that culture are allowed to use it in their advertisement then anyone should be allowed to use it. Fair is fair.

  • Of course it is

    I don't know why this is a problem. If you want to eradicate racism, start by treating everyone as equal; Native Americans should be subject to use in the media just as every other race is. Its just like how its considered to be offensive to call a black person 'black', but if a white person is called 'white' it is perfectly acceptable. 'Black' is a colour, deal with it. Unless it is used in a derogatory way, let us stop being offended at pointless things, because not allowing that equality is quite simply, racism.

  • Although probably not politically correct, I would argue yes, But

    Only if the images aren't being used in a derogatory or racist way. Freedom of speech and expression is one thing, but racism and other forms of hate speech should not be allowed from a business or any person. Why can't we live in a country/world where people aren't judged for their race, ethnicity, religion, etc.? On the flip side, why should we tolerate racism? If racism falls under and is tolerable under the right to freedom of speech/expression, then I guess I'm against it.

  • Private businesses have the right to do whatever they want, as long as it does not physically harm others.

    Using a Native American as an image is not harming anyone. It is not killing anyone. It is simply just a business using a Native American as an image, which businesses have the right to do. It's called freedom of expression. The only people who would be offended by this are SJWs.

  • Of course they should

    There is no reason that companies should be restricted from using any image to advertise their product or service or any offer. This would be censorship and in my opinion illegal. Any company should be able to use native american images, they may not be perceived well by the public, bu that's the company's problem.

  • Of course they should

    There is no reason that companies should be restricted from using any image to advertise their product or service or any offer. This would be censorship and in my opinion illegal. Any company should be able to use native american images, they may not be perceived well by the public, bu that's the company's problem.

  • It is their right.

    They have the freedom to do so. Assuming a certain Native American image is not copyrighted, a business does have a right to post it, regardless of how offensive it may be. Telling a business owners otherwise is dictating how they should run their business, which is a threat to their liberty.

  • They should be able to use their pictures

    It's their right to use the pictures and if Native Americans aren't freaking out about this then there's no reason to argue about something that nobody really cares about. Saying "oh but we might hurt their feelings and they need privacy" doesn't really support your argument. Why? Because you're making an assumption that they NEED their privacy MIGHT isn't a strong word that should be used in an effective argument.

  • Freedom of Speech

    The right to do this is protected by the first amendment. Sorry, but free speech always trumps hurt feelings.
    Also, you would be surprised how many Native Americans themselves do not care about "cultural appropriation." Ever heard of the controversy surrounding the name "Washington Redskins." Well, guess what. A nationwide survey of Native Americans found that 9 out of 10 did not care about the name. I assume the same goes for many ads featuring Native Americans.

    Https://www.Washingtonpost.Com/local/new-poll-finds-9-in-10-native-americans-arent-offended-by-redskins-name/2016/05/18/3ea11cfa-161a-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.Html?Utm_term=.0bf059336037

  • It depends on the situation, but overall, yes.

    First of all, using a Native American in your logo is the equivalent of the company Little Debbie (Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Cupcakes, etc) as their logo. It's used because the culture of that specific individual most accurately depicts the theme of their product. Secondly, if a Native American has a photo taken of them on public property, it doesn't matter if they don't want it there, the picture is now the photographer's property.

  • It not good bro

    Its not good because they have a private life ok dude and it should be a good thing that people should not do and yaaa fam so if you want to be weird you should have to ask the native amarican people and tell and if you dont listen you should be arrested in conclusion this is not cool broooooo

  • They should not be able to

    No because as they are also people they also have rights to privacy. Just because they had a little more difficulties they can't be treated as a different "species" because they should be viewed as normal people. They did a lot to Canada and we should return that favor to them

  • How would you like it

    What if someone took pictures of you and posted them on advertisement boards would you like it you have a private life they call it private for a reason wow if you have a private business or any business you should ask for permission to post pictures of any race

  • White supremacy doesn't work like that

    Allowing corporate interest to prey on the culture of any peoples, particularly the one native to the America's, is a slippery slope that opens the door to exploitation of the worse kind second only to stealing their land. A people and the culture that defines them is nothing that an outsider with a corporate agenda should simply take because its profitable.


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