NEW YORK — Ancestry.com is apologizing for its advert that confirmed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North through the Civil Battle period.
The DNA testing firm eliminated the advert from TV and its YouTube channel after it drew widespread criticism for whitewashing slavery.
The advert is a part of a marketing campaign by Ancestry exhibiting tales from the previous to pique viewers’ curiosity about their ancestors. Within the advert, a white man tells a black lady that they are often collectively in the event that they escape to the North.
However critics identified that the advert ignores the truth that blended race couplings through the slavery period have been normally not romantic love tales however as a substitute as a result of rape and violence towards slaves.