Steven Heller has created a powerful and compelling presentation on racism in advertising and design called Victims of the Image: Ethnic and Racial Stereotyping in American Popular Art. I regularly show it to my History of Graphic Design classes, and I feel it is something any American consumer should see. We are very used to some of these images (Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, Cleveland Indians, etc) that it behooves us as members of a visual and consumer culture to call out racism where as it is. I am eternally grateful to Mr. Heller for compiling this profoundly uncomfortable, but absolutely necessary, presentation.
Here are the other videos in the series:
SVA MFA Designer as Author: Paul Rand Lecture Series