A recent humorous post grabbed my attention because it showed how Europeans viewed Americans, state by state. However, upon closer examination, a friend pointed out the glaring absence of Black people and other people of color from the list. Unfortunately, this exclusion is all too common, and it initially went unnoticed by me, as well.
Recognizing the importance of representation, I became curious about what a similar list would look like if it included Black people. After all, seeing ourselves represented is something we all appreciate. However, I hesitated for a moment. That’s because I wasn’t in the mood to encounter stereotypes and biased portrayals.
Rather than exploring how Europeans view Black people, I decided to shift gears and explore how AI perceives Black Americans. To my delight, AI understood the assignment because the results were GIVING. BIPOC. IYKYK.
Anise Smith is a marketer with fifteen years of combined promotional marketing, pharmaceutical, and digital marketing experience. The primary focus has been in areas of digital project management, course development, higher education, mobile marketing, and where sales interact with marketing.
Anise Smith is relaunching the brand to pivot due to the need for more diversity-focused marketing. The goal is now to highlight black businesses and use my experience within the marketing space to promote these businesses that are often not promoted at the rate of other small businesses.