There are No Black Guys in Poland, Right?

paintI had some fun earlier this summer when the City of Toronto Photoshopped a black guy onto the cover of their Fun Guide.

At least we added a black guy. Microsoft got rid of the black guy when it came time to serve up a stock image for Poland.

Here's a cap from the Microsoft business productivity for the USA:


Here's a cap from the Microsoft business productivity for Poland:


Are there no black guys in Poland? Was that the problem?

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Asian people in Poland??
Look at left person.

August 25, 2009 @ 10:06 PM

Toronto Mike

I'm surprised they kept the Asian fellow... maybe losing both the black guy and Asian guy would be too much.

August 25, 2009 @ 10:11 PM

Down Goes Brown

As usual, you PC types focus on a perceived slight to one minority group (black people) while totally ignoring the benefit of another (really happy people with enormous heads and black hands).

August 25, 2009 @ 10:14 PM


Wait a second.....There are white people in Poland?

August 25, 2009 @ 10:22 PM

Ajax Mike

Both pictures are screwy. Maybe it's just me, but even the original looks like his head is too big for his body. Perhaps it's just a trick of perspective, but the men also look to be significantly smaller than the woman. Just weird.

August 26, 2009 @ 12:11 AM

Andrew (needs a more distinct name)

I just think they are too happy to be at work.

Why can't these huge companies just take more pictures? Is it that hard?

August 26, 2009 @ 7:34 AM


To quote Wikipedia, which is always right (right? right?):

There are also national groups of Americans, Turks, Hungarians, French, Italians, Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians, Romanians, Georgians, Africans, Palestinians, other Arabs, Kurds and Vietnamese, who constitute small ethnic communities within major cities such as Warsaw, Kraków, and Gdańsk.

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August 26, 2009 @ 7:44 AM


Who cares.

August 26, 2009 @ 8:51 AM


I knew a black Polish guy - his name was Rufus Zowski.

August 26, 2009 @ 10:02 AM

Mike Kic

Ya there are black people in Poland, in fact the Poles adopted a soccer player from Africa as their own a few years back for the World Cup...look it up. There are clearly race issues in Poland, but everyone loved Olisadebe.

August 26, 2009 @ 10:04 AM

Toronto Mike

Why am I surprised Argie knew a black guy?

August 26, 2009 @ 10:04 AM


Mike - I didn't say I liked him, I just knew him.

August 26, 2009 @ 10:25 AM


Poland hasn't been a country to immigrate to because communism stalled its economic development after WWII. So the population is not that diverse. Still, it makes no sense to keep the Asian.

August 27, 2009 @ 9:07 PM


Wait....a photo ad for Microsoft and no Indian people?

August 28, 2009 @ 11:45 PM

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