On March 3rd, the Human Resources Administration, with the backing of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s office, released new public service announcements aimed at “hard-hitting facts about the money and time costs of parenting, and the negative consequences of having a child before you are ready.”
What the ads did instead was set off a firestorm of media attention about how the messages are full of racial profiling, negativity and shaming.
Blogger Keli Goff of African American news source The Root claims that the shaming is what makes the campaign so effective. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 30, 2012
Well, hello, lovelies! We hope you've emerged from Hurricane Sandy all safe and sound. Between the NYC subway shutdown and tons of power loss in New York and beyond, it’s gonna be a little more difficult to get posts up today on the BUST Blog—so please bear with us.
I can’t venture far out of my neighborhood due to the (supa scary) subway situation, so I’m just trying to enjoy the heck out of this random staycation. Read More