COMD3504 - Section OL69 - Spring 2022

Yiqiang Wang-Discussion 9

From a post posted by Sadman Hafiz last week

The ad I chose came from a post posted by Sadman Hafiz last week. The United States is a country of immigrants. There are many people of different races living here, especially in big cities. Therefore, many company advertisements will hire people of different races to shoot advertisements, so as to express the concept of equality for people of different races.


MTA is a company that manages public transportation in New York City. The difference between MTA and other companies is that it is equivalent to a “public place” and serves a large number of people of different races every day. Therefore, it is very important to establish an image of equality and respect for different races. In this advertisement shot by MTA company, people of different genders, races and occupations laugh together, expressing that different people can coexist peacefully in MTA vehicles.

The same series of ads I found.


In addition to this poster from Sadman Hafiz, I also found another poster of the same series, which shows that MTA has always attached great importance to the issue of equality.

2 Comments

  1. Sadman

    Thank you for choosing my post, Wang. I also see that you showed us the older version of the ad, the one I used was actually a remake of the Broadway show of the 90s which is the poster that you put out. It’s really amazing to see how things have changed but MTA still kept everything the same with different individuals.

  2. Lin Chao Chao

    It can be seen from the pictures that MTA is very inclusive of different races, genders, and occupations. I can always see all kinds of things on the subway, such as someone pushing a cart of goods on the subway, or bringing a bicycle or a stroller up. I even swiped on social media about people pitching tents in the subway. Not only in the subway, but buses also have seats specially designed for the disabled.

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