Discriminatory marketing?

I took a marketing class today... And one of the things we talked about was how marketing can be used as a way to divide, isolate, cut off, and label for discrimination purposes. The teacher asked me what my problem is, with cool, youthful colors, logos and symbols used on government websites, marketing websites,... show more I took a marketing class today...
And one of the things we talked about was how marketing can be used as a way to divide, isolate, cut off, and label for discrimination purposes.

The teacher asked me what my problem is, with cool, youthful colors, logos and symbols used on government websites, marketing websites, and on products intended to get people under the age of 25 to use their opportunities and to buy things...

My answer to the teacher was....
Did she have such marketing strategies used on her, when she applied for a job ?
Did she have that marketing strategy used on her, to get her to buy mundane products?
She said no...

So I said....
Then this is what they are used for.

They are used to create a visual difference between my application, and yours, so that they can easily label my application as coming from somebody that they want to deny equality to, and throw it in the trash

Its used to create a record of who buys what, so that they can provide less employment and credit and financing opportunity to people who buy things like video games, iPad and iPod, and eBooks

It is used to violate people's rights to vote..
They call it young democrats, or young republicans and so on and so forth..
So the political parties can just achieve their agendas, and don't have to represent people of school, or college age.


That's my problem with predatory, age and generation based marketing, and that's part of why If I want something, I just man up and go get it, the real deal.
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