White Obama and Black McCain

This well done picture of a white Obama and a black McCain is intended to challenge race as an issue in the US election.


This picture is created by a global ad agency, Grey New York.

“This is a non-partisan image. We wanted to address the race issue straight on.

“And it cuts both ways. If you’re hopping on either candidate’s bandwagon solely due to the colour of their skin, you’re voting for the wrong reasons,” said Tor Myhren, chief creative officer of global ad agency Grey New York.


  1. Well done and poignant. This is exactly how we feel. In fact we wrote a song called “Shades of Brown” that addresses this Black and White issue. Here it is—Enjoy!
    DIFFERENT SHADES OF BROWN–by Cahill & Delene
    CahillandDelene (dot com)

    Well I have never seen a white man
    And I have never seen a black man
    Never met a yellow woman
    Not a purple, red or blue man

    We are all just different shades of brown
    Dark and light, not black or white
    We stand on common ground

    Well I have never seen a green man
    No, no orange, no tangerine man
    I know at times we’ve all been blue, man
    But it seems to me we’re all just human! (Chorus)

    Maybe on the chessboard–the pieces are black and white
    Maybe on the keyboard–the keys are black and white
    Are ya livin’ in your left brain–where black and white are found
    Well move into your right brain–Where all are shades of brown

    Whatever skin tone on the outside
    Whatever differences we can’t hide
    Remember every human worldwide
    The blood runs red here on the inside (Chorus)

  2. We have finally transcended as a whole people from the Constitution and Bill of Rights written over 300 years ago to this moment in history for all people. We can now look the rest of the world squarely in the eye and say WE ARE THE UNITED STATES.

  3. elscorcho says:

    Your song looks suspiciously similar to Shades of Brown by MDC

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