The RNC is attempting to reach out to Hispanics by creating a website RNCLatinos.com. Here’s a partial screen shot:
There’s just one problem. US News and World Report recognized the photo of the children as a stock photo from Shutterstock. The tags for the photo include the words asia, asian, japanese, and thailand, but not words like latino or hispanic. Yes that’s right, the RNC used a photo of Asian children for their Latino website.
The RNC quickly removed the photo from the site and replaced it with a banner “Hispanic Latino Strategic Partnerships” (in English). And of course they passed the blame, claiming that an outside ad agency (AV Graffix) was responsible for the mistake.
This reminds me of when Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle had a meeting with Hispanic high school students and told them they looked asian.