Race- and sex-selected actors in commercials

David Bernstein Deliotb at AOL.COM
Mon Jun 4 14:52:48 PDT 2001


One claim against an airline that uses only women flight attendants in their
ads would be that they discriminated against male actors.  Another is that
they sent a message to potential male flight attendants that the airline
doesn't want them, analogious to the FHA cases.

In a message dated 6/4/01 1:10:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
VOLOKH at mail.law.ucla.edu writes:

<<
         As to the Fair Housing Act example, the argument there wasn't that
 the ads involved discrimination against models as employees -- it was that
 they sent a message to consumers that the advertisers would discriminate
 against them against buyers.   >>


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