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5 Ways Fast Food Chains Are Disproportionately Targeting Black Children


Using Kid-Focused Ads in Urban Communities

Several studies have busted the myth that there are more fast food restaurants in Black communities than in white ones, but those same studies revealed that kid-focused advertising was more common in urban communities. Advertisements featuring popular athletes, child stars and cartoon characters were rampant in urban, low-income communities and appeared far more often than they did in high-income, white communities.

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