Microsoft in Hot Water After Changing Person's Race in Photo
Modified Version of Picture
If you look at the same photo on the Microsoft's U.S. Web site see two men, one Asian and one black, and a white woman seated at a conference room table.
U.S. Version of Picture
In a statement Tuesday, Microsoft spokesperson Lou Gellos said:
"We are looking into the details of this situation. We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image."Microsoft has since modified the image on the Polish site to match the U.S. site. However, while the fact that the second man's hand was unchanged is strange, it's also strange that the Asian man was not also redacted, if it's all about Poland's homogeneity. Speaking to someone we know that was born and raised in Poland, Asians are very rare in Poland as well. They are more prevalent than blacks, however, though they are limited to isolated communities in Warsaw or Krakow.