Italian officials answer critics: ‘Racism is in the eye of the beholder’

The country’s ‘fertility day’ campaign has previously received backlash, and its new pamphlet for the effort wasn’t met with a better reaction.

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The Minisero della Salute (health ministry) issued the booklet, which shows two white couples on its cover juxtaposed with an image of others (including a black person) getting high:

Outrageously racist cover of Italian gvt fertility leaflet (which doesn’t even touch upon #infertility you can’t “prevent”) #fertilityday

— Claire Fernandez (@CFerKic) September 21, 2016

More offence fr #Italy #fertility campaign: pamphlet cover shows ‘good habits’ as white people, ‘bad habits’ as black people. #racism

— Megan Williams (@MKWilliamsRome) September 21, 2016

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