Affirmative Action Meets Architectural Drawings

Most architectural drawings show people in the picture. It’s the easiest way to show scale, show the building in use, and make it look more real.The people in such drawings are either drawn by artists or Photoshoped in, using stock images. Simple. Harmless. No big deal, right?

Wrong. Now the PC crowd is whining about pictures that don’t show enough minorities wandering around the place.

And it gets worse. According to HUD drone Bryan Greene, “. . . if there’s a series of ads and they seem to communicate that a place is limited to persons of one background, it could potentially violate the Fair Housing Act.” No complaint has been filed in this case, but if you read between the lines he seems to be inviting someone to file one. Our nanny government is looking to protect us from the horrors of drawings that aren’t politically correct.

Isn’t it nice to know that Big Brother’s drones have enough free time on their hands to worry about something this stupid and trivial?


2 Comment(s)

  1. maybe next time he should put a little white guy mugging a little black guy and see if everyone is happy.

    jv | Jun 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. I don’t know what these people are talking about, but the people I used on my architectural drawings aren’t detailed enough to depict any particular race at all. I’m pretty sure peoples’ heads and arms look the same no matter what race they are.

    Brian | Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

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