Is this Chinese advertisement racist?

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    Ad is racists for it equates black skin with dirt.
     
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    Genesis 2:7

    'And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul'.

    Is that racist too?
     
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    More proof Adam was Black. The actual term used was humus (human) not dust.
     
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    Hebrew definition of humus 'A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues
    Genesis 2:7 states: “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” The Hebrew word for man is Adam, and Adam is related to the Hebrew word for ground or earth, Adamah. Adam literally means the “ground man;” the man who was made from the ground.

    English gets the word human from the Latin with a similar etymology as the name Adam in Hebrew. In Latin, homo means man, humanus means human, and humus means ground. It should be easy to see the relationship between the concepts of “man” and “ground,” even if we don’t hold these original meanings as literal anymore. Nevertheless, it is interesting to think about these historical relationships and speculate on how they might give us a fuller sense of our own creation. Following this train of thought, in English, like in Hebrew, a human is a “ground man,” or an “earth man.”

    Klymer Klatsch: Humus Beings
     
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    What color is humus?

    Adam is derived from adamah which is a reddish brown color. The same color as so many African americans today.

    Where did mankind start? It all ties in.
     
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    Who cares
     
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    No, that's evolution.
     
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    Not only that, it's a raundly commelciar.
     
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    Asian guy giving Ebonics pronunciations a go could be a hoot. As in...coor, blo! And lots, er...rots, of others.
     

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