Two schoolgirls, dressed in hijabs, engage in casual banter in Farsi while packing up their books after class. As they leave the classroom, one of them confidently begins rapping, in English, along with “Alphabet Aerobics” by Blackalicious as she strides down the school corridor.

The YouTube Music ad, part of a campaign to show the diversity of music lovers, launched on July 18, the opening day of a Republican National Convention that would ultimately coronate Donald Trump as the party leader.

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