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Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist  

Erica Braverman
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Advertisers pandering to society's ignorance is nothing new. And these vintage ads are like a time capsule in the way that they perfectly encapsulate everything wrong with America's racist history. As you'll see here, the horrible racist stereotypes and caricatures in these advertisements and vintage posters still haunt with their harmful portrayals.

These horribly racist ads will make you cry and scream with horror, and they'll probably have you throwing things across the room.

This is advertising at its very worst, but it's also a frightening reminder of just how far we've come. Check out these awful adverts to witness a ton of racist stereotypes, and be sure to vote up the most horribly racist ads in the bunch.

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Cream Of Wheat
Cream Of Wheat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Cream of Wheat Ad c. early 1900s/Food Tells A Story/Public Domain
Van Heusen
Van Heusen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Van Heusen - Life Magazine 1952/Business Insider /Public Domain
General Electric
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: General Electric Ad c. 1949/History on the Net/Public Domain
Dr. Scott's
Dr. Scott's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Dr. Scott's Ad - Courtesy of Indian Country Media Network/StMU History Media/Public Domain