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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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Texaco
Texaco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Texaco Ad/Bad News About Christianity/Public Domain
Sanka Coffee
Sanka Coffee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Sanka Coffee Ad 1940/Gawker/Public Domain
Jell-O
Jell-O is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Jell-O Ad 1920s/Business Insider/Public Domain
Rough On Rats
Rough On Rats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Rough on Rats Ad/Bad News About Christianity/Public Domain