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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.

Canadian Patriotic Fund
Canadian Patriotic Fund is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Canadian Patriotic Fund Propaganda Poster c. 1919/CBS News/Public Domain
Maxwell House
Maxwell House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Maxwell House - Saturday Evening Post 1934/History Maniac Megan/Public Domain
Pears' Soap
Pears' Soap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: Pears' Soap Ad - Graphic for Christmas 1884/The Conversation/Public Domain
Fairy Soap
Fairy Soap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
Photo: N.K. Fairbank Co. Fair Soap Ad c. 1897/Business Insider/Public Domain