Vintage Ads That Are Horribly Racist
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 gasp, 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.
Cream of WheatPhoto: Cream of Wheat / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
Jell-OPhoto: Genesee Pure Food Company / University of Michigan Library / Public domain
Rough On RatsPhoto: Forbes Co. Boston / Teaching Tolerance / Public domain
Pears' SoapPhoto: Pears' Soap / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
SolidhedPhoto: Solidhed Tack Co. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
George Dee Magic WasherPhoto: The George Dee Magic Washing Machine Company / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain