Category Archives: Racism

Racial Stereotypes in Tobacco Ads – Smoke Seal of North Carolina Plug Cut Tobacco – Savannah, GA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Examples of Racial Stereotypes in Seal of North Carolina Tobacco ads

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Darktown Tourists Going Off On Their Blubber - 'Nuffin but poor weak cullud pussuns' - Worthpoint dot com

'Plug Cut is the boss smoke, and don't you forget it' - Chronicling America.loc.gov

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Who was their target audience?

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Pancake Days is Happy Days – Aunt Jemima

circa 1938 - clipping bought in a junk store near Junction City OR

circa 1938 - clipping bought in a junk store near Junction City OR

Whomever wrote this copy should have been boiled in corn syrup.

courtesy of Wikipedia

courtesy of Wikipedia

Courtesy of Slate dot com

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From Uncle Bens to Aunt Jemima: The History of Racist Spokespersons in Media
Uncle Ben, CEO? The strange history of racist spokescharacters. By David Segal

Today, no company would be dumb enough to build a brand around a black servant, but the ones now in supermarkets have been grandfathered in, rendered innocuous by the passage of time, image overhauls, and judicious wardrobe adjustments. But it’s worth remembering what these spokescharacters truly are: a final, living vestige of Jim Crow America. – David Segal

Reuters: Obama supporters fear race may bring candidate down

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© REUTERS

Reuters Article By Matthew Bigg

ATLANTA (Reuters) – For supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama it is a nightmare scenario — his apparent lead in the battle for the White House suddenly evaporates on Election Day. The cause? Race.

ON ELECTION DAY – VOTE FOR THAT ONE!

Happy LGBTQ Pride – End Racism & Homophobia in Your Lifetime

Notable Gay & Lesbian African Americans
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How To Fight Racism in the LGBT Community by Kathy Belge
On Racism in AmericaPravda RUSSIA Talks About Obama’s Impact on Racism in America
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