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Posted at 06:00 AM in Advertising from the 1920s, Advertising from the 1930s, Advertising from the 1950s, Advertising from the 1960s, Vintage Ads, Vintage Advertising Featuring African-Americans, Vintage Advertising to Men, Vintage Racist Advertising | Permalink
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Sorry, you're off with this one. Black manservant is not a racism, it's a given historical fact. Facts aren't going away just because you call them racist.
Especially the first picture: who else should serve you coffee in Caribbean, if not a local hired servant? And locals in Caribbean are what? Locals in Caribbean are black. You didn't see much white people in Haiti disaster, did you?
20 June 2010 at 06:09 PM
that is exactly the point i was going to make. especially the Maxwell house coffee ad (go figure there are black people in the Caribbeans who'd of thought)
02 October 2010 at 05:21 AM
It falls under Racist Advertising because in the times when these ads ran the only time one saw men of color in U.S. advertising they were portrayed as manservants or Pullman porters or hayseeds -- never as loving fathers, doting husbands, proud homeowners, good providers, etc. as white men regularly were.
Paula Zargaj-Reynolds |
09 October 2010 at 08:59 AM
I like the sound of this: "good to the last drop." Other than Maxwell, do any of those ads still exist? I love coffee, and Maxwell's coffee didn't fail my thirst.
Lawrence Spring |
14 December 2011 at 06:56 PM
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