Darkie Toothpaste

Title

Darkie Toothpaste

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Description

Darkie Tooth Paste [ca. 1980s] : 125 ml size toothpaste made by Hawley & Hazel (affiliate of Colgate), in printed box, 8” x 2” x 1.5”. Purchased by Charlie Kirk. Gerald Talbot commented that the box received adverse reaction when displayed. Note: Darkie Toothpaste was sold in the Asian market and was withdrawn from the market after 1985 largely because of a letter writing campaign by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

Publication Date

1980

Publisher

Colgate

Keywords

African American Stereotypes, Darkie Toothpaste, Racism

Disciplines

American Material Culture | American Studies | Asian American Studies | Digital Humanities | History | Other American Studies | Political History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social History | United States History

Darkie Toothpaste


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