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 Note: Darkie Toothpaste was sold in the Asian market and was withdrawn from the market after 1985 largely because of a letter writing campaign by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
African American Stereotypes, Darkie Toothpaste, Racism
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Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, "Darkie Toothpaste" (1980). Items From the Gerald E. Talbot Collection. 3.