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Mota Boy
03-07-2008, 09:24 PM
So many people know the story of Darkie toothpaste - one of the many brands in the early 20th century US that used stereotyped images of minorities as it's "mascot". Darkie's one of the more famous, as the brand is still around as "Darlie", though not terribly popular and almost never advertised.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/DarkieToothpaste.jpg

However, I was amused to see that it is rather heavily advertised in China. As you'll note in the above image, the brand comes from Hawley and Hazel, which is an Asian-based company. At first the whole novelty of seeing Darlie on television was enough, but after a while I noticed something even more interesting. In China, the tube looks like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/14/Darlie.jpg/150px-Darlie.jpg

Now, I'm assuming that most of y'all can't read Chinese. However, I'll give you a bit of a primer. Those two characters above the smiling face are "hēi rén". You'll notice the second one, rén, kinda looks like two legs walking. That's because rén is an ideogram of "man". Rén means "person" or "people". You see where I'm going with this, right? The first character, hēi means "black". So yes, rest assured humanity - you can still purchase "Black people toothpaste". You just have to go to Asia to get it.

Lodat225
03-07-2008, 09:27 PM
I don't need any toothpaste to prove my blackness.

Nicole
03-08-2008, 08:35 AM
I can't wait to go to Asia. Seriously. It's coming across as a whole continent of "what the fuck?".

I like how they call it black people toothpaste because to me it looks like a white guy with shadows where his hat is and where his face is shading his neck.

Jakebert
03-08-2008, 09:21 AM
More women need to know what my penis tastes like.

Paint_It_Black
03-08-2008, 11:55 AM
it looks like a white guy with shadows where his hat is and where his face is shading his neck.

I just assumed they changed it to a white guy in a desperate attempt to change their image. They also removed the coked up and ready to rape you quality of the original picture. In short they ruined a beautiful thing.


More women need to know what my penis tastes like.

I'm sensing a strong implication that many men know what your penis tastes like. Probably not what you were going for though. Probably.

Mota Boy
03-08-2008, 12:56 PM
I'm sensing a strong implication that many men know what your penis tastes like. Probably not what you were going for though. Probably.So he's saying that a higher ratio of women need to know what his penis tastes like? Hmmm, certainly one possible interpretation.

HornyPope
03-08-2008, 01:18 PM
So what are the long-term benifits of using a black man's toothpaste?

HeadAroundU
03-09-2008, 12:12 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y33/HeadAroundU/KillDarkie.jpg

Drafan
03-09-2008, 12:25 PM
In China they have extra amount of ftalates in it I suppose.

holland25
03-09-2008, 12:27 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y33/HeadAroundU/KillDarkie.jpg

Ahahhaah, fuck yeah, Ricky is a star :D

Jakebert
03-09-2008, 12:39 PM
Ricky needs to buy a top hat. NOW.