Black People : Darkie, Indeed!

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  1. Fine1952

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    Hong Kong's Hazel & Hawley Chemical Co. would probably still be hawking Darkie toothpaste had the company not been acquired by Colgate. The Darkie brand's Al Jolson-inspired logo, a grinning caricature in blackface and a top hat, was as offensive as its name. Colgate bought the company in 1985, and then ditched the logo and changed the product's name to Darlie after US civil rights groups protested. However, the Cantonese name - Haak Yahn Nga Gou (Black Man Toothpaste) - remains.
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    Darkie toothpaste that was made in Taiwan and sold there [a while ago] as well as China until Blacks were absolutely outraged. This product was made by the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

    The name was changed to "Darlie". Here is a list of products (divisions/subsidiaries) made today by the Colgate-Palmolive company...



    Afta
    Ajax
    Colgate
    Crystal White Octagon
    Dermassage
    Dynamo
    Fab
    Fabuloso
    Irish Spring
    Mennen
    Murphy Oil Soap
    Palmolive
    Science Diet
    Softsoap
    Speed Stick
    Suavitel
    Tom's of Maine

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    I just got finished read "Dirty Little Secrets" by Dr. Claud Anderson, 1997. In the book he addressed this very topic:



    "Memorabilia Regains Popularity" -- page 223; paragraph 4-7:

    "...At the turn of the 20th century, negative blackness continued to sell commercial products up to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Negative images of blacks adorned every conceivable product.



    The most popular images were those of the black Mammy, Ole Uncle, and pickaninnies. Black faces appeared on Quaker Oats products, Old Virginia Bread Pans, Mammy Shanty Restaurant, Aunt Jemima Waffle Mix, Mammy's Orange Soda, Luzianne Coffee, Duncan Admiration Coffee, Mammy's Charcoal Aide, Ole Virginny Cashews, Mammy's Favorite Coffee.



    Images and cariacatures of black men appeared on the label of Cream of Wheat, Uncle Ben's Rice, Colgage Toiletries, Warrenton Rum Cakes, Bixby's Satinola Shoe Polish, Dr. LeGear's Lice Powder, Negro Head Brand Oysters, Old Black Joe Beans, and Uncle Remus Soup.

    Images and caricatures of young children were used as ads for Pickanninny Coffee Shop, Sambos Pancakes and Restaurants, Sambo Chocolate Drink, Coon Chicken Inn, Cotton Patch Restaurant, Darkie Toothpaste..."


    Thanks for reading...
     
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