‘Black People Toothpaste’ and China’s race problem

"Black People Toothpaste," one of the most popular toothpaste brands in China, which a Colgate spokesman on Friday confirmed is still 50 percent owned by his company. (via Foreign Policy)

“Black People Toothpaste,” one of the most popular toothpaste brands in China, which a Colgate spokesman confirmed is still 50 percent owned by his company. (via Foreign Policy)

Black People Toothpaste used to be called Darkie in English, but an outcry against Colgate when the news was reported in the United States in the late 1980s caused the brand to change the English name to the less offensive Darlie, and to change the logo from offensive and sinister to just offensive.

More at the Forign Policy here.

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One thought on “‘Black People Toothpaste’ and China’s race problem

  1. Reee-dik-you-lassss! People should ask themselves what is the universal hatred towards black people so constant, cruel, and colorful. I just hope for those people that they reach the other side and find out their God, Buddah or whomever they called their source of being isnt’t a “Darkie”! Wouldn’t that be hel-lar-i-us when that happens….

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