Tags: racism

Christian Anti-Jewish Party flyer, circa 1950

Edited: (I would have included an antisemitism tag if were available for this one.) <<= added after mods made that available, Thanks!

Christian Anti-Jewish Party flyer, circa 1950. Ralph McGill papers, Emory University Special Collections.

This hatred-stirring campaign eventually culminated in the Atlanta Temple Bombing:

On the morning of Sunday, October 12, 1958, shortly after 3:30 a.m., an explosion ripped through the Reform Temple on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Although no one was hurt, the blast, which woke people from their sleep several blocks away, caused almost $200,000 of damage.

Within fifteen minutes of the blast, staff at United Press International received a call from an individual identifying himself as "General Gordon of the Confederate Underground." "We bombed a temple in Atlanta," intoned the voice. "This is the last empty building we will bomb . . . Negroes and Jews are hereby declared aliens."

The snob value of canned pineapple

Found this while searching for regrettable-food ads.  It doesn't fit the contest category but I had to post it anyway:

There is so much here.  Bear in mind that this is the depths of the Depression:  playing on snob value, that at our table we serve only the center slices.  I can almost hear her drawl:  "Mahhhhvelous, aren't they?"  His pencil-thin mustache.  A smoking jacket for Christ's sake.  Her marcel wave, and her body language, and that silk peignoir.  Wine glasses and doilies on the breakfast table.

And the maid, bringing in the coffee with the faint composed smile of someone who's just spit in your fucking center slices.

(Good Housekeeping, December 1933.  I wonder if there's any chance of a "Great Depression" tag?)