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Nose Norton

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Anyone remember the California Raisins?
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 at 01:14:57 am EDT (Viewed 55 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone remember the California Raisins?
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As a boy in the 80's I collected the California Raisins toys you could get from Hardee's. And there was a cartoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08GQ0xTIxw

As a kid I loved them but as an adult I wonder how they got away with marketing these guys. They seem like racist caricatures.


I remember the initial "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine" commercial being very popular, with white kids and black kids when I was in high school. I never thought of the designs as stereotypes, and black kids appreciating the commercial doesn't mean it wasn't so, but I know almost everyone thought they were pretty cool at first.