'Just Plain Racist' Menus

“Marketers have long perpetuated ugly stereotypes to sell everything from soap to Scotch over the years. The difference is that in past decades, the ads... didn’t generate a storm of controversy.” Racist and sexist imagery in these objects demonstrates the pervasiveness and perceived economic benefit of their utilization.  In addition, less subtle messages that could be used to justify denying service can be found in the fine print of a menu. 

Hirsch, James S. 1995. “Offensive Advertising--Racist, Sexist Or Ageist--is an American Tradition.” Wall Street Journal, Oct 19. https://wcsu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/offensive-advertising-racist-sexist-ageist-is/docview/398574420/se-2?accountid=40083.