"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vintage Ad of the Day


Coppertone tanning lotion in three different formulas for "fair", "normal" or "dark " skin, in which all three -- including "normal" and "dark" -- refer to the skin belonging to white people. That's funny, considering that the text reads, "Whoever you are, you'll get a beautiful tan and beautiful skin."

But I don't need to tell you about the problematic nature of tanning culture.