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"Americans Cannot Truly Be Americans Until We Learn To Live Comfortably With Ourselves."

Illustration for article titled Americans Cannot Truly Be Americans Until We Learn To Live Comfortably With Ourselves.

Subtext: relax your hair, ladies. Sorry, girls. [Vintage_Ads]

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icantevenbearit
ICantEvenBearIt

If you read the post on LJ, you'll see that this ad was from Ebony, which puts it in a much different context than if it were in Time or Ladies' Home Journal.

Considering how many people, both white AND black were lynched for "race-mixing" in this era, this looks pretty damn progressive.