‘Racist’ poster causing controversy at Mansfield candy store

MANSFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) – A 19th-century poster hanging inside a Mansfield candy store is causing a stir among residents who say it’s racist and want it taken down.

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for the removal of a Bull Durham tobacco poster inside the Old Country Store that depicts three generations of black characters with enlarged lips. The tobacco, which was made in North Carolina, was popular after the Civil War…

‘Racist’ poster causing controversy at Mansfield candy store

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