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The Coon Caricature: Blacks as Monkeys
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2000 V-tech Alphabert
This electronic speller came under criticism when some parents realized the suggestive nature of the first three letters of the alphabet when played in sequence. "A" is for Ant and Ape, "B" is for black, "C" is for crack. V-tech claimed they selected the sequence for phonetic reasons. When the company received numerous complaints and negative media coverage, they changed newer versions of the toys. Those already on the market remained. Press play to listen to the sound this item makes.
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2000 V-tech Alphabert
 
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Last modified July 20, 2012