HOME / Culturebox : Arts, entertainment, and more. Uncle Ben, CEO? The strange history of racist spokescharacters. By David Segal|Posted Friday, April 20, 2007, at 3:48 PM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about the history of racist spokescharacters. . . . Advertisement . Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Culturebox articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by David Segal. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby Sesame Street Creates a Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail. Way Too Many Kids Relate. Here's What It Looks Like When a Technology Actually Dies David Segal is a writer living in New York City. Click here to load comments.