In the background of a live drunken escapade on CNN was something many find offensive, according to the Western Journal.

That’s what’s known as a “mammy jar.”

“The mammy stereotype portrays black women as obedient maids to white families.”

“Like blackface, racist objects such as mammy jars perpetuate deep-rooted stereotypes about African-Americans by portraying them as docile, dumb and animated. But some white families view these objects as keepsakes, passed down through generations as relics of the past.”

“They were everyday objects which portrayed black people as ugly, different and fun to laugh at,” David Pilgrim, founder of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Michigan’s Ferris State University, told The Times.

“They were, in a word, propaganda.”