Category Archives: Race

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Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

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Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

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Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

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Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

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There are Some Things to Be Thankful For

In mid-century America when it seemed the only risk of offending others was to suffer the unforgivable shame of halitosis, Madison Avenue gleefully ran ads that would not only raise a politically correct eyebrow today, but by their offensive nature

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

There are Some Things to Be Thankful For

In mid-century America when it seemed the only risk of offending others was to suffer the unforgivable shame of halitosis, Madison Avenue gleefully ran ads that would not only raise a politically correct eyebrow today, but by their offensive nature

History – Attention Must Be Paid

  History has never seemed more relevant. That anti-Semite Steve Bannon who made white nationalism mainstream through Breitbart, is now to be President Elect Donald Trump’s Goebbels…er…Chief Strategist. This past summer with  the weight of history hanging heavy as the

History – Attention Must Be Paid

  History has never seemed more relevant. That anti-Semite Steve Bannon who made white nationalism mainstream through Breitbart, is now to be President Elect Donald Trump’s Goebbels…er…Chief Strategist. This past summer with  the weight of history hanging heavy as the

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American Diversity- Whitewash

  Is this the America Donald Trump wants to return to? There is no way to whitewash this; When Trump says he want to “Make America Great Again,” what is meant is “Make America White Again.” There has been a

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American Diversity- Whitewash

  Is this the America Donald Trump wants to return to? There is no way to whitewash this; When Trump says he want to “Make America Great Again,” what is meant is “Make America White Again.” There has been a

Trumps Revisionist History

Only in Donald Trump’s revisionist dreamscape is the African-American community in the “absolutely worst shape they’ve ever been in. Ever. Ever. Ever!” Ever? Really?

Trumps Revisionist History

Only in Donald Trump’s revisionist dreamscape is the African-American community in the “absolutely worst shape they’ve ever been in. Ever. Ever. Ever!” Ever? Really?

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American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

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American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in