Posts Tagged: police

Vintage photo cop at lunch counter

Be White – You Can’t Afford Not To

Retro Police Profiling “You can usually spot a wrong kid just by the way he looks,” the cop on the beat remarks over a cup of coffee to the counterman in this 1958 ad from  American Institute of Men’s and

Vintage photo cop at lunch counter

Be White – You Can’t Afford Not To

Retro Police Profiling “You can usually spot a wrong kid just by the way he looks,” the cop on the beat remarks over a cup of coffee to the counterman in this 1958 ad from  American Institute of Men’s and

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep

Vintage school book illustration Policeman

A Primer on Police and White Privilege

White children learn early on the policeman is your friend. He keeps us safe. It is their truth. But the truth is often skewed, as simplistic  as these vintage school book illustrations. The truth is as simple as black and

Vintage school book illustration Policeman

A Primer on Police and White Privilege

White children learn early on the policeman is your friend. He keeps us safe. It is their truth. But the truth is often skewed, as simplistic  as these vintage school book illustrations. The truth is as simple as black and

Choking on Our Civil Rights

 #ICantBreathe Police brutality-something old, something new, something borrowed….something definitely blue. When can we expect this tragic American tradition to change? …don’t hold your breath!    

Choking on Our Civil Rights

 #ICantBreathe Police brutality-something old, something new, something borrowed….something definitely blue. When can we expect this tragic American tradition to change? …don’t hold your breath!    

vintage illustration policeman

Our Friend The Policeman

How is our friend the policeman helping to keep the streets safe?

vintage illustration policeman

Our Friend The Policeman

How is our friend the policeman helping to keep the streets safe?