Posts Tagged: race

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

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

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

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

Collage Sally Edelstein american-diversity-whitewash

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

Collage Sally Edelstein american-diversity-whitewash

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

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

O.J. Obsessed

Spoiler alert – O.J.’s innocent! In case you missed last nights finale of FX’s The People vs O.J. Simpson the popular mini series that has riveted both viewers who lived through the infamous double murder and those who only grew

O.J. Obsessed

Spoiler alert – O.J.’s innocent! In case you missed last nights finale of FX’s The People vs O.J. Simpson the popular mini series that has riveted both viewers who lived through the infamous double murder and those who only grew

Free Speech – Let Him Talk

“Get em outta here,” growls Trump at one of his rallies. Sucker punched in the name of loving this country, anti-Trump protesters are taunted, manhandled by zealous Trump supporters wanting to make America Great again. As brawling and bullying become

Free Speech – Let Him Talk

“Get em outta here,” growls Trump at one of his rallies. Sucker punched in the name of loving this country, anti-Trump protesters are taunted, manhandled by zealous Trump supporters wanting to make America Great again. As brawling and bullying become