Posts Tagged: race

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

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

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Make America White Again

No way to whitewash this one… Donald Trump’s dirty laundry – despicable former KKK grand wizard David Duke endorses Trump to “Make America White Again.”   You Might Also Enjoy The Fading Middle Class

Vintage image white laundrry

Make America White Again

No way to whitewash this one… Donald Trump’s dirty laundry – despicable former KKK grand wizard David Duke endorses Trump to “Make America White Again.”   You Might Also Enjoy The Fading Middle Class

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s