Posts Tagged: race

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

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

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

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