Posts Tagged: Racism

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

Stink in America

The American Stench

Something is rotten in America. And it stinks! The stink the rancid Republicans continue to make over abortion rights is simply foul. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wonders whether our court will survive the stench of overturning Roe v Wade.

Stink in America

The American Stench

Something is rotten in America. And it stinks! The stink the rancid Republicans continue to make over abortion rights is simply foul. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wonders whether our court will survive the stench of overturning Roe v Wade.

Asian American Hate- It’s Up to US to Stop it

We can’t keep turning away. We can’t keep shutting the door to what we know is going on. Literally and figuratively. On Monday a Manhattan luxury building security guard was caught on a security camera closing the door on a

Asian American Hate- It’s Up to US to Stop it

We can’t keep turning away. We can’t keep shutting the door to what we know is going on. Literally and figuratively. On Monday a Manhattan luxury building security guard was caught on a security camera closing the door on a

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

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

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

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

Archie-Bunker Carroll O Conno

Are Trump Supporters Racists?

  Those Were the Days Today on Morning Joe,  Rob Reiner kept it 100. When asked why some people support Trump the legendary director and activist said it’s because they are racists. Now  Reiner is no meathead – he knows

Archie-Bunker Carroll O Conno

Are Trump Supporters Racists?

  Those Were the Days Today on Morning Joe,  Rob Reiner kept it 100. When asked why some people support Trump the legendary director and activist said it’s because they are racists. Now  Reiner is no meathead – he knows

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.