Posts Tagged: Racism

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

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!    

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt Empire Builder

America has a long history of flexing our formidable global muscles, confident that our take charge performance, and American ways would be gladly received wherever we went. If the American Century began in earnest in post war America it had

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt Empire Builder

America has a long history of flexing our formidable global muscles, confident that our take charge performance, and American ways would be gladly received wherever we went. If the American Century began in earnest in post war America it had

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

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 tag

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

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 tag

Vintage childrens book illustration 1950s family

Cheerios and American Diversity

Feeling nostalgic for those pre-civil rights days?  Cheerios is serving up some good old-fashioned controversy in it’s all American breakfast cereal, bringing to light some rather racist comments.  Its use of an interracial family has some on both sides of

Vintage childrens book illustration 1950s family

Cheerios and American Diversity

Feeling nostalgic for those pre-civil rights days?  Cheerios is serving up some good old-fashioned controversy in it’s all American breakfast cereal, bringing to light some rather racist comments.  Its use of an interracial family has some on both sides of