Category: racism

Moving Victorian homes in San Francisco, photo…

Moving Victorian homes in San Francisco, photographed by Dave Glass, 1976-1977.

The Fire Last Time: LIFE in Watts, 1966

The Fire Last Time: LIFE in Watts, 1966

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Photos of the Watts riots in Los Angeles, 1965. (Via Blvck Vrchives)

Mel Brooks, The Producers, and the Ethics of S…

Mel Brooks, The Producers, and the Ethics of Satire about Nazis

from Lindsay Ellis

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To justify the exclusion of and violence toward African Americans after the Civil War, pop culture—encompassing everything from mass media and entertainment to product advertising and tchotchkes—churned out objects, images, songs, and stories designed to reinforce widespread beliefs about white supremacy and black inferiority. Across the country, in Northern states as well as Southern ones, black people were routinely humiliated, menaced, tortured and beaten to death, and blocked from participating in business and public life. Thanks to smartphone and social-media technology, we’re seeing how such violence continues in 2015, 50 years after the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

How America Bought and Sold Racism, and Why It Still Matters

Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burnt cross …

Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burnt cross from his lawn with his son, 1960.

The Los Angeles Chinese Massacre of 1871

The Los Angeles Chinese Massacre of 1871

from The History Guy: History Deserves to be Remembered

Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) handbill fr…

Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) handbill from March 1961.

United States of Protest: A Citizen’s Gu…

United States of Protest: A Citizen’s Guide to 250 Years of Resistance

The widespread protests of 2018 and 1968 don’t stand alone in American history: The founding of the United States itself was an act of protest, and within its first 50 years, the country reached another feverish state of demonstrations and demands for reform around slavery, institutional sexism, capitalism, and child welfare. It shouldn’t be all that surprising, as petitioning for change is a part of this country’s very DNA, written into the Constitution in the First Amendment. 

As the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson said, “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”

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Tomorrow is the day! Please honor those who pu…

Tomorrow is the day! Please honor those who put their lives on the line and VOTE. Have questions about where and when to vote? Go here: https://www.vote.org/

(Images from The Struggle in Black and White: Activist Photographers Who Fought for Civil Rights)