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Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple

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We made the mistake of going over to Breitbart's Big Nonsense Big Hollywood to see what they had to say about Shirley Temple's passing.
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Bad Hair Is No Joke (Or, Hairy Situations In Racism & Misogyny)

Bad Hair Is No Joke (Or, Hairy Situations In Racism & Misogyny) | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I don’t know that I actually have to beat all the dead horses in this vintage ad, do I?  [But] while we are on the subject of hair…

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Horrible advertising & hair history.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:15 PM

Horrible advertising & hair's cultural power.

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Horrible advertising & hair's cultural power.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:22 PM

The importanace of hair

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“Embroidered ‘Japs’ Amuse the Little Folks”

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The following comes from the September 1916 issue of Home Needlework magazine. While the embroideries are lovely, the fashionable craze for Orientalism at that time certainly had more than its...
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The Black, White and Shades of Grey in Collecting Black Americana

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According to Howard Dodson, director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, “There are two kinds of collectors of black Americana: those who are interested in collecting as a financial investment and those with a passion for finding ‘the missing pages of history.’”


...There is also some concern that part of the drive in purchasing black Americana is pimpin’ black culture.: that this adoption of old images and negative stereotypes is being glamorized in a perverse way. Like hip-hop’s bad ‘rap’ (pun intended), collecting black Americana is sweeping the nation in a concerning way.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:07 PM

As a white chick, I don't dare collect this stuff -- even if I, as a collector of similar negative sterotypical items about women, understand the desire to document the horrible past.

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Not all antique & vintage pieces are politically correct

Not all antique & vintage pieces are politically correct | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Vintage "Ten Little Indians" tin top and a vintage "Betsy Bell" print with a little Native American girl on the telephone.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:18 AM

Via the Facebook page of Antiques On Broadway (Fargo, ND) . https://www.facebook.com/pages/Antiques-On-Broadway/172139309472201

Laura Brown's comment, May 24, 2013 7:09 PM
I used to have a print in this style. Must have been the same artist. I don't remember what the picture was now. Might have been a kid praying, that comes to mind. I never knew who created it.
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Kitschy Kischy Coolie

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Ahh, when racism ran rampant… Another coolie, this one by W H Bossons (of Congleton, England), who apparently specialized in, err, interesting faces. More on Bossons here. This specific item ...
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Vintage Racist "Humor" Postcard | Collectors Quest

Vintage Racist "Humor" Postcard | Collectors Quest | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Blackface & black sheep. Sheesh.
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Be My Racist Valentine

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It’s been a few years since I did a racist Valentine’s post, so I thought it was time for another. Vintage Black Americana Valentine, complete with watermelon and poor puns,...
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The past can be a terrible place for greeting cards.

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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, February 7, 2013 2:33 AM
The little girl may be cute; the watermelon and poor English is horrible!
Laura Brown's comment, February 7, 2013 7:35 AM
The watermelon prices are excellent. I'd take a dozen. As for the English, how many men online have you had send you something equally bad or worse? I don't ask them what colour they are, I just don't answer.
Laura Brown's comment, February 7, 2013 7:39 AM
The bigger issue about racism isn't this card it's all the other cards which show white people exclusively. I feel bad for multicultural families who would like to have Valentines to send with something other than the typical white kids. You can't change the vintage Valentines but if you look in stores right now... where are the other cultures represented? All I see are cartoons, movies and etc being promoted. I don't see any Valentines I'd actually think were meant for a kid to take to school and distribute to his or her classroom.
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11 Extraordinary Vintage "Teen Magazine" Covers

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Never before have we seen such a weird combo of rad, vintage imagery with totally WTF cover lines. Be thankful you had Teen Vogue .
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Note the "Pow-Wow Look:

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On The Playground in New Orleans during recess on Sept. 7, 1962

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A white girl follows an African-American girl down the slide at Thomas J. Semmes school in New Orleans during recess on Sept. 7, 1962. The children played together as the...

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Readers ask about degrading Occupied Japan salt/pepper shakers

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I got to wondering about Japan’s place in the marketing of these products. The country was a major producer of salt and pepper shakers by the 1940s, and many of them were made in the stereotypical images of African Americans that was omnipresent in this country.

I know that Japan was not the only foreign country that made money off these items (I found some on the web that were said to be marked Germany). So I Googled, which turned up thousands of results of ”Made in Occupied Japan” Black Americana stuff that folks were selling – many caricatures and decidedly crude.

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Secret History of the Black Pin Up

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(ALSO AVAILABLE AS EBOOK download for iPAD $5.99) Intrigued by the question "Why aren't there any black pin up girls" on an internet message board, writer Jim Linderman decided to find out.
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Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe

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Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:

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“Black tenants in Harlem during the 1920s and...

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Black tenants in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s faced discriminatory rental rates. That, along with the generally lower salaries for black workers, created a situation in which many people were short of rent money.” How did these tenants cope? By sending out these invitations and charging for parties that would help them make rent.

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Jaden Johnson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:35 PM

This would not pass the CRAP test because it doesn't come from a reliable source. The Tumblr website is a public website where users create their own pages. But the pictures that this site has are legitimate, and show truth behind the page.

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Any Day Can Be Valentine's Day For Collectors | Collectors' Blog

Any Day Can Be Valentine's Day For Collectors | Collectors' Blog | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Because Valentine’s Day cards have come in so many designs and themes over the years, you are nearly certain to find cards that fit into your own collecting specialty. These wonderful cross-collectibles are a great way to add more charm, color, and interest to your collection.

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