Cultural History
Follow
Find tag "race"
733 views | +5 today
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from History of Social and Political Advances
Scoop.it!

These 19 Photos Of Black Activism Through The Years Will Stun You

These 19 Photos Of Black Activism Through The Years Will Stun You | Cultural History | Scoop.it
As history shows, racial injustice in America and the fight to resolve it has been a long, rigorous battle -- and it is one still being fought today.

Generations of activists have been fueled by the fight against the systemic and social inequalit...

Via Darcy Delaproser, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Crimes Against Humanity
Scoop.it!

Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial

Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Via Darcy Delaproser, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

The End of the Negro Writer: Julian Mayfield, John Henrik Clarke, and James Baldwin

Dr. Lawrence Jackson, Professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University and author of The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920 | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Pamphlets written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the subject of lynching comprise a substantial body of innovative writing, reporting, and analysis in U.S. intellectual history. In the 1890s especially, nascent professional social scientists, media opinion shapers, and leaders in the black community acknowledged and relied on her work.1 Indeed, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's foundational insights into the complex social dynamics behind the lynching for rape scenario have stood the test of time in the more than one hundred years since she penned them; yet her status and recognition as a social critic in the ensuing years has been embattled, to say the least.2 At her death in 1931, for example, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) journal, The Crisis, that her work had been "easily forgotten" and "taken to greater success" by others.3 Wells-Barnett herself complained in a diary of the neglect of "my anti-lynching contribution" in early black history textbooks penned by the influential scholar Carter G. Woodson.4 This essay suggests that rather than comprising a "forgotten" body work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet writings were appropriated and transformed by peers and colleagues in social reform. In turn, they marginalized her as author and leader.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:00 PM

In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker | Cultural History | Scoop.it

“I’m pretty sure if you get in your Delorean and go back to the point where any colonized people first encountered the white man, the thought was not “That’s fucking attractive!” It was more like “What is that yellow haired thing with the demon eyes?!”

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Human Interest
Scoop.it!

Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops

Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Mills spent the next decade researching the barbershop trade for his book, Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in A...

Via Jukka Melaranta
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Human Interest
Scoop.it!

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.

 

White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown

Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke University published a report with a bold title: “The End of the Segregated Century.” U.S. cities, the authors concluded, were less segregated in 2012 than they had been at any point since 1910. But less segregated does not necessarily mean integrated–something this incredible map makes clear in vivd color.

The map, created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is stunningly comprehensive. Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, it shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That’s 308,745,538 dots in all–around 7 GB of visual data. It isn’t the first map to show the country’s ethnic distribution, nor is it the first to show every single citizen, but it is the first to do both, making it the most comprehensive map of race in America ever created.


Via Seth Dixon, Michael Miller, Jukka Melaranta
more...
Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:41 PM

We can use maps to think spatially,make connections, and find patterns. Maps can also be used as a way to compare change over time, as in this particular case where maps from the present were compared with maps from over fifty years ago when racial segregation was plainly obvious. Now, however, when we compare past maps with those of the present, the change over time factor becomes clearly evident, revealing why maps are so useful in determining continuities or changes.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Community Village World History
Scoop.it!

Gender, Race, and Rape During the Civil War

Gender, Race, and Rape During the Civil War | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Slavery, the value of chastity, and laws that favored men all made it difficult for women to find justice during the chaos of war.

Via Community Village Sites
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Human Interest
Scoop.it!

The First Black Player in the Major Leagues Lived His Life as a White Man

The First Black Player in the Major Leagues Lived His Life as a White Man | Cultural History | Scoop.it

On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis knocked out James Braddock with a right to the jaw to become the world heavyweight champion. At a time when Major League Baseball was still a decade from integration, Louis’ victory in Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a triumph for black America, and for racial progress. “What my father did was enable white America to think of him as an American, not as a black,” Joe Louis Jr. told ESPN in 1999. “By winning, he became white America’s first black hero.”

Three months before the fight, another notable moment involving race and sports occurred in the same city: the death of a 76-year-old man named William Edward White, of blood poisoning after a slip on an icy sidewalk and a broken arm. Fifty-eight years earlier, White played a single game for the Providence Grays of baseball’s National League to become, as best as can be determined, the first African-American player in big-league history. Unlike Louis’ knockout, though, White’s death merited no coverage in the local or national press. A clue as to why can be found in cursive handwriting in box No. 4 on White’s death certificate, which is labeled COLOR OR RACE. The box reads: “White.” 


Via Seth Dixon, Jukka Melaranta
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 2014 1:20 PM

Race is a socially constructed concept more than it is a genetic reality.  In 1860, William White was born to a biracial slave, with the paternity coming from the white slave owner.  According to the times, he was officially considered black but he could racially pass in white society.  So is he a pioneer for African-Americans if he was "racially passing?"  The cultural nuances of those like William White is a fascinating portal into how we think about race and identity. 

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim?

Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim? | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Digging up the tangled roots of Americans’ (generally erroneous) belief in their own Indian heritage.


Discussed: White Americans Taking on Faux–American Indian Identities, Bob Dylan, The Two Most Popular Ancestral Myths in the United States, Elizabeth Warren’s High Cheekbones, The “Right Kind of People,” The Spirit of the Continent, 1820s “Vanishing Native” Narratives, Mohawk Insults, Grave

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from History and Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty.

What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty. | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The phrase 'sold down the river' means you've been betrayed. It used to mean something far worse.


"River" was a literal reference to the Mississippi or Ohio rivers. For much of the first half of the nineteenth century, Louisville, Ky., was one of the largest slave trading marketplaces in the country. Slaves would be taken to Louisville to be "sold down the river" and transported to the cotton plantations in states further south.

In his 2010 history of the Mississippi River, journalist Lee Sandlin said that "the threat of being 'sold down the river' was seen as tantamount to a death sentence."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Community Village World History
Scoop.it!

10 examples of #AAPI’s rich history of resistance

10 examples of #AAPI’s rich history of resistance | Cultural History | Scoop.it


"In the wake of the #AsianPrivilege response hash-tag to #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril, it appears as if (among other misguided ideas) there is a prevailing notion out there that, in contrast to other minorities, Asian Americans “lack a history of resistance” (or that we think we do), and that this invisibility and dearth of civil rights history actually confers upon the Asian American community a form of racial privilege.


..."



Via Community Village Sites
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Body Snatchers of Old New York

Body Snatchers of Old New York | Cultural History | Scoop.it

There was a lot to be afraid of in New York after the Revolutionary War. Burned buildings loomed out of dark, crooked streets, which met at strange angles. Fights broke out in the taverns, while thieves lurked in the shadows. Families huddled in shantytowns constructed out of ships’ canvasses, while garbage piled high on the corners. The city watch was nothing more than forty men with clubs.


Besides the thieves and the brawls, people feared the medical students. The young men in black suits who studied at Columbia College and New York Hospital did as their teachers from England and Scotland had done: they learned anatomy by dissecting bodies stolen from the local cemeteries. In London and Edinburgh, a quasi-professional class of grave-robbers known as the “Resurrection Men” dug fresh corpses from the cemeteries of the poor and brought them to the medical school. In eighteenth-century New York, the medical students robbed the graves themselves, sneaking into cemeteries on cold, moonless nights and carrying wooden shovels to avoid the loud scrape of metal on stone.


But the bodies on the dissecting tables in New York often had a different hue than the bodies in Europe.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

African - American slaves still serving after death.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 2, 2013 5:27 PM

African - American slaves still serving after death.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 2, 2013 5:27 PM

African - American slaves still serving after death.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

Mormon History and Indian History

Mormon History and Indian History | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The problem with Mormon history is that it focuses on Mormons. I make this paradoxical statement to intentionally overstate the case—but there is some truth to it.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

When an entire Native American community, their neighbors, disappears, it doesn't get a mention in the annals of history, the stories of the past.


As Compton writes," the story of “the west” is more than the story of English-speaking European whites heroically exploring and settling it." While victors get to tell their stories, write the histories, what happened in the past did ocurr.


Compton says, "While telling the Indian’s side of the story will undoubtedly add an element of stark tragedy to our narrative, such a compound historical lens will be an important characteristic of a mature, holistic Mormon history." Important words for any one, group or individual, to remember.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:16 PM

When an entire Native American community, their neighbors, disappears, it doesn't get a mention in the annals of history, the stories of the past.


As Compton writes," the story of “the west” is more than the story of English-speaking European whites heroically exploring and settling it." While victors get to tell their stories, write the histories, what happened in the past did ocurr.


Compton says, "While telling the Indian’s side of the story will undoubtedly add an element of stark tragedy to our narrative, such a compound historical lens will be an important characteristic of a mature, holistic Mormon history." Important words for any one, group or individual, to remember.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

Tom Wolfe on Radical Chic and Leonard Bernstein's Party for the Black Panthers -- New York Magazine

Tom Wolfe on Radical Chic and Leonard Bernstein's Party for the Black Panthers -- New York Magazine | Cultural History | Scoop.it
“. . . It’s a tricky business, integrating new politics with tried and true social motifs . . .”
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Archaeology News
Scoop.it!

Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian...

Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian... | Cultural History | Scoop.it

atural selection is not the sole factor in skin tone variation across the Indian sub-continent, with cultural and linguistic traits still delineating this skin pigment genetic mutation


...But while the complete dominance of the gene in Europeans is likely to be solely down to natural selection, they say, the rich diversity of this genetic variant in India – high in some populations while non-existent in others, even neighbouring ones – has some correlation with factors of language, ancestral migration and distinct social practices such as limiting marriage partners to those with specific criteria.


Via David Connolly
more...
David Connolly's curator insight, November 14, 2013 3:53 PM

Has some interesting concepts hidden in this.   the death of the Ayran destruction of the Harrapans theory...  for one!

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines)

The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines) | Cultural History | Scoop.it

You need to keep scrolling, reading; because if you don’t, your lack of attention is as bad as the lack of context. And then “Well done Tumblr. You posted a picture without context and made two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.” becomes “Well done lazy reader. You now think two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.”

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:41 PM

What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:42 PM

What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

50th Anniversary March on Washington

50th Anniversary March on Washington | Cultural History | Scoop.it

AUGUST 28, 2013 MARCH TO CULMINATE IN SPEECH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE VERY SPOT WHERE DR. KING DELIVERED HIS “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier | Cultural History | Scoop.it
blackhistoryalbum: “ BUFFALO SOLDIER A studio portrait of an unidentified African American soldier posing with buffalo hide. ca. 1860-1880. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and...
more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:16 AM

He's hot. ...Maybe it's my thing for cowboys.

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.