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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.

Jaden Johnson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:35 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 |

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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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.

Deanna Dahlsad's comment, February 7, 2013 5:33 AM
The little girl may be cute; the watermelon and poor English is horrible!
Laura Brown's comment, February 7, 2013 10:35 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 10:39 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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