Tag: racism

On June 22, 1996, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan converged on the city hall building in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seventeen members had massed on the second-floor promenade, dressed in white hoods and with a permit from city officials allowing them to hold a rally. Led that day by Jeffery Berry, a National Imperial Wizard at that time, the…

As an addendum to yesterday’s post, a revealing caveat about Norman Rockwell’s political leanings and his relationship with the Saturday Evening Post:

The [The Problem We All Live With] was originally published as a centerfold in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look. Rockwell had ended his contract with the Saturday Evening Post the previous year due to frustration

Back in August, I got into a small YouTube mail fracas (I know) with Yannis Pappas, the white male comedian who portrays “Maurica Rodriguez,” a stereotypical sassy Latina from the Lower East Side. Someone sent his video links to my boyfriend, who is in the band Das Racist, suggesting he might like it.

Here’s a message from the late 1940s/early 1950s delivered by Vincent Price at the conclusion of a radio broadcast of “The Saint.” It has a certain public service announcement feel to it, as Price is attempting to sound more informative and less creepy.