Posts Tagged: Jim Crow

“The world’s happiest country” and its ever-growing moral conflict

Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) published his groundbreaking study on the United States’ racism problem in 1944. While Myrdal was a controversial figure and Sweden was into measuring the skulls of the Saami due to a pseudoscience called eugenics, his study leaves us with food for thought. One of these is denial of a serious social problem

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: A good one about cultural appropriation

“That blackness on your face it will come off, won’t it? You wipe that blackness off, and they’ll treat you like a man. We black, in a white man’s country, it ain’t nothing we can do about it. If you don’t understand that you don’t understand nothing.” John Marriott in Black like me (1964)*  

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