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Forgotten Afro Wigs of 1975

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Even with the current renewed popularity of Afro hairstyles, I doubt we will see the return of any of these modes soon.

Original ads here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 24, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, 1970's, Hair and Hairstyling

Guillermo Gómez-Peña





If only I could make it out to Santa Rosa, CA, to see Guillermo Gómez-Peña in his upcoming performance. I am sure my consciousness would be raised to Olympian levels.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 03, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Annoying Things, Ethnic Groupings, Regionalism, Performance Art

The Little Foxes Club

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I can't find too much information on the "Little Foxes Club," whose mission was to promote African-American female beauty. In 1958, they had a beauty contest in Detroit.

Original article here.

And they were mentioned in this 1966 cheesecake photo.

Original article here.

I can only imagine the loud controversy such an organization would bring down upon itself in these times.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 24, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Ethnic Groupings, 1950's, 1960's, Women

The Secret Museum of Mankind

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What did you receive if you answered this ad and paid their fee?

Five books of odd photos. All now digitized and awaiting your perusal here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 11, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Books, 1930's

Uncle Tom and Little Eva



Not a single stereotype about African-Americans left unexplored!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 11, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Racism, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Cartoons, 1930's

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN



Ol' Blue Eyes fights prejudice with a smile and a song. Where's Frankie and his good-natured common sense when we need him today?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 27, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Music, PSA's, Racism, 1940's

Crazy Pygmy—Hilarious Dancing



What day is not brightened by the inexplicable and thoughtlessly ridiculed antics of a small person?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 01, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Ethnic Groupings, Human Marvels, 1930's, Dance

Strawberry-Flavored Salted Plums, with Honey and Chiles

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Who wants to try these Mexican goodies and tell me how they taste?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 08, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Food, North America

THE GOLDBERGS







Once upon a time, sheer Jewishness was exotic enough to supply material for sitcoms and product spokesmanship.

THE GOLDBERGS.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 05, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Family, Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, 1940's, 1950's

Germans Agog At Negro GIs

Descriptions of white explorers meeting dark-skinned tribes who have never seen a white person before are pretty common in travel/exploration literature. So common they're almost a cliche. Leave it to the Germans to switch things around a bit: Teutonic tribespeople bewildered by the sight of dark-skinned travelers from across the ocean. From the Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 1947:

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Mar 21, 2012 | Comments (12)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Racism, 1940's, Europe
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