Saturday, July 25, 2009

In Detroit, 1942

Race relations. Often strained in Detroit and everywhere else. This photograph is courtesy of the Library of Congress, and has to do with housing wartime black workers. Nice.

Have we made progress since 1942? Yes, but it's been tough going. Is race more culture or skin color? The human race is one, so what's up? What about someone with "mixed blood," like Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez (Salma Hayek)? She may pave the way for the future, when we can all get along.

-- PM.


  1. In Detroit you only have to change two words on that sign to show proof that nothing has changed. i am tired of the dialog about dialog that no one cares to listen to only talk about.

    "You have no voice here. You don't look like me."
    Monica Conyers to a white union trades rep while the public discussion over Cobo Hall was going on.

  2. I took home "One Human Family" stickers on my recent Key West visit. I love that.


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