Racial stereotypes, Racial bias, Prejudice
I'm a Black Cowboy. This is My Story. The New York Times 5 August 2020
I'm a Black Cowboy. This is My Story. Video Op-Docs The New York Times 5 August 2020
Cowboys are among the most iconic figures of the American West.
They’re mythologized as strong, independent people
who live and die by their own terms on the frontier.
And in movies, the people who play them are mostly white.
But as with many elements of Americana,
the idea of who cowboys are is actually whitewashed
— scholars estimate that in the pioneer era,
one in four cowboys were black.
The historian Quintard Taylor writes about how before then,
"were part of the expansion of the livestock industry
into colonial South Carolina,
passing their herding skills down through the generations
and steadily across the Gulf Coast states to Texas."
In Dillon Hayes's "All I Have to Offer You Is Me,"
we meet Larry Callies,
who comes from a long line of cowboys. Growing up in Texas,
Callies dreamed of becoming like Charley Pride,
the first African-American inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
As with the cowboy, there’s an assumption of who makes up country music,
despite its diverse history.
The breakthrough of artists like Lil Nas X, Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown
has returned attention to the contributions of black artists to the genre.
Callies’s journey shows what we lose
when we don’t acknowledge the full breadth of history.
She called police on him in Central Park. Hear his response CNN 27 May 2020
She called police on him in Central Park. Hear his response Video CNN 27 May 2020
speaks with CNN's Don Lemon about the encounter he had
with a white woman who called the police on him
during an encounter involving her unleashed dog in Central Park.
be racially profiled for “eating while Black”
living while Black’ incidents
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Light And Dark:
The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography
NPR by Tell Me More Staff April 16, 2014
bear a bias
death penalty > race bias
An Aunt Jemima advertisement
in The Saturday Evening Post on May 10, 1919.
The character would outlast Green for 87 years on labels and boxes,
until last month, when Quaker Oats announced her retirement.
The Advertising Archives/Alamy
Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’
A nanny and cook,
she played the part as the pancake flour company
that employed her perpetuated a racial stereotype.
She died 97 years ago in Chicago.
Published July 17, 2020
Updated July 18, 2020
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