New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Aunt Jemima – Jennie Rothenberg Gritz – The Atlantic

You’ve said that Americans would rather talk about slavery than Jim Crow. Why?The most obvious reason is that there are no former slaves walking amongst us. Some of the people who lived during the Jim Crow period are still alive. That’s the first answer.But the other answer is that for a lot of Americans, it’s easier to admit that slavery existed. They have a really sanitized vision of slavery anyhow. But whatever it was, it’s over. Jim Crow, in many ways, is not over. The laws are gone, but the repercussions are still around. Looking at these images begs the question: How far are we from this now?

via New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Aunt Jemima – Jennie Rothenberg Gritz – The Atlantic.

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