i don’t like

almost makes me mad at pears the fruit…
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the text reads:

the first step towards lightening 
The White Man’s Burden
is through teaching the virtues of cleanliness
Pears’ Soap
is a potent factor in brightening the dark corners of the earth as civilization advances, while amongst the cultured of all nations it holds the highest place – it is the ideal toilet soap.

 

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3 thoughts on “i don’t like

  1. When I was in high school, there was a special class that dealt with American perceptions of race and stereotypes. The teacher found a film that went through these and other stereotypes and what the sources of such stereotypes were and how they were used. As a class we would then discuss how the images made us feel. It was a really dynamic class and the make of the class was really diverse. I felt like they should have made it a requirement. It was interesting to discuss those topics with people who had both never seen them before, as well people who only saw a small segment of them.

    I am of the belief that now these images can finally be fought with the ability to create internet media more open to the masses the time is now to start a campaign of correcting the images. I am actually now searching for some artist at some of the religious Jewish schools in Jerusalem to get drawings done so I can start combating this.

  2. hi ehav! i want to take that class! i’m in awe that your high school offered it. good luck finding the artist and combating the negative images!! i hope you are well 🙂

  3. Hey Tiff,

    I am doing good. I hope all is well with you also. Also congradulations on soon having a documentary at the Mixed Roots Festival.

    Yeah, I had forgotten all about that class until your post. There were two teachers at my high school that were interested in trying to break down cultural lines. They worked together to start a group at the school called Fusion that was dedicated to the idea of students from various backgrounds working together. The school makeup was about 60% Euro-American, 20-30% African American, and 10% other.

    I even worked on a play about stereotypes for one of our programs, but were not able to do it because I couldn’t get people serious about it. I remember it was based on how segregated the lunch room was at the school. So I imagined what the different groups were saying about the other groups, and then one person from each group leaves to form a new table of understanding. I wish I had kept it.

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