The Way It Was (and Somewhat Still Is)
There are 324,707,000 Americans living in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.3%–13.3% of the U.S. population is black, and 12.5% is Hispanic, as compared to one of every ten (of 10%) in 1944. But that additional number is substantial.
In 1951 The Pictograph Corporation for Public Affairs Committee Inc. reproduced Dr. Gunnar Myrdal’s findings about what many Americans “say about Negroes and what they really think.” He found that many Americans “indignantly deny that there is a ‘Negro problem’ in America” and deny the “symptom of tension.”
Times have changed but some attitudes, despite Barack Obama’s presidency, remain the same. This piece of graphic nostalgia makes the point all too clearly.
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