Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world. holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor
“A controversial homemade doll that’s often found in the South is the “topsy-turvy doll,” The topsy-turvies existed because the slave masters actually didn’t want the slave children to have dolls that looked like themselves, which would give them a sense of empowerment. “When the slave master was gone, the kids would have the black side, but when the slave master was around, they would have the white side
Sacagawea - interpreter for Lewis and Clark during the U.S. government’s first exploration of the Northwest. Sacagawea’s role was to help negotiate safe and peaceful passages through tribal lands. (there are no known photos of sacagawea, pictured is another Shoshone woman made late in the 19th century)
African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.
Why did such shit like this really happened? It should never happened, but it did. Was it because the white men thought that they was so much better after all? I'm a white. And I can't really see that this makes any sense at all. The genocide of 100 million american natives were a terrible act of cruelty, for that there is no excuse for those who did it. They too should have been butchered down in the name of justice.
The American Indian Holocaust, known as the “500 year war” and the “World’s Longest Holocaust In The History Of Mankind And Loss Of Human Lives.” GENOCIDE AND DENYING IT: WHY WE ARE NOT TAUGHT THAT THE Andrew Herskovitz's photo: NATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA WERE EXTERMINATED Death Toll: 95,000,000 to 114,000,000