We’ve come a long way, but have a long way to go

By: Belinda Kayton, Media Strategist at The MediaShop

My daughter looked horrified. As she rushed towards me I could see she was really freaked out. She was doing some research for a history essay she was writing about racism in entertainment and education, and she had found something that she could not believe was actually used as an educational tool.

It was a counting book used in American education in the 1920’s and 1930’s called ”The Ten Little Niggers”! Her research had brought to light some unbelieve racism that was deemed perfectly acceptable at the time. The ‘black face’ in entertainment is right up there with the worst of the examples.

Read the full article here: http://www.mediashop.co.za/blog/marketing/item/308-we-ve-come-a-long-way-but-have-a-long-way-to-go