Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Days of Casual Racism

One of the benefits of being a historian is discovering little gems like this that so boldly remind us that not so long ago, casual racism was, well, casual. From a 1919 lumber company union magazine about a game of baseball between white and Japanese mill workers:

“A triple play in the first stanza, at a juncture when the Japs had filled the bags with none down, featured that inning and left the little brown men helplessly dazed."