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    Posted 10 years ago

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    These images however cruel and or degrading they may be are examples of 19th and 20th century text books that were circulated through out the world to blatantly encourage children to be racist, sexist and or discriminatory toward black people.
    This is proof that racism is taught not born.

    These book are a few of the many, that were circulated with a purposes. Among the examples are a German version, an English verson from England, an American version and a Dutch version.
    The title of the books are Ten Little Niggers, Nine Niggers More and Simple Addition of a Little Nigger.
    Many people tend to refute this. But, unfortunately for them they can't denie the existence of the matreials.

    I thank for looking. Please understand that I have no intention of offending anyone. My purposes is soley that of education.

    I welcome any and all infoemation pertaining to the subject matter.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Well stated argument cwpost!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      I never know what to do with items I run into like this. Obviously offensive, and almost beyond my comprehension. But historic. But yucky. Not comparing the two, but I get the same feeling with Nazi stuff. What do you do with it.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Amber, you can send it to me! I will sell it & keep the money!
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Thanks for posting and your description story about the "Information" on these item is understandable. It seems to have been brushed under the table now days, but there was a lot of these and other related items from not so long ago. Will say as a whole , We as human beings have come a long way, but there's a long road ahead still. Racism goes both ways and we all need to learn to respect the individual as that and then you judge them on their merits not skin tone, religion or sexual preference.
    5. cwpost cwpost, 10 years ago
      It was around 2004, O opened an antique store in the South Bronx located on Bruckner Boulevard .It was around that time to the infamous Bill Cosby came to my store. And while browsing through some of the antique he located some of these items along with other offensive items and purchased them and destroyed them imediately. At this time, I decided to collect them and share them with others.
      . And they were among them where they were many items that will fill your head with the black bag with a shin he spent approximately six to eight thousand dollars. At that time he took all the items purchased took them outside rip them up in 20 min ago bitch. It was from that point on it I decide to become a collector to save these items. With that being said I always remember what my grandmother said. She was not an educated woman but she said to me never forget the past for you up doing to leave it in the future. Therefore I decide to collect these items and share them with whomever
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Example of the need to preserve item of this nature, can be related to what Amber say earlier. Nazi party items and such. The "Holocaust" museum deals with the same notion with some very dreadful photos and related items. to remind today's generation and future generations of the horrors depicted of the Jews in the 1930's-40's. I believe your collection of the "Black" items deserve the same consideration. Sounds as if your grandmother was a very smart woman, good words to remember.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Like your attitude but see another side. This ground is too rocky to plow.
    8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 years ago
      Thank you for sharing.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      To not preserve is to deny/ falsify history for future generations. How else will they learn? Of course they forget or ignore & repeat mistakes of the past. To learn from others mistakes is a virtue while learning from your own mistakes is not.
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Lucas, I know or think I know what you're meaning, but as I stated earlier. "Racism goes both ways" doesn't matter which color a person is. Distrust and animosities have been passed down through generations toward anyone that is different from that persons norm.
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      kerry, you have that right. I have lived in 90% black islands for 42 yrs & get along fine with those that want to get along no matter what their creed or race is. I encourage local friends to call me Honky because it doesn't bother me & turns racism into humour. I have had local friends tell me that they don't like to be patronized by "honky's" from the north & will take advantage of them because they resent that. As stated," this ground too rocky to plow". Count me out as this is not the place or time.
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Lucas totally understand and am in full agreement, not the place nor time, I appreciated your opinions and they are always noted. Wasn't trying to stir anything, and probably should have just been looking and not speaking.
      cwpost, feel free to delete any or all my comments, as you see fit.
    13. cwpost cwpost, 10 years ago
      Thanks to all. I got precisely what I expected. I am well aware that this is s topic that goes deep into the souls of so many. However, it must not be forgotten. Only through unification can we save our planet from total distruction. Respecing the rights of others is the key.
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Thank you cwpost. Best to be remembered, - but not forgotten!
    15. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 10 years ago
      I was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama in the 1960's. My father was illiterate but I remember him saying" if a man works and takes care of his family , you shouldn't judge him or his life". In his later years he said "we were to poor to be prejudice ". Just sharing not making a statement.
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 10 years ago
      cwpost, thank you for showing us how is was....I was exposed to that in a different Asia. Thank you for sharing...very deep but true.
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Hey, Thoscahaba! I was born 70 mi. away in Anniston. You should see how things work in the islands! You can be parked & a local runs into you & it is your fault! This is no joke! Many friends have had to pay damages that way. Just figure it's the reverse of the coin & have to live with it. Prejudice works both ways & don't forget that. This field is too rocky to plow.
    18. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Proof that racism is taught not born: toddlers on the playground!

      This type item is significant to our history. To me the context of display is important, but like amber these racist items (and Nazi items) do make me uncomfortable.

      In antique images, I used to avoid racist images. Over the years, I have found that many of the collectors were African Americans, who like you wanted to preserve the history and educate others.

      Now I understand that the images are important parts of American History and significant in understanding the experience of many Americans.

    19. cwpost cwpost, 10 years ago
      I am happy to share information as such. In fact, I have so many of these items that on many occasions it is necessary that I desensitize myself after looking over my collection. On occasion, I will list a few items.
    20. MichiganMillsJr MichiganMillsJr, 10 years ago
      I really respect you for seeing the historical value in these items. Thanks for sharing!

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