A Thousand Words - Embracing Diversity in the Post-WWII Era
Check out this government nutrition poster from the post WWII era, featuring African-American and Asian children! While I have to wonder if the artist had actually seen an African-American child (what's with that enormous upper lip? perhaps he was shooting for a young Louis Armstrong?), it bears remarking that our government was actively fostering diversity and linking it to the concept of a "Strong America." This message was also being echoed in government-sponsored radio advertising of the same era, which stressed the importance of embracing not just all races but also all religions, including Catholics and Jews. You wonder how it took 60 more years to get to where we are now.