NPR interviews Hank Willis Thomas on his exhibition showcasing images of white women in advertizing. It’s a follow up to his 2008 exhibition, “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America.” “I think what happens with ads — when we put text and logos on them, we do all the heavy lifting of making them make sense to us. But when you see the image naked, or unbranded, you start to really ask questions.”
Posted November 8, 2011
The Edge of the American West has a post about Charles Schulz’ introduction of Franklin in Peanuts as Schulz’ quietly anti-racist response to the times, and juxtaposes it with Hank Ketcham’s Jackson, the first African-American character in Dennis the Menace. Scroll down to the comments for an excerpt of an interview where Schulz discusses responses to Franklin.