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Cal - Thanks for the reply.
You are certainly right about racial prejudice, but I doubt that it differed
to any marked degree in other sections of the U.S.
The point that is often lost in these discussions is the pervasive ridicule
of any group which fell outside the accepted "movie star" category. Every
immigrant group, every minority religion, every unpopular political group,
every physical disability was targeted with equal abandon. As another post
said, it is as much madness to ignore these facts as it is to judge them by
our standards. Both issues must be addressed. We are talking about history
here, not an immutable, frozen theorem. Every generation has a right to and
does re-examine history. We just have to make sure that the basic information
is available, uncensored by some succeeding generations' prejudices or
"enlightenments".
Gene Stavis - School of Visual Arts, NYC