Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Turbans & The Jim Crow South

Turbans helped some dark skinned Asians escape issues of color in the Jim Crow south, according to this interesting story from NPR's Code Switch.  It also helped some African Americans!

Vanderbilt historian, Paul Kramer, says some African Americans:
... sometimes added robes, accents and carefully cultivated personas to bypass segregation laws and other kinds of discrimination 

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