Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack are widely credited with helping end segregation in Las Vegas, by refusing to perform in venues that wouldn’t allow blacks.
When Huckleberry Finn was first published, it was banned not for being racist as it is many times today, but for NOT being racist. It showed the friendship between a black man and a white boy.
A man who wanted to create a whites-only town in North Dakota was found to be of African descent.
After the 1929 stock market crash, the US government deported millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans regardless of citizenship.
Up until the 1960’s, black Americans with cars could purchase a “Green Book” that would tell them which towns across America had colored facilities, which towns didn’t accept black people out after dark, and which places to avoid visiting if they wanted to survive their trip.
A KKK Grand Dragon, confined to a wheelchair, had been threatening a local rabbi. The rabbi responded by offering the man compassion, friendship, and transportation around town. They became friends and the Grand Dragon eventually quit the KKK and converted to Judaism.
A 2011 Harvard/Tufts study showed that most white Americans now believe anti-white racism has surpassed anti-black racism in the U.S.
Butterfly McQueen, one of the stars of “Gone with the Wind,” was unable to attend the film’s premiere because it was held in a whites-only theater.
A white business owner slapped and spat on an elderly black woman shouting “Rosa Parks MOVE!”. She happened to be a Cook County Judge on a cigarette break.
White supremacist and racist Craig Cobb said he would take a genetic test, and receive the results on live television. He was found to be 14% Sub-Saharan African.