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The material culture of prejudice

Racist Objects The New York Times and the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia are partnering to collect stories of personal encounters with racist objects, like producer Logan Jaffe's grandmother's salt and pepper shakers. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 7, 2016 - 13 comments

A Radio Legend like no other.

Charlie Tuna dies at 71 Charlie Tuna, a disc jockey known to generations of Los Angeles-area radio listeners, has died at age 71 [more inside]
posted by shockingbluamp on Mar 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Camel Racing with a Robot Jockey

"Good," Mohammed said softly to his friend. "The robot is working."
posted by appleses on Jul 31, 2015 - 8 comments

Kevin Krigger and the Sport of Kings

"Black jockeys once dominated the Kentucky Derby, winning 15 of the first 28 titles between 1875 and 1902. They were former slaves and their sons – a vestige of colonial times, when planters owned both horses and riders. Post–Civil War, they were the country's best riders, but the narrow window opened by Reconstruction was slammed shut by Jim Crow. Even in Northern cities, white jockeys and officials ran black riders off the track, whitewashing their legacy. Churchill Downs was completely segregated throughout the 1950s. On May 4, 29-year-old jockey Kevin Krigger looks to reverse that history at Churchill Downs, riding Goldencents, an early top-10 favorite trained by Doug O'Neill (who trained last year's winner). Krigger is just the second black jockey to compete in the Derby since 1921, and the first from the U.S. Virgin Islands." Via Men's Journal
[more inside] posted by girlmightlive on Apr 17, 2013 - 5 comments

Win, place, and show

Daily Racing Form: from nags to doping! Horse racing is one of the oldest pastimes, with wagering on the nags following closely after. Betting intelligently requires either a good eye or an available record of past performance. Originally a Chicago newspaper, this periodical gives the tout the inside scoop on past performances. The monumental digitization of this paper brings a new light on racing sport. And they're off and running...
posted by mfoight on Oct 24, 2011 - 19 comments

Nevermind Zidane

Nevermind Zidane: jockey Paul O'Neill puts the head on his horse.
posted by ninebelow on Jul 26, 2006 - 10 comments

Look at that monkey go!

Happy Thanksgiving. Here is a gallery of photos of monkeys dressed as jockeys, riding other non-monkey animals.
posted by jonson on Nov 24, 2005 - 39 comments

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