|Location||New York United States|
|Dimensions||Image: 12 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (31.8 x 27 cm)
Paper: 14 x 11 1/8 in. (35.6 x 28.3 cm)
Mat: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Framed: 24 11/16 x 20 11/16 in. (62.7 x 52.5 cm)
Caption in Weegee Archive:
Sign on WALL. . . NIGGERS STINK
DISCRIMINATION. . . that's the one word for it. . . books have been written and will continue to be written about this question. . . the SOLUTION I don't know. . . but here's one of the reasons for race riots. . . a poor white neighborhood. . . the occupants of the tenements are white bus drivers. . . street car conductors. . . elevator operators. . . shipping clerks, ETC. . . poorly paid white people who themselves get pushed around all day. . . by people they come in contact with in their work and by their straw bosses. . . so colored people crowded out of their own colored sections come looking for rooms in their neighborhood. . . so the ones that get pushed around themselves started now pushing the others around. . . by throwing rocks onto the windows of the colored occupants. . . this house in the background had the windows smashed in so many times that they were boarded up. . . a handy place for the sign in RED PAINT. . .
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Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993