Ever wonder what an all Caucasian NYC would look like? This historical video, Arteries of New York City, examines the transportation ins and outs of the burgeoning Metropolis in the early 1940’s, but also doubles as a racial snapshot of an era when people of color just weren’t sexy enough for the predominantly white silver-screen watching public. This was a time of segregation, even if in the North it was de facto. So take a walk down memory lane and see what an all vanilla city looked like and just imagine how many edits had to go into the making of this thing to make sure it remained eggshell white.
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