American Cartoon Covering Racism and the Refugee Crisis

American cartoon responding to racism and the refugee crisis

Cartoon depicting the United States' response to the refugee crisis in Europe, as well as the racism and discrimination African Americans faced at home. The Pittsburgh Courier, April 16, 1938. Page 10.

Domestic concerns in the United States, including unemployment and national security, combined with prevalent antisemitism and racism, shaped America's immigration policies, responses to Nazism, and willingness to aid European Jews.


  • The Pittsburgh Courier

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