Acura Apologizes For Light-Skinned Language Used On Casting Sheet

Luxury automaker Acura has apologized for the "language" used in a casting call for their Super Bowl ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld that specified they didn't want a black actor who was "too dark" in the description. Nowhere in their apology do they seem to offer a mea culpa for wanting a light-skinned actor, just for… » 4/18/12 2:30pm 4/18/12 2:30pm

Only Light-Skinned Blacks Need Apply For Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad

A casting call notice for this year's Acura Super Bowl Ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno obtained by TMZ indicates Acura's agency wanted an African-American actor for the role of the dealer, so long as he was "Not too dark" and "Nice looking, friendly." UPDATE! » 4/18/12 10:45am 4/18/12 10:45am

The Guide That Helped Black Motorists Drive Around Jim Crow

For nearly three decades, black Americans had one source of reliable information about roadside businesses open to them, dubbed "The Green Book." In 1949, publisher Victor Green wrote about how he hoped his guide would become unnecessary one day. » 1/17/11 2:00pm 1/17/11 2:00pm