This Black Guy Drew What It Was Like Being The Only Black Man In A White Office In The 60s, And It’s Worse Than You Think

There’s a lot of drama in the workplace, but probably only a handful of people have experienced it as much as the people of color who started entering predominantly white offices a few decades ago. Tom Floyd was born in Gary, Indiana in 1929 and operated his own advertising firm before working as a designer for the Inland Steel Company. There, his insights on racial dynamics were formed.

“As a ‘BLACK’ white collar worker having willingly and conscientiously taken an active part in America’s leading social pre-occupation… An experiment called ‘Integration’ … I feel compelled to assess my total experience and perhaps the experiences of other Blacks by saying…. ‘INTEGRATION IS A BITCH’…,” Tom Floyd commented.

Floyd used his personal experience as the only black man working in a white environment in the 60s, showcasing the absurd reality he was forced to be a part of. The cartoonist was a proponent of meaningful racial understanding and cooperation. His comic series ‘Integration is a Bitch’ was released in 1969, a time where the vast majority of works like it were rejected by publishers, too scared to deal with such a sensitive subject. Luckily, Floyd’s work managed to squeeze its way into the pressing machine, and people say it’s relevant even today.

More: Amazon h/t: boredpanda







































(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Norwegian Navy Officer And International Heartthrob Bears Striking Resemblance To Thor
Early 1950s Tijuana Bible, a Humorous Pamphlet About Urination
Simpsons Illustrator Imagines What Animals Would Do On Halloween
Illustrator Draws On Her Self-Portraits To Create Fun, Whimsical Images
Amazing Snapchat Art by Dasha Battelle
Me & My Other Me
Cake Artist Makes Amazing Cakes That Look Just Like Everyday Objects
The Uncannily Realistic Landscapes Of Carolyn H. Edlund
Artist Joe Webb Creates Cynical And Shocking Collages That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth About Our Modern World
Disney Artist Inserts Beloved Characters Into Old, Traditional Japanese Photos
This Man Photoshopped Himself into Stock Photos and it's Perfect
The Best Of Black Lives Matter Protest Signs
20 Honest Valentine’s Day Cards. Offensive & Hysterical.
Cozy Past in Romantic and Nostalgic Paintings by Philipp Kubarev
35 Brides Before And After Their Wedding Makeup That You’ll Barely Recognize
Artist Transforms Boring City Life Into Fun Scenes Using Magazine Cutouts
An Illustrated Guide To Life's Most Annoying Moments
Daniel Garcia Creates Thought-Provoking Illustrations That Show What’s Wrong With Our Society
Hardware Steve Jobs
This Girl Made A Yummy Apple Turnovers Shaped Like Jabba The Hutt
Woumpah
"Time In Motion": Absolutely Amazing Digital Illustrations By The Russian Artist Evgeny Kazantsev
Single Dad Illustrates What It’s Like To Raise A Child, And It’ll Melt Your Heart
This Photographer Makes Hyper Realistic 3D Scene Of UFO Crash
Minimalist Christmas Cards Cleverly Use Type To Create Colorful Festive Images
Twitter Users Recreate Famous Paintings With Sandwiches
Artist And Cancer Survivor Creates Sincere Empathy Cards
These Ridiculous Propaganda Postcards Warn Men About The Dangers Of Women’s Rights From The Early 20th Century
WikiLeaks
This Korean Tattoo Artist Creates Tattoo Cover-Up Masterpieces!