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June 6, 2015

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  1. Eartha Kitt took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of Batman. Eartha brought a more serious and ruthless Catwoman to the series. Creepy Eartha Kitt lacked Newmar's statuesque sexiness, nethertheless the usual romance between Catwoman and Batman was missed, in part, probably due to Eartha Kitts's race. "We felt it was a very provocative idea," recalled producer Charles FitzSimons about executive producer Bill Dozier's selection of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman; "She was a cat woman before we ever cast her as Catwoman. She had a cat-like style. Her eyes were cat-like and her singing was like a meow. This came as a wonderful off-beat idea to do it with a black woman."

    This colossal meta/photo blog is mostly about the history of Catwoman (aka Selina Kyle).

    http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2014/11/goodstuffs-blogging-magazine-166th-issue.html

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  2. I don’t understand how you can take one example of a half-black Ottoman pilot and use it to imply that the Ottomans were so “open-minded” compared to American society during WWI. Ahmet’s own grandmother was brought to Turkey as a slave. In fact, the Ottoman Empire was active in the African slave trade (as well as the slavery of other races) for centuries, all the way until the start of the First World War. Furthermore, this is the same Turkish Empire that committed the first 20th century holocaust against a minority group, systematically killing over a 1.5mil, during and after WWI

    Does a country having one black aviator equal an “open-minded” society? No, it does not. However, if we used this same logic and applied it to the US, then the millions of American blacks soldiers who fought in every American war, going back to the revolutionary war (1775–1783) would equal an open-minded society too. But I’m sure you wouldn’t agree with that!!!

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  3. Kaleiokalani J. BarelaJune 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Sudo kinda nails it. Also, slavery was outlawed in the United States about half a century before this picture was taken.

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  4. Victoria VallejoJune 9, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    There was no slavery in America in the 1910's. But there was plenty of people enslaved by the Ottoman Empire. And Muslims still have slaves today.

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  5. Victoria VallejoJune 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Yup. Turks slaughtered 1.5 million Christians.

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