February 14, 2012
The Darker Side of Valentine's Day: Northwestern U. Professor Explores Racist Greeting Cards
Every year when Valentine's Day comes around, there's a spate of news articles or blog rants criticizing the holiday for being a shameless commercial ploy to get people to go out and buy pink and red junk: heart-shaped balloons, indulgent sweets, gigantic stuffed animals, and cards with flattering poetry.
Harvey Young, an associate professor of African-American studies and performance at Northwestern University, is not a Valentine's Day hater. This morning his wife will receive a