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Always. Even if I’m at someone else’s house. I thought everyone did this.
I thought this was just a black thing. I have a house clothes wardrobe
I think it is just a black thing. White kids I knew growing up didn’t do this.
My co worker came to work one day with loafers with fur on the inside. I had jokes so I asked him why he brought his house shoes to work.He nor any other my coworkers knew what the hell I was talking about.
me: House shoes…you know..shoes you only wear in the house.
them: O.O…..ohhhhhhh kind of like ..like slippers..
me: yes, but they don’t have to be slippers.
them: but how does that…I think she just insulted him.
me: yes. yes I did.
Louis Draper, Plucked From Obscurity
By John Edwin Mason
Until recently, histories of photography would have ignored Louis H. Draper — not because of the quality of his photographs, but because of the color of his skin. With the exception of Gordon Parks, African-Americans were mostly glossed over or excluded altogether.
But over the last 25 years, a new generation of historians and curators have worked to pluck from obscurity photographers who were marginalized because of color, gender, geography or class. Those efforts were often thwarted by the loss of photographers’ papers and prints. Luckily, Mr. Draper had preserved an archive, and in recent years, his work has risen in visibility and esteem. [Continue reading at the New York Times.]