Henry Ford, an American hero and icon. He changed the lifestyle of the middle class and made owning an automobile possible for everyone. And let's not forget he was anti Semitic, and built war materials for the Nazis before the U.S. entered the WWII, his factory in Germany even using slave labor.
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A Black Rosie the Riveter was featured on the cover of the New Yorker magazine. The original picture of white Rosie frequently appears as an image of women’s equality as a laborer. The real Rosie worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant which produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers during World War II. The plant at that time was owned and run by Henry Ford who was known to be anti-Semitic, anti-union, and who hired women only under duress. There is currently a campaign to…
Henry Ford - The founder of the modern American automotive industry was also the 1920s king of American anti-Semitism. Henry Ford is best known for being the inventor of the assembly line method of manufacturing automobiles, but he was also an avid fan of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, the famous Russian anti-Semitic forgery. Ford blamed the Jews for everything from pornography to alcoholism to communism and beyond.