I found a postcard in a record store on Haight.
Sent from Venice [Venizia - S. Marcus Place and doves] to Casablanca, dated 2 Nov. 52, just 38 days before 57 people were killed during a riot on the Moroccan city's streets.
At the time, Casablanca was home to 600,000 people, half of them Muslim. Headlines called the event a "murderous riot"—one that prodded an already tense racial landscape into turmoil.
65 years later, the city's population is over 3 million. Gene and Roy are surely dead. Casablanca has been free of French rule for six decades.
And still, today, our headlines haven't changed.