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Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith
Ferguson: Riot or Rebellion?
Assistant Professor of Education, College of the Holy Cross
Race plays a significant role in how violence is framed for the public. And though such framing may begin informally in conversation or in popular media, it persists in what our children are taught in school and affects the way we understand each other.
Stampede to the Exit
Richard J. Rosendall
Contributor, Washington Blade
Thanks to a Tar Heel friend who alerted me to issue ads in the North Carolina senate race, I now know that "for six years the policies of Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have dominated Washington." Karl Rove's American Crossroads, you see, is touting Republican Thom Tillis.
How the Jewish New Year Can Change Our World
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.
Wagner College, Associate Professor, Department of Government ...
Jewish tradition states the world is being judged right now at this New Year. However presumptuous the claim, it's not a bad thing to have oversight.
How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever
Melissa T. Shultz
Author, Acquisitions/Editor for Jim Donovan Literary
My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.
Breaking the Code of Silence
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.
Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession
The Zinn Education Project
Teaching a people's history
The term "race riot" does not adequately describe the events of May 31 - June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
Those brown and black LGBTQ people have been bleached from the written history of that night. Many LGBTQ blacks and Latinos argue that one of the reasons for the gulf between whites and themselves is the fact that the dominant queer community rewrote the narrative of Stonewall.
Rodney King: An Imperfect Victim Who Died a Perfect Hero
Too often when considering injustice, we want perfect victims -- the victim who did nothing to provoke others, whose moral code remains unblemished. But if justice were the privilege of the perfect, there wouldn't be much need for it.
Is the Tea Party Future Unfolding in London?
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
I worry we are seeing the Tea Party future unfolding in London. It is a future where the wealthiest citizens are not taxed and vital health, educational, and welfare services for everyone else are cut.
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90 Years On: A Look Back At The Tulsa Race Riot
Adrian Margaret Brune
A.M. Brune is a freelance writer and contributor to The Guardi...
Despite the efforts of journalists over the years, Tulsans always managed to sweep the riot's history under the rug. For nearly eight decades, the riot remained Tulsa's closeted skeleton.
What For Sterilization Victims?
Philip N. Cohen
Sociologist at University of Maryland
Race Riots Grip Italian Town Rosarno, and Mafia Is Suspected
"Driving While Black," "Negro Riots," and Two Nations
Kenneth C. Davis
Author, "Don't Know Much About History"
On August 11, 1965, an all-too-frequent stop of a black man by a white police officer exploded into one of the worst urban riots in American history.
We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds
President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.
... and They Dreamed
Val Strange is a writer journeying these dis-United States and...
MLK's charismatic call for erasing the divide between blacks and whites still speaks to us today. The similarity of Obama's auspicious message is uncanny. And change: Ready or not, here it comes.
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