Category Archives: Racism

My True South: Why I Decided to Return Home

By Jesmyn Ward in Time When people ask me why I returned home to Mississippi after years of living in the West, the East and the Midwest, I simply say this: I moved home because I love the beauty of … Continue reading

Posted in Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Time Magazine

How Richmond is addressing the debate over Confederate monuments 1 year after Charlottesville

By Meghan Keneally of ABC News On Richmond’s distinguished Monument Avenue, a statue of Robert E. Lee and his horse stand triumphant, just one of the many Civil War monuments erected in what was once the capital of the Confederacy. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Discrimination, Racism, United States

What Nelson Mandela Lost

The South African freedom fighter’s letters from prison remind us that the separation of families is the ultimate expression of state power. By Professor Tayari Jones of Emory University and published by the New York Times Some time ago, the … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Nelson Mandela, New York Times, Racism

No One Really Understands the South

By Alexis Okeowo of the New York Times “Why do black people still live in the South?” a black friend from Chicago asked me last year, genuinely bewildered. My friend was viewing the Deep South through the lens that popular … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis

I Am Not a Racist, And So Are You

By Stephen Beckner in Skeptic  There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space to highlight their vital and under-appreciated roles…and a group or coalition encouraging another group to go … Continue reading

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