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Troubling Talk, Kentucky

“Then I says to her, ‘look at them n***ers runnin’ around outside,’ that really aggravated her. And I use the word ‘it’, you hear that? That’d make her real mad too.” 652 more words


GRAND FORMAT. Une histoire de la ségrégation, par Gordon Parks - [tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/]

Hasard du calendrier : à l’heure où la mort de Michael Brown et les émeutes de Ferguson ont fait ressurgir la question des discriminations raciales aux Etat-Unis, le High Museum of Art d’Atlanta s’apprête à mettre à l’honneur un photographe emblématique des droits civiques, Gordon Parks. 108 more words


Naomi Shihab Nye: On growing up in Ferguson and Palestine

I grew up in Ferguson, Mo.  No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County.

Then my family moved to Palestine – my father’s first home. 243 more words

Social Justice

4 Disturbing Revelations in the Wake of Ferguson

The tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri the past month have brought four important issues into sharp focus that normally do not receive much notice.

1) Blacks continue to be excluded from mainstream America… 1,406 more words


The Many Fergusons and Lower Ninth Wards across the Nation

From time to time, places like Ferguson (Missouri) and Lower Ninth Ward (New Orleans, Louisiana) get the attention of mainstream media in the context of spectacular tragedies, and enter the consciousness of the American people.   1,177 more words


Old News ( Written for trayvon revised and reposted for Michael)

Another young man dies
Is it so precious, so critical
to establish blame
that we have no time
to spare for grieving.

Perhaps arguing is only… 65 more words


Paul Horton: A History That Must Not Be Forgotten

Paul Horton, who teaches history at the University of Chicago Lab School, took his son on a visit to the Delta.

There they went to historical exhibits that were reminders if a brutal past. 21 more words