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"Servants Are Not Like Us": Ferguson, Immigration, And 'Us Vs Them'

In his brilliant book At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson describes the relationship between servants in mid-19th-century England and their masters/employers: “Perhaps the hardest part of the job was simply being attached to and dependent on people who didn’t think much of you….Servants constituted a class of humans whose existences were fundamentally devoted to making certain that another class of humans would find everything they desired within arm’s reach more or less the moment it occurred to them to desire it.” Poet Edna St. 1,180 more words


American History Seems Too Confusing For Schoolteachers?

Schoolchildren we know inform us that history is boring. Given that it is full of more blood, sex, war, disease, invention and politics than any movie scenario, we sat down to consider that. 488 more words


Is Black America A Part Of The United States of America?

In the summer of 2012, Black Enterprise Magazine got a chance to interview President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House. In that interview, he made a comment that I will… 1,181 more words


The Wilmington Uprising

The 2006 release of a report from the North Carolina General Assembly revealed a terrible breach of justice. After I read accounts of the violent governmental overthrow I felt a deep sense of outrage and disappointment. 1,007 more words


A Bigger Picture: Money v. The Vote

 By At The Threshold

Jesus talked about the sins that came of the abuse of money and power more than anything else. The totalitarian abuses of the Roman Empire were at the forefront of his every thought, and those of the people who listened to him. 1,272 more words


I would like you to welcome my Guest Blogger while I work on editing my next book. He wishes to remain anonymous as there has been a threat on his life. 1,133 more words