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When Hit Dogs Holler: White Privilege and the Denial Thereof

And here I am again writing about something which I had no real intention to write about but circumstance seemed to necessitate otherwise.

My original post this week wasn’t going to be about race. 922 more words

Culture

Eskildsen: Adventism During the Civil Rights Movement

I was surprised to arrive at my in-law’s church this Sabbath and find a story about civil rights on the front page of the congregation’s newsletter. 763 more words

School of Charm, by Lisa Ann Scott

Summary:  After her beloved father’s death in 1977, eleven-year-old tomboy Chip tries to fit with her family of beauty queens, making unlikely new friends at Miss Vernie’s unusual charm school in Mt. 9 more words

Historical Fiction

The Sittin' Up, by Shelia Moses

Summary:  When the patriarch of twelve-year-old Bean’s sharecropping community dies, Bean gets a lesson in not only what it means to lose someone you love, but also in how his family and friends care for their dead.

Penguin

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Historical Fiction

Why Politicians Lie: Because "the people" Lie.

You want to know why politicians aren’t honest?  It’s because the people they represent aren’t honest.  Believe it or not, as much as we complain about politicians, the reason those dishonest politicians continue to hold positions in that dishonest system is because they represent dishonest people.  767 more words

Fashion And Status

Hank Aaron Fears Racism is Still Alive- Racists Prove Him Right

Forty years ago, as he was chasing Babe Ruth’s all-time homerun record, Henry Aaron was the subject of death threats and vile racial slurs and insults. 529 more words

Culture

The Latest from Carolina Book Beat

Little Colored Girls Like to Wear Pearls Too! by Janice Mack Guess (broadcast 3-24-2014) A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Janice moved to Durham with her family when she was ten years old. 174 more words