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Interest Convergence and Racial Realism

There is a component of critical race theory that says that racial progress only has been and only will be made when the interests of minorities are aligned with the interest of the majority. 191 more words

Teaching with Historic Places, Brown v. Board, and the NPS

I always enjoy spending time at the Brown v. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. Based in the former Monroe Elementary building, the site honors the people and ideas that culminated in the 1954 landmark case declaring state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. 330 more words


Interview with "The Butler" author, Wil Haygood

I recently interviewed journalist/historian Wil Haygood in anticipation of his visit to the Atlanta History Center. He is best known for writing The Butler, and he has recently written a biography about Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first African American Supreme Court justice. 184 more words


Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: The Fight Has Only Just Begun

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision today on gay marriage is unquestionably historic, just do not believe the issue is settled. Here is why.

First, while the Court is the final arbiter of constitutional meaning, it is has “ 264 more words

A step towards justice? Tamir Rice, the NAACP, and a brief history lesson

I’m not sure how many people have heard about this… I wouldn’t have known if my boyfriend hadn’t run into the living room the other evening thrilled that a judge said that Timothy Loehmann had murdered Tamir Rice.   1,445 more words