Telling the story of Tuskegee University and relegating Booker T. Washington to a single anecdotal reference is a little like giving a speech about Menlo Park but only mentioning Thomas Edison in passing. 829 more words
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Video abstract - Katie Wells talks about "A Housing Crisis, a Failed Law, and a Property Conflict: The US Urban Speculation Tax"
Forthcoming in Antipode 47(4) in September 2015, and available online now, Katie Wells’ “A Housing Crisis, a Failed Law, and a Property Conflict: The US Urban Speculation Tax” is a fine contribution to the journal’s growing collection of papers* on property rights, racial politics, housing markets and urban policy. 503 more words
That thug George Zimmerman has been involved in yet another violent shooting. The criminal can’t go a year without getting arrested or getting into some sort of illegal activity involving a gun, can he? 77 more words
For many descendants of enslaved Africans who currently live in the United States of America, I believe, that from time to time, we have or we’ve all had at some point, a nationality identity crisis—the reluctance or unwillingness to self-identify under the American demonym. 606 more words
In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” saying that drug addiction was “public enemy number one.” The use of heroin was apparently on the rise; soldiers serving in Viet-Nam were disproportionately addicted to that drug. 629 more words