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COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. – Review

COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. – Review – book review COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race by Eugene Robinson (Free Press, 1999. 288 pp. $24) Both of these books, by veteran black Washington Post reporters, contemplate the meaning […]

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Holy Ground

Holy Ground – origin of Oklahoma as a Creek resettlement territory Gloria Jahoda “Away back in that time in–1492–there was a man by the name of Columbus came from across the great ocean, and he discovered the country for the white man … What did he find when he first arrived here? Did he find […]

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Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. – Review

Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. – Review – book review Evelyn Hu-DeHart Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco By Judy Yung (University of California Press, 1995. XIV + 395 pp. Hardcover $45. Paperback $15.95.) This long anticipated work by historian Judy Yung fills what […]

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RACIAL ATTITUDES IN AMERICA: Trends and Interpretations

RACIAL ATTITUDES IN AMERICA: Trends and Interpretations RACIAL ATTITUDES IN AMERICA: Trends and Interpretations by Howard Schuman, Charlotte Steeh, Lawrence Bobo, and Maria Krysan (Harvard University Press, 1997. 401 pp.) This revised edition of the authors’ 1985 classic study examines the evolution of racial attitudes in America from 1945 to the present, as reflected in […]

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Turning Point: Selma – Selma, Alabama

Turning Point: Selma – Selma, Alabama – Brief Article Wayne Greenhaw He was smaller than the others Less than 5-feet-10, John Lewis was balding even at the age of 20, a wide-eyed Alabama farm youth fresh from the classrooms of the Institute of Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation. He had learned from James Lawson, the Student […]

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a preface to Holy Ground and the destruction of the Kingdom of Kongo

History as sentimental education: a preface to Holy Ground and the destruction of the Kingdom of Kongo The mantra about repeating the history one hasn’t learned is true riot only for delinquent high school students and pundits quoting Santayana. But it has become by so much the dominant rationale for the historical impulse that we […]

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Radical equations: an interview with Bob Moses

Radical equations: an interview with Bob Moses – Interview Legendary is to Bob Moses what dull is to thud; the adjective has been used so often in proximity to his name it seems to have become a part of it. Moses first gained national attention in the early 1960s, when he was one of the […]

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The Leading Latina Legal Eagle for Civil Rights

Antonia Hernandez: The Leading Latina Legal Eagle for Civil Rights Back in 1956, as eight-year old Antonia Hernandez was preparing to move from Torreon, Mexico to Los Angeles, little did she realize that four decades later she would be leading one of the nation’s preeminent civil rights organizations. Since 1985, Antonia Hernandez has been in […]

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The enigma of the stigma

The enigma of the stigma – Book Review Christopher H. Foreman, Jr. Review of The Anatomy of Racial Inequality by Glenn C. Loury In America’s cottage industry of writing on race, a few nonfiction categories predominate: history, biography, personal memoir, journalistic expose. But most stimulating and useful for raising the level of public discourse are […]

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Where are you really from? Asian Americans and the perpetual foreigner syndrome

Where are you really from? Asian Americans and the perpetual foreigner syndrome Frank H. Wu “Where are you from?” is a question I like answering. “Where are you really from?” is a question I really hate answering. “Where are you from?” is a question we all routinely ask one another upon meeting a new person. […]