“She’s trying to find peace. She’s not trying to disrespect anybody’s ancestors,” her childhood friend, Louis McFall, says in 'Should the Confederate Flag Still Fly in Mississippi?' a documentary. “Why should she not be represented by a flag that others are?” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
Like other alumni campaigning against the Jackson statue, Carroll Foy says it should be carted off from its central location and taken away from campus or to a museum on the grounds. She said she appreciated some of Peay's initiatives outlined in his July letter, such as intensifying the recruitment of faculty members and students from marginalized backgrounds. But she said she doesn't understand why he or the school's Board of Visitors, which appoints the superintendent and oversees the school's budget, will not remove the Jackson statue. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
Oluo's "So You Want to Talk About Race" has been one of the most recommended books during the ongoing racial justice movement. Her new offering is a nuanced analysis of White male America - and how white supremacy has affected politics, football and more. Oluo deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative, and the result is both uncomfortable and illuminating. … [Read more...] about New reads to look forward to this fall
“Inequality in our city and in our country has skyrocketed over the last number of years. In the last 30 years, executive salaries in the U.S. have skyrocketed by 940 percent, while regular worker salaries have grown by just 11 percent.” Haney said. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Supes Place CEO Tax, Affordable Housing Plan On Ballot
Mowers, a former State Department staffer in the Trump administration, defeated four other Republicans in Tuesday’s contest to win the nomination in the eastern New Hampshire seat. The Associated Press called the race for him just after 9:30 p.m. with results showing Mowers with a 34-point lead over his nearest competitor. … [Read more...] about Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas