Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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09/11/2015
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What Went Wrong With The South Is What Went Wrong With America

“The Deep South’s paralyzing intergenerational poverty is the devastating sum of problems both historical and emergent — ones that, in the life of a young man, can build in childhood and then erupt in early adulthood,” says Harlan. These young people “deal with traumas at home and dysfunction at school — only to find themselves, as graduates, searching for low-paying jobs in states that have been reluctant to fund programs that help the poor.” Continue reading

27/04/2015
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White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

“Getting it” when it comes to race and racism challenges our very identities as good white people. It’s an ongoing and often painful process of seeking to uncover our socialization at its very roots. It asks us to rebuild this identity in new and often uncomfortable ways. But I can testify that it is also the most exciting, powerful, intellectually stimulating and emotionally fulfilling journey I have ever undertaken. It has impacted every aspect of my life—personal and professional. Continue reading

02/02/2014
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Remember the Ladies: Blues and Gospel singer Gwen Avery dies at 71

Gwen Avery was an authentic blues and gospel singer. She was raised in a juke joint, where from an early age, she heard first hand, the sounds of Black Troubadors weaving tales of love, passion, frustration and pleas to God – any god, for release from Jim Crow, segregation and the horrible legacy of racism in America. Continue reading

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