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Category Archive: Black History, Civil Rights, Employment

Column 57: The Depression Begins

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming In the fall of 1928, after working for the Southern Pacific Railroad for more than a year, I encountered the seniority system, in which those who...

Beacon Press is pleased to announce the publication of Sarah’s Long Walk by father-and-son writing team Stephen and Paul Kendrick, and of Anne C. Bailey’s African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade

One hundred years before Brown v. the Board of Education became the first case to overturn segregation in public schools, Roberts v. the City of Boston set the legal precedent that paved the way. But...

No More Prisons

By Gabe Moskoff An author should be judged first and foremost on the effect he or she has on the reader.  By this measure, William Upski Wimsatt gets an A plus. Upski’s latest book, No More...

The New Slavery? Race, Money & Justice in America

By Lester Fisher “Tough on Crime” has become the battle cry of every elected official and criminal justice bureaucrat in the country. Their rhetoric and turn-back-the-clock legislation...

Racial Ads

By Eli Parker Television ads are showing a false image of African Americans. These ads are portraying Blacks as stupid, uneducated and backward. Take for example the Southwest Airline’s...