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Bicycling While Black Triggers Call to Police in Marblehead, MA

Bicycling While Black Triggers Call to Police in Marblehead, MA

Civil rights activists, black and white, understood the dangers of the Freedom Rides. They knew opposition would be fierce, but they did not care. It was worth the risk in the pursuit of African-American rights. Through captivating primary source photographs, author David Aretha examines this fight for equality in the Civil Rights Movement.

On August more than people descended on Washington, D. They came by bus, car, and bicycle. Some even walked hundreds of miles to be there.

In 1997, Glamour magazine published a story titled 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time Shes 30. The list, written by Pamela Redmond Satran, was so popular that women started emailing it around, misattributing it to various female luminaries including Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton. Noting what a phenomenon it had become, the editors%2...

30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know By The Time She's 30

On May 11, 2009, a deputy in Palmdale, Calif. shot a 15-year-old boy who was playing "cops and robbers" with a toy gun. The child had been reported to police as someone riding a bicycle and brandishing a weapon. When police responded, they ordered the boy to drop the weapon. When he failed to drop the toy, a deputy fired and shot him in the upper body.

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. (Especially those who grew up relatively less privileged than other folks around them). And I’ve seen more than once where this happens...

What riding my bike has taught me about white privilege

How Riding a Bike Helps to Understand White Privelege

White privilege is like never riding a bicycle

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive.

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin.  A fascinating walk with a European-American as he darkens his skin and travels the mid-century American south.

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. A fascinating walk with a European-American as he darkens his skin and travels the mid-century American south. I read this book as a teenager and it became the foundation for me studying sociology.

Today, it is the U.S. that is tipping over dominoes around the world and there’s no end in sight. Its illegal invasion of Iraq ignited the Sunni-Shiite civil war that has metastasized into ISIS and threatens U.S. allies throughout the Middle East. Its destruction of government and all forms of order in Libya has loosed mayhem throughout North Africa, echoing now as Boko Haram in Nigeria.

It’s the lessons the U.S. didn’t learn from Vietnam that make its loss there the real tragedy

It’s the lessons the U. didn’t learn from Vietnam that make its loss there the real tragedy

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