- June 21, 2020After a clip from Rosedale: The Way It Is, a 1976 Bill Moyers film documenting racial tension in one New York City community, went viral on social media, New York Times reporters tracked down the young Black children — now grownups — who were terrorized by a mob of white children 45 years ago.
- June 18, 2020
When Donald Trump planned a campaign rally for June 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma it was a double insult to African Americans. There are many events in American history that most white adults have would not be able to identify, much less appreciate their significance. Red Summer of 1919, the Rosewood Massacre, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Tulsa is one among too many.
- June 4, 2020
Demagogue that he is and that he’s toyed with becoming since well before he ran for president, Donald Trump used his June 2 rant against looting and thuggery after George Floyd’s murder to bang the drum for a civil war that he’s been toying with. But how pure was the republic before he stepped into the spotlight?
- May 25, 2020
The coronavirus epidemic will have a lasting worldwide impact, to be sure, but it will have a unique native social impact as well, one equal to those brought about by the upheavals of the 1960s and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Already it’s changed the way we see ourselves, and our nationhood.
- December 8, 2017Before he was a Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights lawyer battling the same forces that confront our justice system today.
- December 7, 2017Today’s Republicans would have fit right into Herbert Hoover’s administration.