Browsing All Posts filed under »racism«

Old and New History

May 4, 2021


Slavery was abolished by the Emancipation Declaration of 1863 and uprooted by the final military victory of North over the South in April 1865. There followed a century of conflict largely in the South to free truly the ex-slaves and give them all the rights of all citizens, like the right to vote, to have […]

Race and José Martí

March 4, 2021


Studying, or rather suffering, angst, over race in this country is like someone focusing on their belly button. Thomas Chatterton Williams’s recent piece in the Wall Street Journal on “Beyond Black History Month” is one (very thoughtful) American’s take on race, bringing the advantage of his having lived elsewhere, I think Paris, for a number […]

What is being read at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 9, 2020


I recently read where the Division of DEI at UA will host a “common read” of the New York Times best-selling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo beginning at the end of July.. I thought, well I should probably take a look at a […]