The great evil of American slavery wasn’t involuntary servitude, says public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. It was the ideology of white supremacy used to justify it — and it’s an ugly part…
The Confederate Memorials debate reminds us that while we should always remember the past, we do not necessarily need to revere it.
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Public and college libraries alike faced challenges and tough choices this weekend in Charlottesville, VA, when clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counterprotesters from social justice, civil rights, and anti-fascist groups took place on the campus of the University of Virginia and across the city, leaving three dead and 34 injured.
Note: See also the syllabus document noted in the article: https://gradcoalition.com/wp/2017/08/14/charlottesville-syllabus-zine-1-for-august-12-2017/
A total eclipse is nature at its most incredible. It lasts less than three minutes and along its path, twilight suddenly descends where there
Many anti-Trump Americans talked about leaving the US for Canada. This couple is actually doing it.
“So. We have a vulgar, unstable yo-yo with a toxic ego and an attention-deficit problem in the White House, and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistol at the waves — not really useful — but what does it all add up to? Not that much, if you ask me, which you didn’t, but I’ll say it anyway.”
“We will survive this. He will do what damage he can, like a man burning books out of anger that he can’t read, but there will still be plenty of books left.”
For about two minutes on the afternoon of August 21, the sky over Nashville will turn almost as dark as night. Ditto Casper, Wyoming; Columbia, South Carolina, and the southern suburbs of St. Louis. They will be darkened by one of nature’s most spectacular events: a total solar eclipse. It may be the most-watched eclipse in history.
Source: Opening Day