As a boy growing up in Britain in the 70s, seeing black faces on TV or in films was an exciting rarity. Today, as an actor working mostly in the US, I still don’t see enough people like me. This latest row is a chance to push for real change
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and Scots-Irish, which some say accounts for her fair complexion. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery, at her mother’s house.
The sticky role of preference in preserving segregation — and how to change it.
Jacqueline Keeler's insight:
Every day renters walk into the Oak Park Regional Housing Center certain they don’t want to live on the east side of town. The east side of town, in this small suburb that borders Chicago, is geographic code for uncomfortably close to where the poor blacks live.
If you don’t know about your past, you lack a blueprint for the future. And a new study suggests just that. Research in California found that high school students who were exposed to classes on race and ethnicity experienced better attendance and academic achievement. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Stanford University, revealed …
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