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“God Made a Farmer…” and that Farmer Made a Slave

  The “8th Day” of which Paul Harvey speaks, must have occurred in the 1950s and 60s with the end of (widespread) sharecropping. Last night, I was quite offended by Ram’s “God Made a Farmer” commercial during the Super Bowl.  Well-meaning as it may have been, this commercial – airing during Black History Month, no less – made no mention whatsoever of the American Institution of Slavery.  How could such an oversight be made? Industrial […]

What if Jim Crow didn’t Die in the 60’s?

What if Jim Crow didn’t die in the 60’s? [amazon_link id=”1595586431″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]That’s the question you come to grips with when reading Michelle Alexander’s first book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  Written for the children and grandchildren of those who lived, fought, died and survived the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950’s, the 1960‘s, and the early 1970’s, this book challenges those of us who feel […]

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