“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 […]

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 […]