By Adam SanchezEvery day seems to bring new horrors as the U.S. president’s racist rhetoric and policies have provided an increasingly encouraging environment for attacks on Black people and other communities of color.
Sociologist James W. Loewen is the author of Lies My Teacher Told Me. For nine years (c.1991 — 2000), Vertigo Books operated near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. It was always touch-and-go, and when the property owner raised the rent, Vertigo went — to nearby College Park, Maryland, near the University of Maryland. There it lasted another nine years before throwing in the towel to Amazon. Vertigo was always known for hosting book-signings by progressive authors.
Storytelling preserved American Indian culture. Elders endlessly repeated stories and tested children to insure accuracy for future generations. Storytelling is the strength of our enduring culture. We understand that history is written by the victor and the history of the vanquished is forgotten. There is no honor or glory in telling untruths.
The Senate just passed a bill recognizing 6 #Powhatan VA American Indian tribes as nations (Yes, under the U.S., of course.) In short, #FederalRecognition. This is a happy day for them. They met the English, so their intergroup history goes way back. Best wishes to you all!
#MitchLandrieu, NOLA mayor, has new bk out: "In the Shadow of Statues:A White Southerner Confronts History." Ends with his sterling speech "Truth." I'm proud that the first 2 bks he cites are Lies Across Amer. & The Confederate & Neo-Confederate Reader. Read his bk!
In majority white towns residents usually complain to get things fixed. In Black America there is a tradition of hoping govt. will handle it and not feeling one has the right or power to complain and make govt. shape up. Hence things like this happen: https://t.co/AMydNzMZ7n
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
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