Charleston Syllabus

It is the title of a new book that offers readings on race, racism and racial violence.  Professors Chad Williams, Kidada Williams, and Keisha N. Blain, its authors, offer this collection of writings in hopes of strengthening our conversations about race after the Charleston massacre on June 17, 2015.  On this terrible day, twenty- one […]

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Debate over Confederate Flag in South Carolina is Over

“We are symbols and inhabit symbols.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It appears that the Confederate flag will not rise again at least not above government buildings in South Carolina.  In a final vote of 94 to 20, the State House of Representatives decided to remove the flag.  Recently associated with Dylann Roof, a 21 year […]

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Help After the Emanuel AME Church Murders

“Knowing what’s right does not mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~Theodore Roosevelt There is so much terrain to cover and so many layers to our continuing conversation on race and its progeny.  To be sure, I agree with President Obama as to the nature of our conversations moving forward.  He said during Wednesday’s […]

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