The brutal truth about lynching

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ā€” Maya Angelou On July 5, 1933, Elizabeth Lawrence, a black school teacher, was lynched in Jefferson County (Birmingham), Alabama. A mob of white men dragged her from her home, burning the house down as they left, […]

Even liberal whites may have prejudices

My nine-year-old is already a big fan of Starbucks. Like many large American corporations, the company starts early to recruit its customer base, offering kid-friendly drinks. Carly likes the hot chocolate with a buttered croissant. Iā€™ve never been enthusiastic about wretchedly overpriced coffee ā€” my daughter was introduced to Starbucks by a friend ā€” and […]