Tag: segregation

Home /
img
Whether past or present, aggressively or passively, whites have always opposed meaningful integration of schools. Nikole Hannah-Jones’ piece for the Times on busing is a great example of how this worked in the North. She notes that busing did in fact work, despite how it is talked about today, including LGM comment threads. But white […]
img

Civil Rights Nostalgia

By
|
In General
|
On February 26, 2018
I suppose nostalgia is part of the human condition. But if so, then the human condition serves a distinctly politically conservative agenda because nostalgia is a no good horrible thing that makes us forget the complexities of the past for easy narratives that do work for those who want nothing to change. The first goal […]
img
This is the grave of Homer Plessy. Born into the Creole middle class of New Orleans in 1862 that had seen their status decline significantly since the American acquisition of Louisiana in 1803, Plessy grew up speaking French and working to improve the status of the black community in New Orleans after the Civil War. […]
It is main inner container footer text