#CharlestonSyllabus

In the wake of the Charleston attack, there has been a fantastic collaborative compiling of resources pouring out over Twitter. Follow the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag for a rich feast of resources to get up to speed on the racist legacy that still haunts our hearts and our country. #charlestonsyllabus Tweets Please share the love:

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Rule of Law and U.S. Incarceration Rates

Here are a few things I learned today: The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. (With the exception of Seychelles, whose 780something prisoners in a country roughly the size of Bend, Oregon, gives it top billing.) Our nearly 700 prisoners per 100,000 people is five and a half […]

Racial or Not?

I know it’s a bit hard to see the picture, but see what you can make of this sign: (“CAPS WORN WITH BILL FORWARD ONLY! NO DO RAGS!”) The sign adorns a new high school football stadium. I’m curious how it strikes you. My gut reaction was that there was a racist tinge to it, […]