Military has been Desegregation Model

[More than] Fifty years ago, on July 26, 1948 President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981. The order brought an end to racial segregation within the ranks of the United States military forces. The written document contained six paragraphs with less than 250 words.

Executive Order 9981 addressed four areas: First, it declared the . . . → Read More: Military has been Desegregation Model

Durr Lecture Series Brightens City’s Intellectual Climate

Auburn University at Montgomery’s (AUM) Clifford J. Durr Lecture series continues to attract distinguished thinkers. Studs Terkel and Charles Morgan, Jr. spoke at the 1997 lecture. They told many wonderful stories about their experiences with Virginia and Clifford Durr. Through their anecdote laden speeches, the two long time friends of the Durrs also exposed . . . → Read More: Durr Lecture Series Brightens City’s Intellectual Climate

What’s Wrong With Biracial Label?

In 1967, the United States Supreme Court declared state laws banning interracial marriage unconstitutional [Loving vs. Commonwealth of Virginia]. This decision opened the courthouse door for men and women of different races to marry, procreate and bring up their legitimate children anywhere in the United States. According to the 1992 U.S. Census, there are . . . → Read More: What’s Wrong With Biracial Label?

Race Still Warps American Reality

May 16, 1996 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy vs. Ferguson. The 1896 case of Homer Plessy involved the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that required separate accommodations for white and “colored” railroad passengers. This is the case that birthed the “Separate but Equal” legal doctrine which . . . → Read More: Race Still Warps American Reality

Time To End Black History Month

It’s time to stop imposing a separate black history upon Americans. Black History Month divides society racially by highlighting a separate systematic account of what happened in the lives and development of Americans with African blood as opposed to the lives of Americans without African ancestry. Black History Month is the manifestation of a . . . → Read More: Time To End Black History Month