Institutional Racism Still Oppresses

Traditionally, society does not consider a person racist for manifesting a culturally superior attitude about his or her language, religion, morality, manners or some other aspect of ethnicity. Such individuals are most often considered good citizens, proud of their family, community and heritage. Yet, contemporary American society is frequently labeling these individuals racist because . . . → Read More: Institutional Racism Still Oppresses

Leaders Agree: Preserve Valuable History

Readers may recall the position this column took last year with respect to Black History Month. That column suggested we end the practice of defining and separating our history by race. On 7 November 1994, a group of Alabama’s civic and political leaders took an important step toward combining American civil rights history. U.S. . . . → Read More: Leaders Agree: Preserve Valuable History

Distinguished Duo Leads City Group

Recent news of legendary civil rights figure, Johnnie Carr, and retired Air Force general, Charles ‘Chick’ Cleveland taking leadership of One Montgomery, Inc. inspires reflection on the lives of these two very special people. Both, Mrs. Carr and Gen. Cleveland, are well known to many readers of this column. The fact that they were chosen as co-chairs of One Montgomery is no surprise to those of us who know them. . . . → Read More: Distinguished Duo Leads City Group