Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James

The Black students at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, picked a memoir about a Black student’s time at a white boarding school for the summer of 2022 book. Here is my review. ADMISSIONS: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James (she/her) is a memoir by the first African-American legacy student to graduateContinue reading “Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

June 23, 1982 – Vincent Jen Chin (May 18, 1955 – June 23, 1982) was a Chinese American draftsman who was beaten to death in a racially motivated hate crime by two white men, Chrysler plant supervisor Ronald Ebens and his stepson, laid-off autoworker Michael Nitz. They assailed Chin following a brawl that took placeContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

The Memphis massacre of 1866 was a series of violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee. The racial violence was ignited by political and social racism following the American Civil War, in the early stages of Reconstruction. After a shooting altercation between white policemen and black veterans recently musteredContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Racist By Design

In America, the highways and public spaces that shape our cities were often intentionally built at the expense of minority citizens. When the “structural” racist, urban planner Robert Moses began building projects in New York during the 1920s, he bulldozed Black and Latino homes to make way for parks and built highways through the middleContinue reading “Racist By Design”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

March 15, 2022 ~ Kevin Johnson was fatally shot 9 times in the back by three San Antonio cops. A crowd that gathered after the shooting clashed with police, who at one point used pepper spray on the group. March 15, 1713 – Tuscarora Nation warriors withstood colonizers’ siege of Fort Neoheroka in North CarolinaContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

March 10, 2022 ~ A Collegedale, Tennessee police officer fired his stun gun at a Black food delivery man, Delane Gordon, who had begun recording his traffic stop for speeding and asked to see the officer’s supervisor, video footage shows. Gordon has no prior criminal record, never posed a threat to the officer and wasContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”