As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School. It was nothing big, just chatter about prom, school, what comes next, what they’d change.
The impact and history of racial segregation in America is well documented. It has moved in theory from the 1896, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case that determined that “separate but equal” was constitutional, to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court overturned Plessy […]
After World War II, the general status quo of the separation of the races continued to be promoted not only in the south, but all across America. Racism against African Americans continued through the wartime era in the job market and in urban housing conditions. The practice was a result of politics, mainly Jim Crow […]
As a young child, I would get infuriated when someone called me black because I am latte brown-skinned. Since everyone was being called by their color, I wanted to make sure they got mine right. “Call me brown,” I would demand. As you might imagine, no one called me brown, but my irritation with color […]