Racial, Socioeconomic Segregation Still Rampant in Schools

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 […]

Let’s Stop Being ‘Black’

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 […]