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From the Archives: November 1990

by Anthony A. Parker 09-24-2018
Class Mobility

I REMEMBER one particularly troubling occasion at I.S. 61, Leonardo da Vinci Intermediate School in Queens. I was in sixth grade, class 6C, an SP (special progress) class. One day, midway through the school year, the assistant principal walked into my homeroom class and told me that I was being transferred into 6N. ... When you are 10 years old and in the third-ranked class in the sixth grade, to be told suddenly in front of your classmates that you are being transferred into the 14th-ranked class is embarrassing. In the few seconds it took for my mind to absorb this bad news and the shock of it, the opinion of my classmates of me changed from “peer” (meaning somewhat smart) to “dumb.”

Whose America is It?

by Anthony A. Parker 07-30-2013

WHO ARE WE? WHERE ARE WE GOING? And how are we going to get there? We can no longer answer these questions. Indeed, we have stopped asking them. But just as the future of blacks seemed to be in peril when integration was introduced decades ago, our future as a viable racial and ethnic group in this country will be greatly diminished unless a new model for racial and cultural development is established.

In Jesus' Name

by Anthony A. Parker 05-01-1993

Azusa Christian Community reclaims the poor and dispossessed in Boston

The Underdeveloped Afro-Asian Connection

by Anthony A. Parker 06-01-1992

The new parts of the film more intriguing than the whole

Resurrecting Malcolm X

by Anthony A. Parker 02-01-1992

Malcom X before the politics 

An Opportunity In Crisis

by Anthony A. Parker 04-01-1991

Black leadership and the New World Order

The Shifting Racial Paradigm

by Anthony A. Parker 01-01-1991

David Duke in Washington

Out of Touch at the Black Caucus

by Anthony A. Parker 12-01-1990

Why I felt guilty at the CBC

With Liberty and Education for All

by Anthony A. Parker 11-01-1990

A changing America call for cultural inclusion in the classroom

Whose America Is It?

by Anthony A. Parker 08-01-1990

A new generation reconsiders integration

Crimes of Punishment

by Anthony A. Parker 06-01-1990

At the door to reform the criminal justice system

Education: The Basics of Race and Power

by Anthony A. Parker 05-01-1990

Moving into the 1990s, we must protect education for all

The Politics of Race

by Anthony A. Parker 01-01-1990

The hope and peril in politics for people of color 

When Any Black Will Do

by Anthony A. Parker 11-01-1989

Yusef Hawkins was only 16 years old when he died. Like so many others before him, he died a victim of a reality beyond his control: racial violence.

Tragedy in China

by Anthony A. Parker 08-01-1989

It seemed too easy.

David Duke's Short Journey from KKK to GOP

by Anthony A. Parker 05-01-1989

David Duke's election to the Louisiana State Legislature should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Botha's Smokescreen of Reform

by Anthony A. Parker 02-01-1989

South Africa is once again a focus of the world's attention.

Women's Status Examined

by Anthony A. Parker 10-01-1988

The world is still facing a major problem with women's equality.