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From the Archives: November 1990
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?
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
Azusa Christian Community reclaims the poor and dispossessed in Boston
The Underdeveloped Afro-Asian Connection
The new parts of the film more intriguing than the whole
Resurrecting Malcolm X
Malcom X before the politics
An Opportunity In Crisis
Black leadership and the New World Order
The Shifting Racial Paradigm
David Duke in Washington
Out of Touch at the Black Caucus
Why I felt guilty at the CBC
With Liberty and Education for All
A changing America call for cultural inclusion in the classroom
Whose America Is It?
A new generation reconsiders integration
Crimes of Punishment
At the door to reform the criminal justice system
Education: The Basics of Race and Power
Moving into the 1990s, we must protect education for all
The Politics of Race
The hope and peril in politics for people of color
When Any Black Will Do
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
It seemed too easy.
David Duke's Short Journey from KKK to GOP
David Duke's election to the Louisiana State Legislature should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Botha's Smokescreen of Reform
South Africa is once again a focus of the world's attention.
Women's Status Examined
The world is still facing a major problem with women's equality.