Race Issues
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A tale of two worldviews

Race Issues | How Ta-Nehisi Coates is tearing down what Martin Luther King Jr. built up
by Scott Allen
Posted 2/10/18, 11:01 am

Booker T. Washington died in 1915, and for several decades afterward he was the most-quoted African-American leader. His autobiography, Up From Slavery, is still worth reading. I’ve referred to it 10 times in WORLD Magazine over the years, and we’ve listed it as one of the top 40 books of the 20th century.

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Latter-day slave trade

Books | Recognizing post–Civil War slavery
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/01/18, 02:16 pm

A 10-year-old book that I missed back then makes for stimulating reading during Black History Month. Historian Douglas Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name (Random House, 2008) mentions the familiar tragedy of Ku Klux Klan intimidation and lynchings, but then relates well a largely untold story: “Wholesaling and retailing of slaves regenerated itself around convict leasing in the 1870s and 1880s.”

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Hear him roar

Entertainment | The film Black Panther could quench a thirst for minority representation
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/12/18, 12:15 pm

Fans of Black Panther made the movie one of the most tweeted-about films in 2017, and it doesn’t even come out until next month.

“As the father of two little black boys I’m super excited to have a superhero that looks like them on screen,” said Glen Greezy of New York City, who plans to see the movie on opening weekend along with many of his friends on Facebook. “Other superheroes are great, and I see their movies too, but something about having a black man as the main character in a superhero movie is extra appealing.”

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