Glenda Gilmore’s Defying Dixie describes the leftist activism that laid the foundation for the subsequent Civil Rights and Movement for Black Lives. Her stories of hit home for many of us — her recounting of the Atlanta Six case at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in particular for me and Atlanta folx. My great […]Read More Defying Dixie at the Cotton Lofts
Slowly, with each passing day, with each gathering of thousands, the physical monuments to white supremacy are coming down. It is too early to tell if the immense institutional structures that erected them — policing, the very U.S. economy, the educational system, the health care system — will also be reborn in the wake of […]Read More Racist monuments are slowly crumbling
People are emphasizing the material over the human.
– Dr Illya Davis, Morehouse College
When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse. Capital and […]Read More Why is Atlanta burning?
Georgia’s plan to reopen the state on April 24th are not safe. Let’s demand moral accountabilityRead More Restarting Georgia’s economy from coronavirus the right way
Opt out of facial recognitionRead More The city of Atlanta doesn’t use facial recognition — so why does Delta Airlines?
This elegant gentleman, on his way from a Sunday church service brightened my day and earned my vote for flyest Sunday best of all timeRead More Flyest Sunday best
Want to make sure your vote counts in the Georgia November election? Casting an absentee ballot may be the way to go! Federal judge Amy Totenberg (sister of Nina Totenberg if you are an NPR listener) ruled Monday that Georgia could go ahead using insecure paperless voting machines. Although Judge Totenberg concurred with many cybersecurity […]Read More Vote absentee if you live in Georgia
Martin Luther King feared fully expected that there would be a backlash as basic human rights for African Americans expanded. There were historic precedents for this such as the reversal of post-Civil War Reconstruction-era freedoms during the last decades of the 19th century and the rise of segregationist laws throughout the southern US during the […]Read More Avondale Estates is having a backlash
My partner Dr Gayatri Sethi is interviewing celebrated writer and illustrator Yuyi Morales today at the Decatur Book Festival today, Saturday, September 1 from 1:00 to 1:30. They’ll be discussing Morales’ new book Dreamers. Isn’t it time you talked to your children about what is going on at the border? Dreamers talks about Morales’s own 1994 […]Read More Gayatri interviews Yuyi Morales at Decatur Book Festival