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Jeff

After 40 years in L.A. schools, this outspoken teacher gives the LAUSD his final grade At 10:30 a.m., when all his 10th-grade AP history students had taken their seats, Jeff Horton took care of one last detail before stepping to the front of the class. He pulled on...

Privilege Part 3

1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time. 2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me. 3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting...

In Remembrance of Thomas H. Wirth

John Speer and Tom Wirth  at the Giovanni’s Room reading of “Gentleman Jigger” Thomas H. Wirth long time member of Men of All Colors Together New York, Independent scholar on the Harlem Renaissance, book collector and publisher, faculty member and union...

World Wide Homophobia Update

World Wide Homophobia Update 78 countries around the world still criminalize same-sex relationships. Some of the most vocal advocates for these deplorable laws are from the United States. Anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively, recently qualified to be on the ballot as an...
The New Jim Crow, The Supreme Court, and Ferguson

The New Jim Crow, The Supreme Court, and Ferguson

For those of you that have read the remarkable book “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander, it will come of no surprise that African Americans are harmed long term by our mass incarceration system. This issue was brought back into focus over the last weeks with the...