SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old black boy executed nearly 70 years ago is finally getting another day in court, and his lawyers plan to argue Tuesday for a new trial, saying his conviction was tainted by the segregationist-era justice system and scant evidence. For more:
A woman engineer tells how it was in the ’70s. And the harassment continues. As below:
In 1980, I may have been the first women in the U.S. to take charge of building a skyscraper for an owner. And it was one of the most famous luxury residences in the world, the Trump Tower in New York City.
But before I had worked my way up in construction to executive vice president of the Trump Organization, I had to subject myself in the 1970s to harassment, humiliation and discrimination in the usual forms, such as magazine pinups of naked women, insults and outright prohibitions from going on-site….
|Congratulations to Larry Spruill, a board member at Not in Our Town Princeton. He will be honored with the Journey Award from Princeton University on Martin Luther King Day (seating starts at 1 p.m., program starts at 1:30 p.m.) in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Last year the awardee was the university’s associate dean for academics and diversity.The first recipient of the award for lifetime service, in 2005, was university vice president Robert Durkee. The article below is from the invitation to the event, which will include music by the Princeton High School Studio Band and a keynote from Omar Wasow. a politics professor at Princeton who founded the social networking site for African Americans (BlackPlanet) and who is known as Oprah Winfrey’s social media tutor. It will be an exciting afternoon and a tribute that Larry richly deserves.|
For his blog, click here. Cornel West puts him in the tradition of John Brown.
If you have a friend who doesn’t “get” the concept of white privilege, try to bring that friend to hear Tim Wise.
The concept of “white privilege” is not accepted by some white people. Here are some potential responses to them — from a white woman, Gina Crossley-Corcoran, who grew up poor. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person is found on the Crossley-Corcoran’s blog “The Feminist Breeder.” She refers to the now-famous piece by Peggy McIntosh, Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
Excerpts from this blog post will be the topic for the Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege on Monday, February 3, at 7 p.m. at the Princetno Public Library. All are welcome to these safe, friendly, confidential sessions for asking questions and sharing opinions.