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Martin Luther King Day

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  • On Baltimore and its monuments

    On Baltimore and its monuments
    I thank City Paper for sharing the short radio piece I produced with my colleague Mark Gunnery for The Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in January (“Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?”). But I cringed when I read my words (“I don’t think the City should tear down the Lee-Jackson Monument or the other Confederate monuments in Baltimore”) in the context of the recent racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race

    I was born in South Carolina, in the Jim Crow South to a father from rural Mississippi who openly disliked people of color, and to a mother who was half Lebanese. My parents met in high school and found enough common ground to marry. But I never...

    Ku Klux Klan propaganda blankets Whittier neighborhood

    Ku Klux Klan  propaganda blankets Whittier neighborhood
    Residents in a Whittier neighborhood awoke Sunday to find fliers advertising the Klu Klux Klan on their front lawns, authorities said. Those living in the 5400 block of Adele Avenue received plastic bags containing the fliers with KKK propaganda, a rock...

    A lesson on 'southern heritage' and the profound power of symbols

    A lesson on 'southern heritage' and the profound power of symbols
    The debate swirling around the Confederate battle flag takes me back to a time early in my career when that symbol nearly cost me a job. It was when I first came to realize that for a lot of people, the Civil War was still alive and kicking, more than 125...

    History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds

    The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. Here's a look at the history of the flag's presence in the...