“Driving While Black” is a real thing

My websites are back after a several month shutdown following hacker attacks.  I plan to be writing more, although right now, I need to get a book finished.  I felt an urgency in sharing this, however. The New York Times has just published  an article entitled “The Disproportionate Risksof Driving While Black.”   Wanted to share it with people now and…

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1965: Georgia Legislature refuses to seat “the infamous Mr. Bond”

 January 1965: Georgia House of Representatives refuses to seat Rep.-elect Julian Bond (D-Atlanta) due to his position against the Vietnam War. In Reconstruction Georgia, the legislature expelled all its black members. Both times, the federal government was forced to reinstall democracy in Georgia. Among his constituents: Martin Luther King Jr. The following excerpt on Bond’s case comes from The Way It…

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