Poll: Racial polarization on Trayvon Martin case, but not on all issues

A new Gallup poll shows that blacks and non-blacks take widely different views of the Trayvon Martin case: PRINCETON, NJ — Black Americans’ views differ dramatically from those of nonblacks regarding the circumstances involved in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26. Blacks are paying much closer attention to the news of the incident; overwhelmingly…

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Publishers Weekly: “Grant provides trenchant criticisms of educational policy (with) acerbic wit.”

News from Thornbriar Press Jonathan Grant’s timely, poignant tale of war between a PTA president and a grade school principal has struck a chord with both parents and educators as well as critics. In addition to receiving praise from reviewers, Chain Gang Elementary is “Required Reading” in the current issue of PTO Today. To get an idea of the novel’s…

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Stupid or racist? You be the judge

The whole photo looks off to me, somehow. So they take a class picture. A couple of kids don’t have permission slips but sit for the photo shoot anyway. Everyone finds out too late and they do the decapitated chicken dance. One of the contraband kids is cut out of the photo. The other is sitting there, square in the…

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See-saw coverage of Trayvon Martin case continues; NBC totters

Update: That news producer has been fired. See story. NBC News is in hot water for its coverage of the Trayvon Martin case following the disclosure that a producer had improperly edited George Zimmerman’s call to the police, making it appear that Zimmerman was highlighting Martin’s race on his own. In fact, Zimmerman told the dispatcher Martin was black in…

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Brambleman now in stock at Humpus Bumpus, Forsyth County’s bookstore

Thanks to the good folks at Humpus Bumpus in Cumming, Brambleman is now on sale in Forsyth County. The bookstore has signed copies available–by the way, these are the first signed copies available for sale anywhere. So, if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Humpus Bumpus on your  way home tonight and pick up a copy. For more information about Brambleman, click…

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